The Dahlgren Heritage Foundation is working toward the opening of a new museum in King George County, Virginia, that will be a center for community education, recreation, unique exhibits and stunning naval artifacts. This exciting project is off to a great start, and there are many ways that you can become involved. Using this website you can send us your comments and ideas, volunteer to help out, make an online donation, become a member of the museum or sign up to receive updates through our email newsletter.
News and Events
The Official Opening of Dahlgren Heritage Museum with (L-R)Capt. Peter Nette, USN, Commanding Officer Naval Support Activity South Potomac; Ruby Brabo, Member King George County Board of Supervisors, Dahlgren District; Ed Jones, the President of the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation (DHF); Dr. Robert Gates, Board Member Dahlgren Heritage Foundation, former Technical Director, Indian Head Naval Test Facility and Department head at NSWC Dahlgren Division; John LoBuglio, Vice Chairman, King George, County Board of Supervisors; and Dale Sisson, Jr., Chairman, King George, County Board of Supervisors.
With a snip of the ribbon on Saturday, Oct. 19, the Dahlgren Heritage Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time.
Several dozen people took advantage of the opportunity to tour the first round of exhibits in the former Potomac Gateway Welcome Center on Route 301.
Among those exhibits are two items from Dahlgren's aviation past--a Norden bombsight, tested at Dahlgren in the 1930s and critical to U.S. air forces during World War II; and a propeller from an unmanned aircraft tested at Dahlgren in the 1920s.
Stay tuned for more information on opportunities to tour the museum over the coming weeks. We anticipate forums, moderated conversations and other events that will allow visitors to see the museum as it begins to build and grow during the countdown to the base's centennial in 2018.
We anticipate that the museum will be open on a regular schedule sometime during 2014.
Keep checking this website for new chapters in the exciting development of the Dahlgren Heritage Museum!
Welcome to One of Our Newest Members, Senator Tim Kaine!
Senator Tim Kaine visited with some Dahlgren Museum board members at UMW-Dahlgren on Aug. 27 and became a museum member! Thank you, Senator Kaine, for your support. Look for the senator to return for a community forum event soon.
The Dahlgren Heritage Museum is a proud member of the AASLH