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.

The U.S. Army announced the National Museum of the United States Army will postpone its June 4 public opening due to COVID-19 impacting some exhibit gallery finishing work. The Museum will open when the conditions can ensure the health and safety of Museum visitors and staff, and the Museum is ready to begin daily operations. Please check our website for updates.

Please check back often and sign-up at the bottom of this page or click here for updates so you can be among the first to visit this magnificent tribute to the American Soldier.

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.

AHF 2018 IRS Form 990

2017 Annual Report


The National Museum of the United States Army would not be a reality without the generous donations of individuals. We thank you for your continuing support.

Visit our History Center

Check out our collection of Army history articles and curated resources by our team of historians. Updated regularly, this online History Center provides digital access to a range of topics and relevant subject matter.