Curator Branch

Sterling Silver Urn/Cup presented to Admiral George Dewey by citizens of Savannah,Georgia on March 20th 1900.

The Navy's central artifact collection is being consolidated from several locations into a single warehouse facility in Richmond, Va. This consolidation lays the groundwork for more efficient and more environmentally appropriate storage conditions for these irreplaceable resources. During this period, artifact accessibility and staff availability will both be severely restricted. Responses to requests for artifact support and for loans therefore are not being entertained. Please check the NHHC website for updates.

For information about the move, please see and follow NHHC on social media.

As principal custodian of the Navy's material heritage, the Curator Branch ensures the proper documentation, care, and preservation of the Navy's historical artifacts, and makes them available to the Navy and to the public in order to develop a better understanding of and fuller support for the Navy.


Washington Navy Yard, second floor of Building 108
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Phone: (202) 433-2318

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