About the Army Historical Foundation
Preserve the Heritage – Educate the Future
The mission of The Army Historical Foundation (AHF) is to honor the American Soldier by preserving and presenting the history and heritage of the United States Army. AHF is the official Foundation of the National Museum of the United States Army, responsible for fundraising, memberships, and operational and attractions management. The Foundation was established in 1983 as a member-based, charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
AHF’s mission and vision is rooted in over five decades of experience in the Army history community. AHF strives to:
Engage: Create a meaningful Museum experience for visitors of all ages, immersing them in Army history and the lives of our Soldiers, their families, and the Army community.
Educate: Help tell the Army story by showcasing the role and relationship of the U.S. to the Nation.
Inspire: Encourage others to learn more about the U.S. Army through Soldier’s stories that also promote esprit de corps and Army values.
Honor: Honor the service and sacrifice of the American Soldier and the Army Family.
Preserve: Ensure that the history, heritage, lessons, and legacy of the U.S. Army is preserved for future generations.
We are pleased to share that the U.S. Army has announced that the National Museum of the United States Army will open on November 11, 2020.
Free, timed-tickets are required for entry and available for request through the Museum’s website at theNMUSA.org. To ensure visitors safety, the Museum is preparing to follow state, federal and U.S. Army health guidelines. The latest COVID-19 opening information can be found on the Museum’s website.
Due to high demand, the Foundation encourages individuals to wait for their ticket confirmation before making travel plans.
Upon the Museum’s opening, AHF will manage all revenue generating activities in the Museum, including retail operations, food services, simulators, facility rentals, and special events.
Other day to day operations include production of On Point: The Journal of Army History, a quarterly magazine featuring articles on Army history, the support of fielding hundreds of historical inquiries annually, hosting national and international battlefield rides, crafting specialty educational programming, and organizing book and writing awards.
We welcome you to support the Foundation or join as a Member to support our role as the Museum’s Foundation.
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