“To provide for the collection, preservation, and public exhibition of such flags, standards, and colors as shall have been or may hereafter be taken by the land and naval forces of the United States…”
13th Congress, Bill No. 46
February 14, 1814
With the War of Independence and the War of 1812 still fresh in the minds of many Americans, Congress enacted legislation in 1814 recommending that the Secretary of War gather symbols of combat from the young nation’s military struggles. The National Museum of the United States Army will be the first comprehensive and truly national museum that properly captures, displays, and interprets Army history, while fully celebrating the accomplishments of the American Soldier in war and peace.
In honor of this Act, we have chosen The 1814 Society as the name befitting those supporters who share a desire to see the Army’s history preserved and exhibited for future generations.
- The cumulative support of The 1814 Society members will sponsor an important naming opportunity in the new National Army Museum.
- The first 1,814 members receive a special certificate recognizing their charter membership.
- Members joining at the $1,000 gift level are invited to an exclusive annual event in the Washington, DC area.
- Members joining at the $5,000 and above level receive all the benefits of membership in The 1814 Society in addition to the benefits of membership in The Army Historical Foundation. Click here for a complete list of benefits at this membership level.