Naval Historical Foundation

  • DC


1306 Dahlgren Ave, SE
Washington Navy Yard
Washington DC
United States

About Us

The Naval Historical Foundation’s mission at its founding 86 years ago and still relevant today: Preservation, Education and Commemoration of Naval History Preservation: Collect, by donation or purchase, historically significant documents, personal papers, photographs, art works, artifacts, oral histories, biographies and books for placement in the Library of Congress, Navy repositories, and nonprofit archives to ensure continued access by historians, veterans, and the American public.

Education: Production and dissemination of naval history information via:

  • Print media (monographs, coffee table books, subvention of popular and academic publications, and newsletters);
  • Online media blog posts, websites and social media;
  • Video media for museum display and military training;
  • Speakers bureaus comprised of veterans and historians;
  • Museum exhibits;
  • Prize and fellowship sponsorship;
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math plus History (STEM-H) programs;
  • Co-sponsorship of conferences, seminars and symposiums.

Commemoration: Honor 237 years of service and sacrifice by Navy men and women afloat, aloft and ashore by partnering with the U.S. Navy and naval heritage nonprofits to stage events to commemorate:

  • The June 1942 Battle of Midway;
  • The October 1775 Navy Birthday;
  • Other significant Navy anniversaries;
  • Important wars and conflicts, and their key battles and campaigns;
  • The service of historic Navy ships including America’s “Ship of State,” USS Constitution.