Norwich University

Sullivan Museum & History Center

Sullivan Museum and History Center



The Sullivan Museum and History Center seeks to be a lively, compelling and anchoring presence in our community; to serve as a dynamic learning resource; to improve cultural and educational opportunities for the Norwich community; to enhance our reputation as a unique institution of higher education; to promote Norwich University and the Norwich experience; and to demonstrate who we are in the present through interaction with our past, our community, our beliefs, and the vision that we hold for the future.

About the Museum

The 16,000-square-foot facility features areas for permanent and changing exhibitions, learning stations in the exhibition area, a visible object conservation lab, spaces for exhibit preparation and object storage, a fully equipped electronic classroom and conference space, and a reference room for researchers and scholars.

The building’s lighting, heating and cooling systems are designed to provide maximum protection for the University’s collection of artwork and artifacts. The exterior features natural materials—granite, warm cherry wood and copper—connecting the building visually to both Kreitzberg Library and the rich architectural traditions of the area.

Norwich trustee James Pritzker, a generous supporter of the museum project and founder of the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago, noted that “The greatest intangible asset of the University is its history and traditions…. It is essential to have a place where the physical artifacts of that history can be properly stored, cataloged and displayed.”

The Sullivan Museum and History Center offers dynamic opportunities for visitors, students, faculty and alumni to, in the words of Norwich University President Richard Schneider, “immerse themselves in the heritage of this great institution.”

Sullivan Museum Associates


Support the Sullivan Museum

Please join us in supporting a vital Norwich University resource - the collections of the Sullivan Museum and History Center - preserving and sharing the Norwich story for present and future generations.

Join the Sullivan Museum Associates 

* Museum Director
Katherine M. Taylor-McBroom

Museum Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 4 pm

Satuyrday 11am-4pm

Exhibits and Events
1864: Some Suffer So MuchBillboard Buildings: Mixed Media and College by Arther Schaller
SMHC in the News

SMHC Director Marilyn Solvay speaks with WCAX's Kristin Carlson
WCAX News features SMHC WWII Exhibit


Donating Items to the Museum

 Have an item you would like to donate to the SMHC? Here are some helpful guidelines:




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