The Foundation maintains and manages two national historical landmarks: St. Peter’s Chapel and the Admiral’s Mansion. In 2019, the Foundation oversaw the restoration and installation of the USS Vallejo Submarine Sail Memorial on Mare Island’s historic core. Ongoing, the Foundation supports numerous efforts to document and maintain the historical sites throughout the Island.
In addition to an extensive reference library including comprehensive records of the island and over 10,000 photos, the Foundation stewards the largest collection of Navy artifacts outside of Navy Hands. The Foundation operated a popular museum that was closed in 2020 due to accessibility and structural issues; the Foundation is currently in the process of a site search and designing an exciting reimagining of the museum.
The Foundation provides tours of Mare Island and its landmarks for private groups, schools, bus tours, and the likes. We host events that explore the rich history of Mare Island. We are also actively working to bring our extensive collection online in a digital format for the public. Become a member to fully experience what the Foundation has to offer.
Founder: Mare Island Brewing Co and Road 31 Wine Co. Director: Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, Vallejo Waterfront Weekend. Mare Island resident since 2006.
Principal Engineer: Environmental Remediation Resources, Inc. Former (22 year) Mare Island manager. Past president of Navy Yard Association. Trustee for ERISA employee benefit plan.
Former (36 year) Mare Island nuclear engineer. Former President and former Chairman of Board of Trustees for Navy Yard Association (28 years).
United States Navy veteran. Retired Visit Vallejo and Solano County Film Office. Former Director and President: Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
Former (10 years) Mare Island worker in personnel department. MIHPF volunteer and manager since 1998.
US Navy submariner (USS Halibut, 4 years) at Mare Island, Retired from Mare Island Shipyard.
Former Dir. of Education at UCLA Museum of Cultural History, Walters Art Museum (MD), and Norton Art Museum (GA). Retired Marketing/Communciations Dir. for start-up technology companies. Mare Island Resident since 2012.
Former Dir. Business Development, Mare Island Dry Dock LLC. Board Member: California Maritime Alumni Association.
Retired (30 year) US Navy. Vice President of the Santa Clara Valley Council of the Navy League. Former Chair of Membership, Moffett Field Museum.
Retired (20 years) Commander, Navy Chaplain Corps. Mare Island Chaplain 1973-1977. Credited with saving St. Peter’s Chapel from demolition.