Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Special Message from the Director

By Elizabeth Poulliot
HRNM Director

Another successful year is closing at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Readers of this blog can look back and see the myriad of interests that we pursue from our home in downtown Norfolk: the history of the Naval Station; maritime art & artists; the Civil War; local history; naval technology and even the weather. I want to give a year-end nod to the talented staff that takes our shared history and makes it new. I also want to thank you, our readers, visitors, members, friends and fans for supporting the museum and the Navy.

The good news is that another successful year is beginning! Make your 2016 special by joining us at the following events that we are calling The Year of the Spy:

  • May 19, 2016. Robert Hunter & Richard Haver lived history as they confronted master spy John Walker and brought an end to what many top officials call the most damaging espionage ring in U.S. history.
  • June 23, 2016. Professor David Fidler from Indiana University specializes in international law. He will discuss former NSA contractor Eric Snowden's disclosures and their aftermath.

  • July 14, 2016. Mr. Alexander Rose, the producer and writer for the AMC Drama series, Turn: Washington Spies will connect espionage and our nation's beginning.  

In September 2016, we will feature a special commemoration for the 20th anniversary of the closing of the Naval Aviation Depot (NADEP). And, as always, Brick by Brick: LEGO Shipbuilding comes around February 6, and Family Fun activities take place in our museum gallery throughout the year.     
Don't forget you can become a museum friend by joining the Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation. Go to www.hrnhf.org to enlist! In addition to receiving The Daybook quarterly, members have a chance to attend special Behind the Scenes Tours. The Foundation offers discounts for all members at its gift shop, located near Naval Station Norfolk.

Happy New Year to all! See you at an upcoming event.
U.S. Fleet Forces brass band performs at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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