Our Mission and Vision
The original design for the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park. The famous Chapel-in-the-Pines (red roof in the drawing) is currently being renovated, six vintage huts, a store and a small interim museum are in place. We are currently raising the funds needed to build an entrance museum building (to the left of the flags). A vehicle display area (far left) is in the future.
Provide a memorial to the thousands of men and women who served at Davisville, Rhode Island from its inception in 1942 until its closure in 1994;
To preserve this historical site and this significant period in Rhode Island history, the "Original Home of the Seabees';
To document the history of the US Navy Seabees; and
To provide a learning site for Rhode Island students
- Collect and display materials associated with the US Navy Seabees, especially their association with their original home, the former Davisville Navy Base in North Kingstown, Rhode Island;
- Create public displays celebrating the historical contribution of the Quonset Hut and the WW-II naval pontoons, both developed at the Davisville Base;
- Restore and display significant artifacts and vintage construction equipment so the public can better appreciate the historical environment and context;
- Create a public park to commemorate the accomplishments and sacrifices of the US Navy Seabees;
- Create a depository where former Seabees can donate artifacts and mementos where they can be preserved for future generations; and
- We will promote the “CAN DO” philosophy as a universally relevant behavior for all who endeavor to succeed in life.