Rare Book Room
History lives in our historic rare book collection.
The Museum & Library has over 3,000 rare books in its collection, including the Famiano Strada's De Bello Belgico which is also known as The History of the Low-Countrey Warres (London: 1650) and John Entick's The General History of the Late War: Containing It's Rise, Progress, and Event, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America (London: 1763). Additionally, the collection includes a growing assortment of of unit histories, such as Civil War regimentals, and cruise books, like those from the USS Chicago.
Items from our rare book collection must be used in the Rare Book Reading Room. If you know of a specific book that you'd like to see, please contact us in advance of your visit.