How We Acquire Artifacts - Featuring: HURL

Bowfin Museum

Find out where and how we acquire the artifacts in our collections. Featuring a light from Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratories (HURL).  [...]

Navajo - The Unbreakable Code

Bowfin Museum

During World War II, the Marine Corps used one of the thousands of languages spoken in the world to create an unbreakable code: Navajo. [...]

#HiddenHIstory: Nautilus (SSN-571) Pressure Hull

Bowfin Museum

Featuring a piece of USS Nautilus (SSN-571) pressure hull. Given to USS Bowfin Submarine museum as a commemorative item. This item is not currently on display but is part of our #HiddenHistory series. [...]

PPE and Protecting Collections

Bowfin Museum

Why personal protective equipment (ppe), is important when working with fragile and dangerous materials. [...]

75th Anniversary OF V-E Day

Bowfin Museum

We are commemorating the 75th anniversary Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day); the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied forces on May 8 1945 which ended World War II in Europe.  [...]

Free Coloring Pages

Bowfin Museum

Enjoy either of our two FREE coloring pages.  Color them for fun or, for a chance to be featured on our Instagram page.  [...]

Maintaining the Mark V Mod 1 Diving Dress

Bowfin Museum

USS Bowfin’s Museum Curator, Sarah Bellian discusses the maintenance of our Mark V Mod 1 deep sea diving dress or “JAKE” artifact. [...]

#HiddenHistory: USS Bowfin Artifacts

Bowfin Museum

We're sharing a few artifacts found left aboard USS Bowfin after her service. -- These items are not currently on display but are part of our #HiddenHistory series. [...]

Paul Traeger Discusses the Periscope

Guest Blogger

Guest blogger and history buff Paul Traeger discusses the periscope and the important role it played in submarine warefare.  [...]