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August 21, 2017

Great Lakes Credit Union donates $50,000 to the National Museum of the American Sailor

BANNOCKBURN, IL (August 21, 2017) — Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) is honored to support the National Museum of the American Sailor, the only museum dedicated to the Sailor.  The museum campus, to be located in North Chicago near the Great Lakes Naval Station, will be designed with the purpose to preserve, educate and celebrate the history of the United States Navy’s enlisted sailor.

The campus will comprise approximately 3.5 acres of landscaped grounds, water features, reflecting pool, anchor honor memorial, and sculptured gardens.  40,000+ square feet of interior museum space will contain multiple exhibit galleries, a performance auditorium (presentations, lectures, speeches, graduations and ceremonies), conference and meeting rooms, and Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Laboratory providing cultural, educational, and community civic impact.

In addition, the surrounding Sheridan Crossing Cultural and Entertainment District will include approximately 350,000 square feet of 107-room Hilton Hotel, 10-screen, 1,300 seat movie theater, dining, entertainment, and retail amenities in support of the museum.

“This endeavor will create critical economic benefits to Lake County,” stated Ken Tucker, President of the National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation (NMASF), “Once complete, we estimate more than 400,000 visitors each year, bringing more than $8M annually to North Chicago and surrounding communities in retail and careers.  This endeavor is an enormous undertaking.  Our sailors, their families, and our nation deserve the best we can offer to them.”

The NMASF is the official 501(c)(3) corporation established to implement development of the museum and is in need of funding.  The Foundation must raise $25M to build and provide displays.   Help us support our American Sailor’s unwavering and patriotic allegiance to the United States.  Donations are accepted online athttp://www.nmasf.org.


March 6, 2017

NMASF board member Captain James Lovell sat down with ABC 7 Chicago's Terrell Brown and Judy Hsu to discuss the future of the National Museum of the American Sailor. Watch here


March 5, 2017

NMASF board member Captain James Lovell appeared on Fox 32 Chicago with Sylvia Perez to talk about the future of the National Museum of the American Sailor and his involvement with the project. Watch here


February 3, 2017

NMASF board member Captain James A. Lovell was featured on WLS-AM 890 Big John and Ray Show on Friday, February 3rd. Listen Here


January 31, 2017

Read the Daily Herald story on Captain James A. Lovell, joining the National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation Board of Directors. Read More


January 30, 2017

Read the Chicago Tribune story on Captain James A. Lovell, joining the National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation Board of Directors. Read More


January 26, 2017

NMASF names Captain James A. Lovell, retired U.S. Navy Captain and former NASA Astronaut, to Board of Directors. Read More


December 1, 2016

NMASF names former Master Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy Michael D. Stevens to Board of Directors. Read More


October 2, 2016

The End of Ratings: What's Next in the Navy's Radical Enlisted Shake Up. Read more


August 29, 2016

The National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation joined the Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) as an associate member. Click to learn more about the HNSA. Learn More


July 5, 2016
National Museum of the American Sailor Renaming Promotional Video. Watch Here


July 5, 2016
Navy Unveils National Museum of the American Sailor. Read More


June 10, 2016
National Museum of the American Sailor featured in the Chicago Tribune. Read More


June 8, 2016
National Museum of the American Sailor featured in the Daily HeraldRead More


April 29, 2016
National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation officially launches its Capital Campaign to build the National Museum of the American Sailor.


April 25, 20-16
National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation receives its official notification of Non-profit 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) effective retroactively to its incorporation date of November 24, 2015.


April 4, 2016
Rear Admiral Samuel J. Cox USN (Ret.), Director, Naval History and Heritage Command visits the National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation (NMASF) to sign the formal Memorandum of Understanding designating NMASF as the entity charged with executing of the mission to build the National Museum of the American Sailor.


February 1, 2016
National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation receives its Employer Identification Number form the IRS.


December 7, 2015
The National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation holds its first official Foundation Board Meeting to appoint the initial Board members, elect officers, adopt the By-laws, and chart out implementation of the National Museum of the American Sailor initiative.


November 16, 2015
National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation files Articles of Incorporation as a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation to lead fundraising, design, and construction of the planned Museum.


September 22, 2015
City of North Chicago issues formal Proffer Letter to Rear Admiral Samuel J. Cox USN (Ret.), Director, Naval History and Heritage Command for the new National Museum of the American Sailor at Great Lakes / North Chicago.

EVENTS


April 21, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

STEM Saturday Robotics!

Join us for a fun-filled day of building, experimenting, and learning about robotics!

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CALLING ALL FUTURE ENGINEERS!! 

Report to the National Museum of the American Sailor for a fun-filled day of building, experimenting, and learning about Robotics. Creation Stations will be set-up all around the museum where students can learn about how robots work and the engineering that goes into them. 

Navy City Outreach will also be on hand to demonstrate their Sea Perch Program. 

There is no charge for this event and all robotic supplies will be provided.

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May 6, 2018 | 6:00 PM

Lecture: War in the Shallows

Please join us for a presentation by Dr. John Sherwood on the topic of the Brown Water (Riverine) Navy during the Vietnam War.

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Guest Lecture – “War in the Shallows,” presented by Dr. John Sherwood - The National Museum of the American Sailor is pleased to host another great lecture by Naval History and Heritage Command Historian Dr. John Sherwood. 

Dr. Sherwood will be presenting on the topic of the Brown Water (Riverine) Navy during the Vietnam War. This lecture will be followed by a short question and answer session.

As always, this lecture is free and open to the public. 

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May 12, 2018 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Exhibit: "Navy Tails"

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Celebrate a day of our favorite animals in uniform and unveil our newest exhibit, “Navy Tails: Animals in the U.S. Navy.” 

Ever wonder about the role of animals in the Navy? Come out to the museum on May 12, 2018 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm as we celebrate a day of our favorite animals in uniform and unveil our newest exhibit, “Navy Tails: Animals in the U.S. Navy.”

For this celebration, visitors will be able to tour our newest exhibit, which highlights the important role animals have played in U.S. Naval history.

We will also have presentations by Naval Station Great Lakes military working dogs and the Naval Station Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic.

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May 25, 2018 | 2:00 PM

Commemoration: Remembering the USS Cole

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In honor of Memorial Day, please join the National Museum of the American Sailor as we pay tribute to those lost during the attack on the USS COLE.

In honor of Memorial Day, please join the National Museum of the American Sailor as we pay tribute to those lost during the attack on the USS COLE. 

Delivering remarks about that day will be Master Chief Pamela Jacobson (USN, Ret.), who was the command master chief of the USS COLE on the day of the attack. 

Artifacts related to the attack will also be on display.

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June 6, 2018 | 10:00 AM

Commemoration: Battle of Midway

Join us as we honor those who fought and died at the Battle of Midway. 

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The Battle of Midway is seen as a turning point in the Battle of the Pacific during World War II. To commemorate the Battle of Midway, the museum will hold a special ceremony to honor the veterans of this momentous naval event and pay tribute to their valor, sacrifice, and bravery.

The commemoration ceremony will begin at 10:00 am and all are welcome to attend.

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