National Museum of the United States Army

National Museum of the United States Army Celebrating over 245 years of Army history and honoring our nation’s Soldiers. This state-of-the-art facility will tell the history of the Army through the stories of bravery, innovation, service, and sacrifice of the American Soldier.

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Operating as usual

On this day, remember and honor the surviving mothers and families of fallen service members.#SymbolsOfHonor #GoldStarFa...
09/26/2021

On this day, remember and honor the surviving mothers and families of fallen service members.

#SymbolsOfHonor #GoldStarFamilies

On this day, remember and honor the surviving mothers and families of fallen service members.

#SymbolsOfHonor #GoldStarFamilies

On April 19, 1951, Sgt. 1st Class Modesto Cartagena's company attacked Hill 206 which was defended by a well-entrenched ...
09/25/2021

On April 19, 1951, Sgt. 1st Class Modesto Cartagena's company attacked Hill 206 which was defended by a well-entrenched and determined enemy force. As he led his squad forward it was hit by an intense volume of small arms and automatic-weapon fire. Cartagena charged directly into the enemy fire and tossed a gr***de at the first emplacement, destroying it; and then assaulted a second position. Although knocked to the ground by exploding enemy gr***des, he repeated this daring action three more times before being wounded. Cartagena was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions. Cartagena’s story is told in the Soldiers’ Stories Gallery.
thenmusa.org/exhibit/soldiers-stories/

#HispanicHeritageMonth

It’s always special to welcome a Soldier to the Museum. It’s even more special to see that Soldier sharing his stories w...
09/21/2021

It’s always special to welcome a Soldier to the Museum. It’s even more special to see that Soldier sharing his stories with three generations of his family.

https://www.thenmusa.org/visit/

#StoriesofUS

It’s always special to welcome a Soldier to the Museum. It’s even more special to see that Soldier sharing his stories with three generations of his family.

https://www.thenmusa.org/visit/

#StoriesofUS

Join us for the “Colonial Conflicts” Fall Symposium! Explore the origins of the U.S. Army with leading historians and mu...
09/20/2021

Join us for the “Colonial Conflicts” Fall Symposium! Explore the origins of the U.S. Army with leading historians and museum educators. Learn more about this free, multi-day, virtual conference!

https://www.thenmusa.org/education/public-programs/colonial-conflicts/

Join us for the “Colonial Conflicts” Fall Symposium! Explore the origins of the U.S. Army with leading historians and museum educators. Learn more about this free, multi-day, virtual conference!

https://www.thenmusa.org/education/public-programs/colonial-conflicts/

Save the date!On October 6, join Museum Director, Ms. Tammy E. Call, for a discussion of how the National Museum of the ...
09/19/2021

Save the date!
On October 6, join Museum Director, Ms. Tammy E. Call, for a discussion of how the National Museum of the United States Army was imagined, planned, and constructed, culminating in the Museum’s opening in November 2020. Guest panelists include Army Historical Foundation President, Lieutenant General Roger Schultz USA-Retired, and the Museum’s Chief Curator, Paul Morando.

This event will be offered in person and virtually on October 6.

https://www.thenmusa.org/directors-seminar-series/

Save the date!
On October 6, join Museum Director, Ms. Tammy E. Call, for a discussion of how the National Museum of the United States Army was imagined, planned, and constructed, culminating in the Museum’s opening in November 2020. Guest panelists include Army Historical Foundation President, Lieutenant General Roger Schultz USA-Retired, and the Museum’s Chief Curator, Paul Morando.

This event will be offered in person and virtually on October 6.

https://www.thenmusa.org/directors-seminar-series/

Happy Birthday United States Air Force! DYK the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army have shared history?  Before becoming a...
09/18/2021

Happy Birthday United States Air Force! DYK the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army have shared history? Before becoming a separate military branch on September 18, 1947, there were a series of air organizations and missions in the U.S. Army from 1907-1947. Can you name any of them? We’ll give you a hint with this photo from the Global War Gallery.

Happy Birthday United States Air Force! DYK the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army have shared history? Before becoming a separate military branch on September 18, 1947, there were a series of air organizations and missions in the U.S. Army from 1907-1947. Can you name any of them? We’ll give you a hint with this photo from the Global War Gallery.

Today we remember the American service members who have been prisoners of war or have gone missing in action throughout ...
09/17/2021

Today we remember the American service members who have been prisoners of war or have gone missing in action throughout past conflicts.

#YouAreNotForgotten #POWMIARecognitionDay

Today we remember the American service members who have been prisoners of war or have gone missing in action throughout past conflicts.

#YouAreNotForgotten #POWMIARecognitionDay

From mules to trucks. The Standard B Liberty Truck hit the road as part of the transcontinental motor convoy that embark...
09/15/2021

From mules to trucks.

The Standard B Liberty Truck hit the road as part of the transcontinental motor convoy that embarked on a 3,251-mile journey from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco, California in 1919. The Army’s need for hundreds of trucks in a short period of time required the multiple manufacturers to agree to universal parts and to simplify maintenance in the field. Learn more about this story and other innovations in the Army and Society Gallery.
https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/army-society/

Thursday, September 16 at 7 p.m. EDT, Patrick O’Donnell recounts the history of the Marbleheaders, an early precursor to...
09/13/2021

Thursday, September 16 at 7 p.m. EDT, Patrick O’Donnell recounts the history of the Marbleheaders, an early precursor to the Secret Service, and how they pulled off an “American Dunkirk.”

Reserve your spot now!

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

Thursday, September 16 at 7 p.m. EDT, Patrick O’Donnell recounts the history of the Marbleheaders, an early precursor to the Secret Service, and how they pulled off an “American Dunkirk.”

Reserve your spot now!

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

The 20th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001, is a day to reflect and pay tribute to the victims of, and al...
09/11/2021

The 20th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001, is a day to reflect and pay tribute to the victims of, and all who were affected by, that tragic day and the actions that followed. The Museum honors those stories and preserves the history in the Changing World Gallery and through a new virtual exhibit specially curated with Google Arts & Culture.

https://www.thenmusa.org/a-9-11-virtual-exhibit/

#NeverForget #PatriotsDay #WeRemember911

This landing gear fragment is from one of the aircraft that struck the World Trade Center. The melted coins were recover...
09/09/2021

This landing gear fragment is from one of the aircraft that struck the World Trade Center. The melted coins were recovered from the Pentagon. Both show the power an artifact has in preserving a story. Explore more in the virtual exhibit “Army Resolve: Looking Back at 9/11.”

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/9-11-virtual-exhibit/

#WeRemember911 #NeverForget #PatriotsDay

“Army Resolve: Looking Back at 9/11.” Through our new virtual exhibit with Google Arts & Culture, explore a selection of...
09/05/2021

“Army Resolve: Looking Back at 9/11.” Through our new virtual exhibit with Google Arts & Culture, explore a selection of art, artifacts and Soldier stories reflecting the Army’s experience on September 11, 2001.

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/9-11-virtual-exhibit/

#WeRemember911 #NeverForget #PatriotsDay

“Army Resolve: Looking Back at 9/11.” Through our new virtual exhibit with Google Arts & Culture, explore a selection of art, artifacts and Soldier stories reflecting the Army’s experience on September 11, 2001.

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/9-11-virtual-exhibit/

#WeRemember911 #NeverForget #PatriotsDay

On September 16 at 7 p.m. EDT, hear the story of the soldier-mariners of Marblehead, Massachusetts pulling off an “Ameri...
09/03/2021

On September 16 at 7 p.m. EDT, hear the story of the soldier-mariners of Marblehead, Massachusetts pulling off an “American Dunkirk” and saving the Army. Author Patrick O'Donnell will recount the history of the Marbleheaders and how the regiment’s special operations-like actions advanced a momentum-shifting surprise attack on Trenton.

Reserve your spot now, https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

On September 16 at 7 p.m. EDT, hear the story of the soldier-mariners of Marblehead, Massachusetts pulling off an “American Dunkirk” and saving the Army. Author Patrick O'Donnell will recount the history of the Marbleheaders and how the regiment’s special operations-like actions advanced a momentum-shifting surprise attack on Trenton.

Reserve your spot now, https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

Welcome! Museum staff and volunteers are here to assist you. Free timed-entry tickets are required. Plan your visit now!...
09/01/2021

Welcome! Museum staff and volunteers are here to assist you. Free timed-entry tickets are required. Plan your visit now!

https://www.thenmusa.org/visit/

Summer is ending and virtual field trips are back! On September 8, discover the lasting impacts and consequences of “The...
08/28/2021

Summer is ending and virtual field trips are back!

On September 8, discover the lasting impacts and consequences of “The Corps of Discovery,” the U.S. Army’s first diplomatic mission where Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explored the Louisiana Territory.

This program will be offered at 10 am on Wednesdays, September 8, 15, and 22.
https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

Summer is ending and virtual field trips are back!

On September 8, discover the lasting impacts and consequences of “The Corps of Discovery,” the U.S. Army’s first diplomatic mission where Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explored the Louisiana Territory.

This program will be offered at 10 am on Wednesdays, September 8, 15, and 22.
https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

Designed by John P. Lherbette, this knapsack is an early example of a patented piece of Army equipment. Adopted for its ...
08/22/2021

Designed by John P. Lherbette, this knapsack is an early example of a patented piece of Army equipment. Adopted for its improved functionality and efficiency, this knapsack rode square upon the Soldier’s back.

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/founding-the-nation/

The French Model 1915 Automatic Rifle (Chauchat) was an innovative automatic rifle designed for rapid advance and used b...
08/17/2021

The French Model 1915 Automatic Rifle (Chauchat) was an innovative automatic rifle designed for rapid advance and used by the Americans and the French from 1914 to 1918. It’s low rate of fire and smaller ammunition size rendered it inferior to other machine guns, but it paved the way for more effective machine guns such as the Model 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle.

Top: French Model 1915 Automatic Rifle (Chauchat)
Bottom: Model 1918 Browning Automatic Rifle

Museum visitor and a 101-year-old-WWII veteran, Peter Russell, shared with Museum staff he served with Capt. Patch, whos...
08/15/2021

Museum visitor and a 101-year-old-WWII veteran, Peter Russell, shared with Museum staff he served with Capt. Patch, whose story is displayed in the Soldiers’ Stories Gallery. What an honor to meet Mr. Russell and share his Army story. #StoriesofUS

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/soldiers-stories/

Museum visitor and a 101-year-old-WWII veteran, Peter Russell, shared with Museum staff he served with Capt. Patch, whose story is displayed in the Soldiers’ Stories Gallery. What an honor to meet Mr. Russell and share his Army story. #StoriesofUS

https://www.thenmusa.org/exhibit/soldiers-stories/

Visitors of all ages will find different ways to learn more about Army history! During your visit, check out the hands-o...
08/14/2021

Visitors of all ages will find different ways to learn more about Army history! During your visit, check out the hands-on learning programs with a Museum educator. Reserve your ticket now!

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=3

Visitors of all ages will find different ways to learn more about Army history! During your visit, check out the hands-on learning programs with a Museum educator. Reserve your ticket now!

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=3

Celebrate your love of reading by registering for our virtual Book Talk on August 19 at 7 p.m. EDT. Author James Nelson ...
08/13/2021

Celebrate your love of reading by registering for our virtual Book Talk on August 19 at 7 p.m. EDT. Author James Nelson will discuss the actions of famed Sgt. Alvin York and the lesser known sixteen “others” who fought alongside him in the Argonne Forest.

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

Celebrate your love of reading by registering for our virtual Book Talk on August 19 at 7 p.m. EDT. Author James Nelson will discuss the actions of famed Sgt. Alvin York and the lesser known sixteen “others” who fought alongside him in the Argonne Forest.

https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=12

In response to an aircraft crashing in the jungle, 2nd Lt. Carter Harman and his aircraft (R-4B “Sikorsky” Helicopter) w...
08/12/2021

In response to an aircraft crashing in the jungle, 2nd Lt. Carter Harman and his aircraft (R-4B “Sikorsky” Helicopter) were called to fly four casualties from the crash site to the evacuation site. Harman did not have a co-pilot so he filled that space with four jerry cans of extra fuel, stopping to refuel. Harman made three trips from the crash site back to base at Aberdeen. His actions in this aircraft pioneered the role of aerial medevac. A WWII era R-4B Helicopter is on display in the Army and Society Gallery.

In response to an aircraft crashing in the jungle, 2nd Lt. Carter Harman and his aircraft (R-4B “Sikorsky” Helicopter) were called to fly four casualties from the crash site to the evacuation site. Harman did not have a co-pilot so he filled that space with four jerry cans of extra fuel, stopping to refuel. Harman made three trips from the crash site back to base at Aberdeen. His actions in this aircraft pioneered the role of aerial medevac. A WWII era R-4B Helicopter is on display in the Army and Society Gallery.

This Saturday, August 14, Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing are invited for a morning at the Museum to immerse th...
08/11/2021

This Saturday, August 14, Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing are invited for a morning at the Museum to immerse themselves in the history of the United States Army and explore educational programming – all before the Museum opens for the day.

Reserve your ticket here https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=43

This Saturday, August 14, Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing are invited for a morning at the Museum to immerse themselves in the history of the United States Army and explore educational programming – all before the Museum opens for the day.

Reserve your ticket here https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=43

The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 forever changed the United States and the U.S. Army. To commemorate the 20...
08/10/2021

The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 forever changed the United States and the U.S. Army. To commemorate the 20th anniversary, the Museum is creating an online exhibit of artifacts, art, images, and Soldier stories reflecting the Army’s experience surrounding 9/11. Coming this September at theNMUSA.org.

https://www.thenmusa.org/a-9-11-virtual-exhibit/

The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 forever changed the United States and the U.S. Army. To commemorate the 20th anniversary, the Museum is creating an online exhibit of artifacts, art, images, and Soldier stories reflecting the Army’s experience surrounding 9/11. Coming this September at theNMUSA.org.

https://www.thenmusa.org/a-9-11-virtual-exhibit/

08/07/2021

Due to inclement weather and conditions on the stage and field at the National Museum of the United States Army, tonight’s 1812 Concert is postponed until tomorrow, August 8 at 8 pm. All tickets will transfer and the livestream will happen then, too!

US Army Military District of Washington 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

There is still time to reserve your free tickets for the 1812 Overture concert tonight! Transportation shuttles from sat...
08/07/2021

There is still time to reserve your free tickets for the 1812 Overture concert tonight! Transportation shuttles from satellite parking begin at 6 p.m. EDT and the show begins at 8 p.m. EDT. Food and drink will be available onsite for purchase.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-us-army-band-1812-overture-concert-tickets-162865443927?aff=estw&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing

Please note the Museum will close at 5 p.m. and all visitors must exit the Museum Campus. Gates will reopen for the 1812 Overture Concert transportation shuttles at 6 p.m. EDT. You can also watch the concert live from home on The United States Army Band's website (www.usarmyband.com).

08/07/2021
Purple Heart Day

On August 7th, we honor Purple Heart recipients. #PurpleHeart Day.

Tomorrow’s the big day!    On Saturday, August 7, the Museum will be open to visitors with timed-entry tickets from 9 a....
08/06/2021

Tomorrow’s the big day!

On Saturday, August 7, the Museum will be open to visitors with timed-entry tickets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum visitors will need to exit the Museum Campus at 5 p.m. in preparation for the evening’s The United States Army Band 1812 Overture Concert. Gates will reopen for ticketed guests and the concert’s transportation shuttle at 6 p.m. EDT. Food and beverage will be available onsite for purchase.

Reserve your free concert tickets, and learn more about the event, here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-us-army-band-1812-overture-concert-tickets-162865443927?aff=estw&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing

Tomorrow’s the big day!

On Saturday, August 7, the Museum will be open to visitors with timed-entry tickets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum visitors will need to exit the Museum Campus at 5 p.m. in preparation for the evening’s The United States Army Band 1812 Overture Concert. Gates will reopen for ticketed guests and the concert’s transportation shuttle at 6 p.m. EDT. Food and beverage will be available onsite for purchase.

Reserve your free concert tickets, and learn more about the event, here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-us-army-band-1812-overture-concert-tickets-162865443927?aff=estw&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing

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