ADM Holloway Visits NHF and Cold War Gallery on 90th Birthday

Admiral James Holloway III, USN (Ret), former Chief of Naval Operations, and Chairman Emeritus of the Naval Historical Foundation, stopped by our office yesterday on his 90th birthday. He had the chance to enjoy some birthday cake, and toured the Cold War Gallery with his son-in-law, Richard Quist. He also had the opportunity to go over plans for the new exhibit being planned for the Gallery, “Into the Lion’s Den.”

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The War of 1812: A New Look

A speech by RADM Joseph F. Callo, USNR (Ret)

The bicentennial of the War of 1812 is approaching, and after 200 years it’s time to change how we think about that war.  To support that proposal, I’m going to explore what I believe the narrative of that war has been and how we might change it to make it more accurate and more relevant to our own lives and times…

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Image is a mural of the Battle of Lake Erie, begun by Charles Robert Patterson and completed in 1959 by Howard B. French. It is on display at the United States Naval Academy. Naval History and Heritage Command NH 43575-KN.

This weekend in Brooklyn, NY, a series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the launching of USS Monitor. Shown here is a line engraving published in Harper’s Weekly, September 1862, on page 433, depicting the launching of the ship at the Continental Iron Works, Greenpoint, New York, on 30 January 1862.