A Centennial Celebration
From September 3 - October 27, 2018, the South Charleston Interpretive Center was thrilled to premiere the first ever exhibit
about the Naval Ordnance Plant, featuring:
- Hundreds of photographs from collections and archives across the United States.
- Artifacts and memorabilia from nearly every era of the Plant's history.
- A functional M106 mortar carrier of the type made at the NOP during the 1960s.
- A twin-mount U.S. Navy 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun, for which over 19,000 barrels were made at the NOP during World War II.
- Information on surviving World War II ships that still carry guns made right here in South Charleston.
- A unique collection of rare Navy recruitment posters, courtesy of the U.S. Navy Poster Museum in Point Pleasant, WV.
<----- Check out an album of our September 3 Opening Ceremony from Linda Weekley!
Opening Ceremony Highlights included:
- Remarks from South Charleston Mayor Frank Mullens.
- A speech from 94-year old Rosie the Riveter Buddie Curnutte, who worked at a Curtiss-Wright airplane factory during World War II, served in the Coast Guard, and married a Marine veteran!
- Special visit from Vietnam veteran Danny Miller, who served in the 3/5 Armored Cavalry near the DMZ in a South Charleston M113 ACAV.