The pandemic may have made the Museum’s first year a little shorter, but that did not stop organizations of every stripe from rushing to be among the first to host their event in the Museum’s magnificent spaces. The Museum has provided a stunning and patriotic backdrop to more than 50 events since opening November 11, 2020. Space reservations are now being taken for 2022 with dates filling up fast!
Over the last year, the Museum provided a fitting venue for 35 military ceremonies, including promotions, retirements and changes of command. Military ceremonies at the Museum are two-hour events, reserving time for a one-hour ceremony and one-hour catered reception. Five nonprofit organizations hosted their events at the Museum in 2021, as did six corporations looking for a new impressive venue for their dinners and receptions.
Three veterans’ groups held their reunions at the Museum last year. These reunions often include time in the Museum’s galleries and visits to see the group’s personal tribute, whether that is marking their name on the Veterans’ Hall wall, or finding their Unit Tribute along the Path of Remembrance.
Special events can be held at the Museum during visiting hours in Veterans’ Hall—a versatile and inviting space, large enough for gatherings up to 270 people and equipped with sophisticated audio-visual capabilities. Groups interested in after-hours events have the opportunity to host their occasions in additional spaces, including the Museum’s awe-inspiring Lobby, the Museum Café’s indoor and outdoor venues, and the rooftop Medal of Honor Garden with bucolic views. Details of event spaces and the Foundation’s information request form are available on the Foundation’s website at armyhistory.org/special-events.