The Submarine Force Museum and USS Nautilus invites the public to help create a new commemorative brick walkway. The Museum is honoring special people in the community by selling personalized engraved bricks to be included in the installation of a new paved path near the Museum entrance. 200 commemorative brick pavers have already been purchased and 150 have been installed. All proceeds from brick sales will go to the perpetuation of the Museum.
According to Mike Riegel, Executive Director of the Submarine Force Library and Museum Association,“We’re offering these custom bricks as an opportunity for people to memorialize a loved one or honor someone’s legacy. We want to create a special place, where everyone has the chance to celebrate an important person in his or her life,” he said.
All purchased pavers are engraved with a personal message honoring a selected individual, and will be installed in the Museum’s new front entrance walkway. Each brick will also come with a commemorative certificate, which makes a wonderful gift for the person honored on the brick.
Along with the purchase of a brick paver, the Museum is granting membership to the Submarine Force Library & Museum Association. Membership can be granted to the purchaser of the paver, or can be transferred to another person as a gift. Membership qualifies individuals to receive a 10% discount on items in the museum store, an invitation to Association events and a listing in our Donor Registry. The purchase of larger pavers entitles one to Lifetime Association Membership.
All funds raised from brick sales will be used to improve museum exhibits, maintain historic archives and enhance offerings provided to visitors. To purchase your own brick, please visit ussnautilus.orgor call the Museum Association Director at 860-448-0893 for more information.
About the Submarine Force Museum & USS Nautilus
Originally established in 1955 by General Dynamics Corporation as “The Submarine Library”, the Submarine Force Museum & USS Nautilus (ussnautilus.org) was donated to the United States Navy in 1964 and was originally located on the U.S. Submarine Base. The museum, located since April 1986 on the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut, quickly gained respect for its archival and research value. It is the only submarine museum operated by the United States Navy and as such is the primary repository for artifacts, documents and photographs relating to U.S. Submarine Force history. The museum's collections include more than 40,000 artifacts, 20,000 significant documents and 75,000 photographs. The 6,000 volume reference and research library is a world-renowned collection relative to the history of U.S. submarines and is open to anyone looking for information on submarines or submarine history. The museum offers free admission for all visitors.