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Encyclopedia > National Museum of the Marine Corps
Aerial view of the Museum under construction, taken April 2006. (USMC photo)
Aerial view of the Museum under construction, taken April 2006. (USMC photo)
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The National Museum of the Marine Corps, in Quantico, Virginia is the new historical museum of the United States Marine Corps. The museum, now under construction, is scheduled to open in November 2006. The exterior design is meant to "evoke the image of the flag raisers of Iwo Jima". The 100,000 square foot museum is a tribute to the U.S. Marines who have served their country since 1775. Image File history File links NMMC_construction_06Aprpic4. ... Image File history File links NMMC_construction_06Aprpic4. ... Image File history File links USMC_logo. ... The Marine Corps Base Quantico, near Fredericksburg, Virginia, is one of the largest United States Marine Corps bases in the world. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The National Gallery in London, a famous museum. ... Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, by Joe Rosenthal / The Associated Press Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945 by Joe Rosenthal. ... This article is becoming very long. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ...


In addition to historical exhibits, the museum facilities will also include a class rooms, a theater, a gift shop and a restaurant.


The new museum replaces the Marine Corps Historical Center, in the Washington Navy Yard, which closed 1 July 2005; the Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum, in Quantico, Virginia, which closed on 15 November 2002. [1] [2] The Washington Navy Yard is the former shipyard and ordnance plant of the United States Navy in Washington, D.C.. The yard currently is a ceremonial and administrative center for the navy, home to the Chief of Naval Operations and is headquarters for the Naval Historical Center, the Marine Corps... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


The museum is a public-private venture, a cooperative effort of the United States Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundataion. The Foundation will manage the museum operation, while the museum building will be donated to the Marine Corps.


Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, established in 1979, is a private, non-profit organization which was established in support of historical programs of the Marine Corps. The MCHF programs initially included "education, awards, publications, special projects, preservation...." In 1999, the Foundation expanded its mission to include the creation of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.


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