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Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Establishment of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy

On October 17, 1987, the Navy Museum (now National Museum of the U.S. Navy) held celebrations for its 25th Anniversary. Established by Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, Chief of Naval Operations in 1963, the museum held a series of events and showcased the history of the U.S. Navy to visitors across the D.C. region. Some of the events were craft-making, and shooting of cannons along the Anacostia River, a speaking engagement, followed with a celebration cake. The Director at the time was Oscar D. Fitzgerald, Ph.D.


NMUSN-39:   Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Navy Museum, October 1987.    Visitors partake in a craft-making exercise.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.

NMUSN-39:  Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Navy Museum, October 1987.    Visitors partake in a craft-making exercise.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.  


NMUSN-43:   Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Navy Museum, October 1987.    Children partake in a craft-making exercise.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.

NMUSN-43:  Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Navy Museum, October 1987.   Visitors partake in a craft-making exercise.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.  


NMUSN-44:   Twenty-Five Anniversary of the Navy Museum, October 1987.    Children partake in a craft-making exercise.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.

NMUSN-44:  Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Navy Museum, October 1987.    Children partake in a craft-making exercise.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.  


NMUSN-41:   Replica Cannons fired for 25th Anniversary of the Navy Museum, October 1987.   In celebration of the 25th Anniversary, replica cannons are fired towards the Anacostia River, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.

NMUSN-41:  Replica Cannons fired for 25th Anniversary of the Navy Museum, October 1987.   In celebration of the 25th Anniversary, replica cannons are fired towards the Anacostia River, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection. 


NMUSN-40:   Cake for the 25th Anniversary of the Navy Museum, October 1987.    Visitors listen to remarks at the Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.

NMUSN-40:  Cake for the 25th Anniversary of the Navy Museum, October 1987.    Visitors listen to remarks at the Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.   


NMUSN-42:  Dr. Oscar Fitzgerald, Navy Museum, October 1Dr. Oscar Fitzgerald, Navy Museum, October 1987.    Dr. Fitzgerald prepares to cut the anniversary cake.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection987.    Dr. Fitzgerald prepares to cut the anniversary cake.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection

NMUSN-42:  Dr. Oscar Fitzgerald, Navy Museum, October 1Dr. Oscar Fitzgerald, Navy Museum, October 1987.    Dr. Fitzgerald prepares to cut the anniversary cake.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection987.    Dr. Fitzgerald prepares to cut the anniversary cake.   National Museum of the U.S. Navy Photograph Collection.

Published: Tue Jul 20 10:02:50 EDT 2021