Norwich University has appointed John Hart as director of the Sullivan Museum and History Center.

Hart has worked in the museum field for the past 15 years. He most recently served as museum registrar for the Sullivan Museum and History Center, where he organized the collection of over 15,000 objects and undertook one of the first major inventories of the collection in the history of the university. In the last four and a half years, he cataloged nearly 4,000 new acquisitions for the collection ranging from major pieces of art to uniforms to one-of-a-kind objects related to alumni spanning the university’s 200-year history.

Hart holds a Master of Arts in History Museum Studies from The Cooperstown Graduate Program and a Bachelor of Arts in History from St. Michael’s College.

As museum director he is responsible for providing leadership, coordination, oversight and vision for the operations and future initiatives of the museum.

“As director, I want to see the museum become a place where people can come and learn not just about Norwich, but about the contributions Norwich alumni, faculty, staff, and current students have made to society, both at home and abroad,” Hart said. “I want visitors to understand that Norwich’s influence goes far beyond Northfield and has significant impact the world over.”

Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center is the only museum in Vermont to be named a Smithsonian Affiliate. The museum has permanent exhibitions and changing exhibitions. The museum is open to the public from 8 until 4 Monday through Friday, but is closed on holidays. Admission is free.  For more information, please visit


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