On the seas exhibit

Shifley Lecture Series

This lecture series is funded by the Class of 1950 Museum Endowment in recognition of the significant contribution made to the Endowment by the Shifley Trust.

VADM Ralph Shifley was a highly decorated naval aviator. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1933, he was designated a naval aviator in 1937. He participated in WWII operations against the Japanese at New Guinea, Saipan, Guam, the Palaus, and the Philippines. He was awarded the Navy Cross and Distinguished Flying Cross.

All lectures are held at 1230 in the 2nd floor theater of Preble Hall (the Museum)




  • January 18: Dr. Wayne Hsieh, A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War
  • February 22: Anne A. Wilson, "Put the baby in the helmet bag" and Other Lessons I Did Not Learn at the Naval Academy
  • March 22: Dr. Nicolas Lambert, Why the Admiralty Followed Churchill's Plans at Gallipoli
  • April 10: Donald Peacock, Privateers in the War of 1812 and the Battle of Nantucket
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