Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Naval Historical Foundation
Chartered in the District of Columbia in 1926, the primary objectives of the Naval Historical Foundation are to collect and preserve private documents, papers and artifacts of naval historical significance and to make them readily available for public display and scholarly research; to stimulate the study of naval history, naval customs and naval tradition; and to portray the role of seapower in the development of the United States.
Artifacts from the foundationís extensive collection have been incorporated into the exhibits of the Navy Memorial Museum and the historical displays throughout the Navy Department. The foundationís manuscript collection deposited in the Library of Congress has been described as the largest body of personal papers in a single repository relating to United States naval history.
Erected 1982 by U.S. Navy.
Location. 38° 52.478′ N, 76° 59.692′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Dahlgren Avenue, SE, near Kidder Breese Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington Navy Yard DC 20374, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Navy Department Library (a few steps from this marker); Dudley Knox Center for Naval History (a few steps from this marker); The Center for Naval History - The Navy Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Leutze Park - Marine Corps Historical Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Optical Tower - Second Officers House (within shouting distance of this marker); Leutze Park Gun Collection (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Officer's House (about 400 feet away); The Washington Navy Yard (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
Additional keywords. Building 57; WNY; Dudley Knox Center for Naval History.
Categories. • Education • Waterways & Vessels •
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