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Collection Highlights

Explore the Museum & Library's treasures, from the prominently displayed "Remember the Maine" flag to special collections housed at our Archives and Digital Lab facility.


Named Collections

Some of the Museum & Library's most valuable and rare items are part of larger donated collections. Learn more about these exciting collections and the generous donors who entrusted us with their safekeeping.

Hershel "Woody" Williams Collection

World War II veteran Hershel "Woody" Williams—who valiantly served with the 3rd Marine Division at the Battle of Iwo Jima—has contributed many unique items to the Museum & Library's collection, including his original Medal of Honor and citation.

American Revolutionary War Soldier's Notebook

Among the highlights of the Museum & Library's collection, this is an original New Hampshire militiaman's pocket journal, written between 1777 and 1779.

"Remember the Maine" 45-Star American Flag

This original 45-star American flag produced in 1898 is emblazoned with the words "Remember the Maine," in reference to the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine earlier that year.

Benjamin O. Davis Glass Photographic Plate

This glass photographic plate produced in 1901 features a young Benjamin O. Davis, who would eventually become the first African American U.S. Army general.

Rare Books

The Museum & Library's extensive catalog includes more than 3,000 rare and non-circulating books on war and military operations, including works by John Entick, Leland Lovette, and Famiano Strada.