Caption: NHHC staff member Holly Quick, speaks with Lt. Geoffrey Gaines assigned to LCS Squadron One and Raymond Robichaud a retired naval officer in the Washington Ball Room during the SNA 2015 Symposium. (U.S. Navy Photo by Phyllis Tolzmann)

From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) has taken the U.S. Navy's history show on the road to the Surface Navy Association Symposium, Jan. 13-15, open until 5 p.m. daily at the Crystal City Hyatt Regency.

At NHHC's booth, visitors can take a close-up look at Lego versions of Navy ships, see models and histories of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101), peruse a few cruise books from the largest cruise book collection in the world, and pick up information about the command and its 10 museums.

On Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, scientists from the command's Underwater Archaeology Branch will be available to answer questions, as well as talk about the Howell torpedo conservation, an underwater video of the area just offshore from the Normandy beach, and computerized 3D representations of artifacts recovered from CSS Alabama and USS Housatonic.

Find NHHC at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City's Ballroom Level, Washington Room, booth 1406. To see updates from the symposium check NHHC's Facebook at www.facebook.com/USNHistory/ and on Twitter at twitter.com/usnhistory .

The Naval History and Heritage Command, located at the Washington Navy Yard, is responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of U.S. naval history and heritage. It provides the knowledge foundation for the Navy by maintaining historically relevant resources and products that reflect the Navy's unique and enduring contributions through our nation's history, and supports the fleet by assisting with and delivering professional research, analysis, and interpretive services. NHHC is composed of many activities including the Navy Department Library, the Navy Operational Archives, the Navy art and artifact collections, underwater archeology, Navy histories, nine museums, USS Constitution repair facility and the historic ship Nautilus.