The Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academy Museum have enjoyed a close relationship through the years. An important highlight occurred in the late 1930s when the Academy made the decision to build Preble Hall to house the museum, and the Naval Institute played a major part in funding its construction.
Starting 10 September, these ties will be celebrated when the museum presents “Warrior Writers: The U.S. Naval Institute,” an exhibit capturing the Institute’s role for 142 years as the premier independent forum of the Sea Services. The exhibit will include more than 100 artifacts from the museum’s collection, many of which have never been displayed before. It will also include several unique items from the Institute and its authors. These artifacts tell the story of naval events and ideas—from the post–Civil War period to Afghanistan, from sail to steel, aviation, submarines, nuclear propulsion, and cyber. One of the great things about the Naval Institute is that our long history fully encompassed these historical and technological developments as they occurred.