Join us for this virtual program as NMUSN Collections Manager, Wesley Schwenk, gives a behind-the-scenes look at some incredible pieces from the museum's collection.  This presentation will focus on objects belonging to women who served in the United States Navy as well as some background about female Sailors over the years.  Type in questions or comments during the program in the Facebook comments section.  

Wesley Schwenk received his BA in History from The Pennsylvania State University and his MA in History with a concentration in Public History from La Salle University.   He has worked with multiple local historical societies, the Independence Seaport Museum, the National Park Service at Valley Forge National Historical Park, the National Archives, and the Naval History and Heritage Command.  He joined the National Museum of the U.S. Navy in 2019. 

Mr. Wesley Schwenk, NMUSN Collections Manager

This pre-recorded Facebook Premier program will be broadcast on the NMUSN Facebook page on the date and time indicated above.   If anyone has any problems accessing the museum's Facebook page, or if you have a question for the speaker, please send an email to

Brown-Bag Briefs are offered on the third Wednesday of every month.   Topics are related to U.S. Naval History, museum collection objects, art, technological achievement, and people.  Occasionally, the program may be held on a different day to coincide with special observances.   Check our website for the most updated listing.