The opening of the National Museum of the United States Army will no longer take place on June 4, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the US Army said some of the exhibit gallery finishing work at the new museum had been suspended.
No date has been given for when the museum could open.
“Although disappointing, postponing the opening of the museum is a proactive and appropriate decision,” said Tammy E. Call, the museum’s director, “and we stand ready to resume that work as soon as possible.”
The National Army Museum will be the first and only museum to tell the 244-year history of the US Army in its entirety. Now under construction on a publicly accessible area of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the museum will be open to the public with free admission.
“The United States Army was here at the birth of our nation over 240 years ago and continues to influence our everyday lives,” said Call. “We look forward to welcoming visitors when we can again gather together and celebrate our shared history.”
The museum is a joint effort between the US Army and the Army Historical Foundation, a non-profit organisation. The Army Historical Foundation is constructing the building with private funds, while the army is providing the infrastructure, roads, utilities and exhibit work. The army also owns and manages the museum.
To view a video of the National Museum of the United States Army, visit: https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/NMUSA