The Army Historical Foundation is excited to share that the National Museum of the United States Army’s Special Exhibition Gallery is soon to reopen! Opening on September 17, this exhibit space will house two separate exhibits. “The Art of Soldiering” will showcase highlights from the U.S. Army Art Collection. It will depict the experiences of the American Soldier from the Civil War to the present through art produced on the front lines.  

Alongside will be “So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope” produced by The National World War II Museum, which will tell the story of Hope’s unique place in the history of World War II and beyond. You can learn more about this upcoming traveling exhibit space on the Museum’s website. 

Bob Hope elicited laughs across all media: through radio waves, on stage, and on the screen, in both television and film. But none of them mattered more than the humor he injected into American camps across the globe during World War II, as the Allies struggled to save the world for democracy. 

This traveling exhibit shares the story of the iconic entertainer’s unique place in World War II history and beyond. Using multimedia elements and captivating storytelling, including artifacts, films, rare photographs and an interactive display, the exhibit highlights how Hope helped to lift the human spirit during one of the darkest times in American history. 

The Army Historical Foundation, the official foundation of the National Museum of the United States Army, is proud to be the supporting sponsor for this latest traveling exhibit. 

You can also explore the latest companion programs curated specifically for in-person and virtual visitors in celebration of this latest exhibit opening. The Army Historical Foundation’s golf tournament returns this fall with a Bob Hope themed event. You can learn more about how to sponsor or register as a participant through the Foundation’s tournament website.