Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Naval Historical Foundation

  • Washington Navy Yard, DC
  • http://www.navyhistory.org

Mission Statement

Chartered in the District of Columbia in 1926, the primary objectives of the Naval Historical Foundation are to collect and preserve documents, papers, oral histories and artifacts of U.S. naval historical significance and make them readily available for public display and scholarly research; to stimulate the study of naval history, naval customs and naval traditions; and to portray the role of sea power in the development of the United States.

Service Areas

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National

Based in Washington, DC, but with outreach to veterans and the American public across the country.

ruling year

1937

Principal Officer since 1999

Self-reported

Captain Charles T Creekman Jr.

Keywords

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navy,naval,history,heritage,warships,submarines,naval aviation,sailors,oral history,Navy Museum,Cold War Gallery,museum events

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Also Known As

Naval Historical Foundation

EIN

53-0196627

Physical Address

1306 Dahlgren Ave SE

Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374 5055

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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We make a difference in the lives of U.S. Navy veterans and their families by preserving and promoting their stories of service and sacrifice through the collection of significant papers, oral histories and artifacts, and by enhancing the exhibits in the National Museum of the U.S. Navy.

Programs

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Program 1

The Naval Historical Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization was established over 80 years ago in Washington, DC to safeguard the U.S. Navy's historic legacy. Its mission is to preserve and promote naval history through collection of art, artifacts, manuscripts and oral histories on behalf of the Navy; outreach to the American public with speakers, publications and symposiums; customer purchase of quality Museum store merchandise, photo and document copies and historical research services; and support for the Navy's historical programs by donating services and funds to that federal organization's Naval Historical Center.

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Service Areas

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National

Based in Washington, DC, but with outreach to veterans and the American public across the country.

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NAVAL HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Naval Historical Foundation

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Principal Officer

Captain Charles T Creekman Jr.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Admiral Bruce DeMars

No Affiliation

Term: June 2009 - June 2012

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