November 11, 2017

STEM Saturday: Basics of Cryptography

Attend a free educational activity titled, “Basics of Cryptography: The Caesar Cipher” on November 11, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Theater.  

Students in this class will learn about the history of cryptography and how the U.S. Navy uses encrypted messages.  Students will also have the opportunity to create their own Caesar Cipher and learn about how to decipher messages from other students. 

This event is free and open to the public.  All material will be provided.

Click here for more information.


October 21, 2017

Haunted Halloween

The National Museum of the American Sailor invites military and civilian families to attend our annual Haunted Halloween Event on October 21, 2017 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

At the Halloween celebration, children will have an opportunity to play exciting games, visit different Halloween craft stations, and enjoy Halloween-themed entertainment.

Our younger visitors will also have the opportunity to enter in our 1st Annual Costume Contest!  This contest will feature two groups (10 & under and 11 & up) and will have prizes in each group for the Cutest, the Scariest, and the Most Original costumes. 

Don’t wait…register now for the costume contest! 

This event is free and open to the public!

Click here for more information.


October 13, 2017

Navy Birthday Celebration

The National Museum of the American Sailor invites military and civilian families to attend an event celebrating the 242nd Birthday of the United States Navy on Friday, October 13th from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm on the museum’s front porch. 

Click here for more information.


October 7, 2017

NSGL Cemetery Tour

Experience the history of Naval Station Great Lakes as you venture through one of the Navy's most private cemeteries. 

The National Museum of the American Sailor invites military and civilian families to attend our annual Naval Station Great Lakes Cemetary Tour.

Experience the history of Naval Station Great Lakes as you venture through one of the Navy's most private cemeteries.  Included in this tour will be a visit to the gravesite of Joseph Wallace Gregg, the first recruit to graduate from Great Lakes in 1911.

The tour, which involves walking and standing, starts at the museum and will last 1 to 1.5 hours.

This tour is free and open to the public but due to security considerations, reservations are required in advance.

Please call 847-688-3154 x215 or email nmas.fct@navy.mil to reserve your seat.


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 Enlisted 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.