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.”