Monthly Archives: January 2012

New Magazine: “The Civil War Monitor”

Last fall we learned about an exciting new publication about the American Civil War. This brand new quarterly magazine is called the Civil War Monitor, and it looks to bridge the gulf between academic and popular history. According to the … Continue reading

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Students: Become A Shipwreck Investigator

The Marine Forensics Committee (MFC) of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) invites students in grades 7 thru college, to the Students day program in Marine Forensics Investigations. The International Marine Forensics Symposium Gaylord National Hotel and … Continue reading

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Interview with Cold War Gallery Aircraft Model Builder

We recently asked the aircraft model builder for the Cold War Gallery, Lieutenant Commander Michael “PYSCHO” McLeod, USN (Ret.), to share with us the process he uses to build the incredible models on display in the Gallery. Below are his … Continue reading

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Maritime Documentation Internship 2012

The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) are pleased to announce the Maritime Documentation Internship. The internship will permit a student or recent graduate of architecture or history, interested in maritime preservation, to … Continue reading

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Upcoming Additions to Vietnam War Booklet Series

The Naval Historical Foundation and the Naval History and Heritage Command are co-sponsoring a series of illustrated booklets to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War series, co-edited by Dr. Edward J. … Continue reading

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Afghan War Books Acquired by Navy Department Library

The Naval Historical Foundation is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of three vintage 19th century books for the Navy Department Library. If you recall in November, NHF made an appeal, called “Bucks for Books,” to raise funds for the … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Lady Gangster – A Sailor’s Memoir

By Del Staecker, Cable Publishing, Brule, WI, (2009). Reviewed by Charles H. Bogart The author is the son of Irvin H. Staecker who served on board the Lady Gangster from 1941 to 1945. The Lady Gangster was the crew’s name … Continue reading

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Brown Water Navy in Vietnam

2012 marks the beginning of commemorations for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration has launched a website (http://www.vietnamwar50th.com) which has information on the anniversary, and on the war itself. The website … Continue reading

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Message from NHF President: Join Us on Social Media

By NHF President, VADM Robert F. Dunn, USN (Ret.) As we move forward into 2012 our Foundation is on a great heading. We’re putting a unique spin on STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) by adding History to the … Continue reading

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HNSA 2012 Conference – Call for Papers

The Historic Naval Ships Association is looking for topics for sessions and presentations for their 2012 Conference to be held in Key West, FL on 19-22 September 2012. Please contact HNSA Conference Chair Toby Oothoudt at tobyo@bex.net, or call at … Continue reading

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Navy Museum Store Reports Strong December Sales

By Frank Arre, Navy Museum Store Manager Happy New Year! I am pleased to report that in its first month of operation (December 2011), the newly reopened Navy Museum Store (under NHF control) had gross sales in excess of $12,000. … Continue reading

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2012: A Year of U.S. Navy Commemorations

We hope you had a safe and happy New Year’s celebration. We here at the Naval Historical Foundation are excited about 2012, as it promises to be a year full of commemorations of naval history. There will be an opportunity … Continue reading

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