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.

 
The Mission of the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park is to:
  • 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
To preserve the original home and the rich history of achievement, both military and civic, for the “Fighting Builders” and their impact worldwide, we will:
  • 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.