A conceptual plan would be next planning step. The
conceptual plan shouyld result in several drawings of the interior of the the museum with a few of the possible exhibits and the library.
Along with the drawings there should conceptual guidelines on what
should be included in the facilities, how it will be used, and
highlight the benefits of each facility.
The conceptual plan becomes the
blueprint of our vision. Create an interactive museum and not just one of
items and pictures being displayed is basic to the plan.
Some suggestions received include:
a simulator in the USS
RECRUIT allowing you to "drive" a Navy war ship while at
sea. (A perfectly safe environment where a ship collision or the
misfiring of weapon would not effect anything)
a computerized database
that will include the names of those who attended training at
Naval Training Center and information relevant to their tour of duty.
Navy uniform regulations
will be digitized and available through the museum, library or web
site for search.
displays will be made of
various navy uniforms that were authorized since 1917 (we have a few
that you probably didn't know existed)
an area the describes how
the Navy takes a young civilian and creates a Sailor that becomes part
of team responsible for operating mega-million dollar ships or
aircraft. Keep in mind the average age of these Sailors is in the
early twenties. The Navy also gets these same young Sailors to
pick up their stuff and make their beds. I'm sure a few people would
like some hints on how this is accomplished!
Who are these people that
train these young civilians into Sailors. Maybe you'd like to get the
opportunity to give this a try!
There are hundreds of ideas -
but we want your ideas! Send your recommendations via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.