The National Museum of the United States Army will open on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020, it has been announced.
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Construction and exhibit installations are now complete, and the museum is ready to open its doors to the public.
The museum, located on a publicly accessible area of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, will be the first and only museum to tell the entire history of the US Army since its establishment in 1775.
“The US Army and the American soldier forged the birth of our nation,” said secretary of the army, Ryan D McCarthy. “The National Army Museum will be a place for members of the total army family to gather and share their stories, while also creating an opportunity for visitors to connect with our nation’s history through the eyes and voices of individual Soldiers.”
The museum’s Experiential Learning Center will provide visitors of all ages a unique opportunity to participate in hands-on, educational and team-building activities in the areas of geography, science, technology, engineering and math.
“The museum is stunning, and it is an honour to present this history in a way that shows the connection between the American soldier, the US Army and the nation,” said director, Tammy E Call.
The museum will open with enhanced health and safety measures for visitors. Free, timed-entry tickets are required to manage visitor capacity and provide an optimal experience to visitors.
The opening will be preceded by a small ceremony that will be livestreamed to encourage people around the world to participate.
A link to the livestream will be posted on the museum’s website and social channels as soon as it’s available. For more information, visit http://www.theNMUSA.org
“We have worked hard to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, and we are excited to open the doors of this long-awaited national museum,” said Call.
The museum is a joint effort between the US Army and the Army Historical Foundation, a non-profit organization.