The Navy's museum in Hampton Roads. Its mission of preserving and interpreting the history in the nation's finest harbor.
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The Brick-by Brick Shipbuilding Event brings together veterans, active-duty, and people of all ages, experiences, and demographics in an event that slows life down. This event brings people together to play and use the creativity, innovation, and collaboration to create ships and learn about naval history.
Hampton Roads Naval Museum has so much to see. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about one of the Navy's twelve official museums. The permanent berth of the retired Iowa-Class Battleship, USS Wisconsin. We hope you enjoy the home of the world's largest Navy installation!
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Supporting educational programs such as the Dunderfunk luncheon, lectures, the Flag Day Program on Battleship Wisconsin, Brick by Brick Lego Shipbuilding, the Children’s Summer Program, and the Deployed Sailors Program Christmas Card Program.
We provided recognition support to the over 100 volunteers who interpret the exhibits and bring naval history alive for the over 350,000 visitors a year to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum a year. We are maintaining and enhancing museum exhibits with plans for future expansion.
Donations can be mailed to:
Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation
600 Lynnhaven Parkway, Suite 202
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
The men and women of the Admiral’s Destroyer are dedicated to serving their country with honor and take great pride in what they do at sea. In support of these Sailors and the Navy’s heritage, we have embarked on a noble project to honor Admiral Arleigh Burke’s legacy.
Over the past months, friends of ARLEIGH BURKE have been busy locating, photographing, cataloging, and storing hundreds of historically significant artifacts that belonged to Arleigh and Bobbie Burke. With help from the surrounding surface warfare community, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, and professional conservators from the Metropolitan Museum in New York, we have developed a plan to preserve and display these items throughout the ship.
Our endeavor coincides with the congressionally mandated Destroyer Modernization Program. DDGs 51-78 will be upgraded with the combat systems and engineering suites of the Navy’s newest destroyers. This effort will ensure USS ARLEIGH BURKE’S sea service into the future- These exhibits will be a timeless reminder to the crew of their inherited culture.
This educational effort will be coordinated by the Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation and executed with the assistance of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum staff. The fundraising effort Without the help of people like you we can not afford the project expense and cannot make the vision become a reality.
The crew of ARLEIGH BURKE sacrifices countless hours away from family and friends and your donation to this project will show your continued support for America’s fighting Sailors.
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