The Broderick Boys in the Great War Exhibition

Did you know that in 1917, a group of nineteen patriotic, young men from Washington District (Broderick) went to Mare Island Naval Base and enlisted in the U.S. Navy? What is more remarkable, they all served on the same ship, USS Huntington, and made their community proud.

Through photographs and personal memorabilia, an exhibition has been opened to chronologically follow the history of the USS West Virginia before its renaming to the USS Huntington and pays a tribute to those young Broderick men who enlisted and fought in World War I.

When: June 5th through December 31st, 2017

Where: City of West Sacramento, Community Center, HISTORY GALLERY,                               1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Reception: Friday, June 16th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: FREE


This exhibition is brought to West Sacramento thanks to the research and commitment of volunteer members of State of California Military Department-Military Museum, the West Sacramento Historical Society, Dorothy Dupzyk and her granddaughter, Julie Duncan.

For more information, please contact the West Sacramento Historical Society at (916) 374-1849 or

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