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.

The Sullivan Museum and History Center is named in honor of GEN Gordon R Sullivan, USA (Ret.) ’59, the highest ranking alumni of Norwich University having served as the 32nd Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

Following 36 years of active service, GEN Sullivan retired in 1995. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Norwich from 1995-2016. In his consistent and steadfast mission of serving and honoring both active duty personnel and veterans of the United States Army, GEN Sullivan has worked tirelessly in his role as President and Chief Executive of the Association of the United States Army, current Chairman of the Marshall Legacy Institute, and The Army Historical Foundation. In this latter role, GEN Sullivan has led the successful capital campaign to construct the Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, VA, scheduled to open on November 11, 2020.

In GEN Sullivan’s own words, he always saw himself as a citizen first and soldier second, a belief firmly held by the university’s founder, CAPT Alden Partridge as necessary for a successful nation. Today, GEN Sullivan serves as the President of the Museum Associates, the affinity group for the Sullivan Museum and History Center where he works with the museum staff to grow membership, overall involvement, and support initiatives to preserve the memories of all Norwich alumni.

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