CCCT with Charles Swift, Acting Director for The National Museum of the U.S. Navy Video
CCCT sat down with Charles Swift, Acting Director for the New National Museum of the U.S. Navy (NMUSN). "The NMUSN Campus would serve as an educational, inspirational, cultural and ceremonial center for those who have served and are serving in the Navy today and is an exciting, tangible step toward realizing Navy Leadership’s long-held vision to build a state-of-the-art museum that shares with the American public the incredible history of their nation’s Navy." The Navy has partnered with the Navy Museum Development Foundation to assist with the development, design, construction, renovation, and operation of a multipurpose museum campus to house the National Museum of the United States Navy. This is a model similarly used by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army in their highly successful National museums. Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) is the lead for the new NMUSN initiative and hopes to celebrate a significant construction milestone on the Navy's 250th birthday, Oct. 13, 2025. NHHC, located at the Washington Navy Yard, is responsible for preserving, analyzing, and disseminating 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 comprises many activities, including the Navy Department Library, the Navy Operational Archives, the Navy art and artifact collections, underwater archeology, Navy histories, 10 museums, the USS Constitution repair facility, and the historic ship Nautilus.