Museum

On September 18, 2014, NGEF unveiled its second art exhibit in an ongoing program to showcase National Guardsmen on mission throughout the country and the world.  The broad scope of citizen-soldiers who serve in the National Guard bring talent and ability not only to their duty in uniform but also... Read more
The first artifact that greets visitors as they enter the National Guard Memorial Museum’s Militia Era Gallery is not a relic from the historical first muster 377 years ago, but is instead a tribute to that momentous occasion—a diorama of the first muster created by sculptor Andrew Chernak. Read... Read more
This year we celebrated a historic moment at the 135th NGAUS General Conference and Exhibition when Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, the association chairman, announced that the mortgage of the National Guard Memorial building had officially been paid off.  The announcement of this historic moment gave us... Read more
Since the start of the federal government shutdown last week, NGAUS has been “always ready, always there” for disappointed tourists and wayward delegations without a museum to visit or a venue for an important meeting. When the government partially closed on Oct. 1, myriad federal offices and... Read more
Next time you visit the museum, make sure to stop by our new temporary exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of National Guard service during the Korean War. The exhibit focuses on one individual whose work with Korean factory workers during the war made a lasting impression. Read more on the... Read more
I was part of a small delegation that was sent last month to Normandy, France, by the National Guard Educational Foundation.  It was my first time seeing the National Guard Monument which was dedicated by NGAUS on June 6, 1969, to pay tribute to the Guardsmen who fought in France in World War I and... Read more
If you had to carry an entire day’s worth of food with you, what would you pack? What if you had to plan for weeks or months and for thousands of people?  These are questions the military must consider when preparing to send troops overseas, and when members of the National Guard are deployed in... Read more
Sixty-two years after the start of the American Revolution, on July 4, 1837, at the Independence Day celebration in Concord, Mass., the phrase the “shot heard round the world” was first uttered.   Coined by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his poem “Concord Hymn,” it refers to the first shot fired at the... Read more
On March 20, 2003 -- ten years ago today --  the ground invasion of Iraq began. National Guard troops were a crucial part of the initial invasion, and by the time U.S. troops were withdrawn in December 2011, more than 286,000 Army and Air Guardsmen had served in Iraq. The Guard’s crucial... Read more
Over the last several months, the National Guard Memorial Museum has undergone a lot of changes. The addition of the 9/11 Era Gallery and the upcoming renovation of the Vietnam Era Gallery have been well documented in National Guard. But there have been other additions to the museum that are... Read more

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