One Museum to preserve countless stories.

One Museum to preserve countless stories

THE FOUNDATION FOR AMERICA’S ARMY MUSEUM

The National Museum of the United States Army honors the history and heritage of the American Soldier. It educates the public about the storied history of the U.S. Army and its important relationship with the Nation as a whole. To date, the Army Historical Foundation (AHF) has raised over $180,000,000 to support this important national landmark. We have over 40 corporate donors and more than 130 individual supporters on the Museum’s Donor Wall (minimum donation of $50,000). We are still working to raise funds needed to complete this ambitious project.

PROSPECTUS

CIRCLES OF DISTINCTION

Be part of our circle.

The Army Historical Foundation’s (AHF) top supporters are the Circles of Distinction donors whose strong support has helped the Capital Campaign raise the funds to build the National Museum of the United States Army. This exclusive group of committed individuals, foundations, and corporations have their names displayed on the massive granite wall in the Museum Lobby.

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The Changing World Gallery chronicles one of the most dynamic and global periods in U.S. Army history, from the fall of the Soviet Union through our nation’s most current conflicts.

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The Cold War Gallery recounts a time when the United States
faced numerous global challenges during the Cold War. 

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The Global War Gallery portrays the Army’s role in the Allied victory during World War II.

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The Nation Overseas Gallery explores the Army’s first venture onto the world stage.

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The Preserving the Nation Gallery gives visitors an understanding of the Army’s part in the defining American event of the 19th century, the Civil War.

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The Founding the Nation Gallery covers the Army’s history from the colonial period through the War of 1812.

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The Army and Society Gallery examines the relationship between the Army and the American people.

Exclusive Recognition Opportunities

Circles of Distinction donors who pledge $150,000 and up have the opportunity to support a gallery, exhibit, or item within the National Museum of the United States Army. This is an opportunity to connect with a meaningful piece of Army history within the Museum and help The Army Historical Foundation reach their campaign goals. You can work with The Army Historical Foundation team to create a personalized recognition package.

Recognition opportunities start at $150,000 for items like our Soldiers’ Stories Kiosks, $250,000 and up for exhibit areas, and $8,000,000 for the entire gallery. Donation amount is related to size and significance of the exhibit or item you are supporting.

Downloadable Gallery Opportunity Info Sheets

THE MAJOR GIVING TEAM

julie E. kaplan

Assistant VP of Development

“It is a personal and professional honor to promote the mission of The Army Historical Foundation through raising funds that support the National Museum of the United States Army. Preserving the history and heritage of the United States Army is a great privilege and I take pride in the role I play in honoring our great American Soldiers.”

Katie Watson

Major Gifts Officer

“I am honored to support the National Army Museum and recognize the service and sacrifice of our military members every day.”

Jasmine Pletzer

Major Gifts Officer

“I am proud and honored to do the work that I do, my family like yours have served or made it their mission to support our Army/ Armed Forces and that is why I am serving, to make a difference. The Army Historical Foundation has offered me the opportunity to change the world around me, my community, and help others learn of the Army’s strong history.”

Leah Beckett

Major Gifts Officer

It is a great privilege to support the National Army Museum in remembering and honoring the service and sacrifice of American Soldiers. As an Army veteran’s spouse, the mission of The Army Historical Foundation is of great importance to me, and I am proud to assist in preserving and sharing the history of the American Soldier and the Army Family.

DR. Ric Talley

VP of Development & Public Affairs

After 30 years of wearing the uniform of the United States Army, I am excited to be a part of the Foundation team whose mission is to support this Museum. As our Nation’s newest National treasure, this building represents all those who have worn the uniform, their families, civilians, and supporters. It is not only the Army’s history — but also America’s history. They go hand in hand, and this is proudly displayed here in every exhibit. Come visit and share the experience!
WEST

Click here to contact Katie Watson

CENTRAL

Click here to contact Jasmine Pletzer

NORTH EAST

Click here to contact Julie Kaplan

EAST
Click here to contact Leah Beckett

PLANNED GIVING

Help ensure the financial future of the National Museum of the U.S. Army by adding the Army Historical Foundation to your estate plans. When you leave a charitable gift in your will, trust, or by beneficiary designation, you help ensure that the Army Museum will remain an amazing tribute to everyone who served. 

For more information on planned giving, visit our Planned Giving page or contact Katie Watson.

MUSEUM FAST FACTS

Site Area: 84 acres
Indoor space: 185,000 sq. ft.
Number of Stories: 5
Building Height: 100 ft.
Number of Galleries: 11
Number of Artifacts: 1389
Macro-Artifacts: 19
Micro-Artifacts: 1370
Number of Cast Figures: 70

1775 Liberty Drive Fort Belvoir, Va. 22060

15-minute drive from Mount Vernon

25-minute drive from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

30-minute drive from the Washington Monument

The Changing World Gallery

The Changing World Gallery chronicles one of the most dynamic and global periods in U.S. Army history, from the fall of the Soviet Union through our nation’s most current conflicts.

The Cold War Gallery

The Cold War Gallery recounts a time when the United States
faced numerous global challenges during the Cold War.

The Global War Gallery

The Global War Gallery portrays the Army’s role in the Allied victory during World War II. Visitors learn about both the European and Pacific Theaters, the technology of the conflict, the Army’s air war, and the development of the atomic bomb.

The Nation Overseas Gallery

The Nation Overseas Gallery explores the Army’s first venture onto the world stage. Operations in China and the Spanish-American War are exhibited, as are the Army’s operations along the Mexican-American border. The remainder of the exhibit focuses on the Army’s role in World War I and the changing face of warfare.

Preserving the Nation Gallery

The Preserving the Nation Gallery gives visitors an understanding of the Army’s part in the defining American event of the 19th century, the Civil War. This gallery also documents the Army’s role in westward expansion, including the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Indian Wars and the Mexican War.

Army and Society Gallery

The Army and Society Gallery examines the relationship between the Army and the American people. It is here that visitors discover the Army’s role in shaping the national character. Key exhibits, such as the Wright Flyer and the AN/FPN-40 Radar set, illustrate the Army’s contribution in driving the development of critical technologies, some of which are reflected in our daily lives today.