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.


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The Sullivan Museum and History Center is most fortunate to be able to partner as an Affiliate with the Smithsonian Institution.

This partnership brings multiple opportunities to Norwich University enabling access to the nation’s collection throughout the 19 Smithsonian Museums, including access to major collections pertinent to the history of Norwich University, Vermont and the story of our contributions to American history and our nation’s development. In addition, the Sullivan Museum and History Center will be able to share our collections with other Affiliates across the nation.

Welcome to The Sullivan Museum and History Center!

Our 16,000 square foot facility on campus at Norwich University features permanent and changing exhibitions that tells the story of the university’s founder, Capt. Alden Partridge (1785 -1854). Exhibitions and artifacts throughout the museum are interwoven with Partridge’s vision of a “citizen soldier” through military history, art, academics, music and sports dating from 1819 to present.

The museum offers opportunities for visitors, students, faculty and alumni to in the words of Norwich University President Emeritus Richard W. Schneider “immerse themselves in the heritage of this great institution.”

We offer lectures throughout the academic year from faculty and guest speakers which includes professionals via our Smithsonian Affiliate program.

Collection Overview

Our collection of fifteen thousand artifacts include textiles, insignia, war trophies, weaponry, jewelry, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, maps, academic paraphernalia, architectural plans and furniture.

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