News Release, U.S. Army

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army announced today that the National Museum of the United States Army will delay its June 4, 2020, public opening.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, some of the exhibit gallery finishing work at the National Museum of the United States Army has been suspended, which impacts the project timeline.

“Although disappointing, postponing the opening of the museum is a proactive and appropriate decision,” said Tammy E. Call, the museum’s director, “and we stand ready to resume that work as soon as possible.”

The 7,500 square foot Lobby welcomes visitors to the Army Museum experience. Illuminated, glass panels overhead offer an artistic representation of each of the Army’s 190 campaigns and corresponding streamers. At the southern end of the space, an engraved installation wall commemorates each of the U.S. Army’s battles. A 21-foot Army emblem is inlaid into the center of the Lobby’s terrazzo flooring. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Duane Lempke)

The National Army Museum will be the first and only museum to tell the 244-year history of the U.S. Army in its entirety. Now under construction on a publicly accessible area of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the museum will be open to the public with free admission.

“The United States Army was here at the birth of our nation over 240 years ago and continues to influence our everyday lives,” said Call. “We look forward to welcoming visitors when we can again gather together and celebrate our shared history.”

The museum is a joint effort between the U.S. Army and the Army Historical Foundation, a non-profit organization. The Army Historical Foundation is constructing the building with private funds. The U.S. Army is providing the infrastructure, roads, utilities and exhibit work that transform the building into a museum. The Army owns and manages the museum.

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