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Events Calendar

Throughout the year, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum schedules events that honor and celebrate the contributions of our nation’s Veterans. This calendar can help you plan your visit around a holiday or other special event.


Jan
31
Fri
So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope
Jan 31 2020 – Jan 3 2021 all-day

So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope produced by The National World War II Museum and sponsored by the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation will be on view through January 2021. Support provided by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

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Sep
18
Fri
We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America
Sep 18 2020 – Mar 21 2021 all-day

Seven years in the making, artist Mary Whyte has delivered a real-life tribute to Veterans and service. The exhibit features 50 large-scale watercolor portraits of Veterans of all ages and walks of life. This is the national traveling exhibition’s first stop following the City Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina, where it originated. We The People is presented at the museum through the generosity of Big Lots.

Plan Your Visit

Oct
3
Sat
October Virtual Rally Point
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us Saturday, October 3, at 10 a.m. (ET) for our monthly virtual edition of Rally Point. We will talk with Ciare James, vice president of marketing for Bob Evans Farms Foods., Inc., and Nancy Preston, the most recent winner of Bob Evans’ Heroes to CEOs contest. Preston is a U.S. Army Veteran and owner of Milk Money Kitchens in Manhattan where she helps entrepreneurs grow and launch new food businesses. Bob Evans’ “Our Farm Salutes” is committed to supporting America’s service members, Veterans, and their families through volunteerism, strategic partnerships, grant opportunities, awareness, and donations. Listen in to learn how Heroes to CEOs provides Veteran entrepreneurs the platform to build a successful business.

Join the Conversation

Oct
19
Mon
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Be a superhero for your community! Join us on October 19 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for our next blood drive with the American Red Cross. Blood is in a critical shortage due to COVID-19. For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet, and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to our donors. You can make a difference.

Schedule Your Appointment

Nov
16
Mon
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Be a superhero for your community! Join us on November 16 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for our next blood drive with the American Red Cross. Blood is in a critical shortage due to COVID-19. For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet, and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to our donors. You can make a difference.

Schedule Your Appointment

Dec
5
Sat
December Virtual Rally Point
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for our virtual Rally Point. More details to come on our speaker! 

 

National Veterans Memorial and Museum Group Visit

Group Visits

Reservations Available

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum welcomes groups of 10 or more for both guided tours and self-guided visits with a discounted admission rate, a dedicated entrance, and other group privileges. Reservations are required and should be made at least four weeks in advance. To inquire about a group visit, please complete the online request form.


Memorial Grove

Memorial Grove

Directly adjacent to the Museum lies a 2.5 acre Memorial Grove, designed for contemplation and reflection before vistors return to their everyday lives. Anchored by a grove of elm trees, the space features a 325-foot stone wall, with three cascades of water and a reflecting pool lining the basin, creating a cohesive space for remembrance, inspiration and the recognition of service.


National Veterans Memorial and Museum Downtown Skyline View of building

Private Events

Reservations Available

Recognized internationally for its innovative design, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum offers a truly unique venue for a variety of occasions and special events. From the Great Hall, with its stunning views of the Columbus skyline, to the rooftop terrace, our spaces make events memorable. Meeting rooms on the lower level can accommodate groups of up to 180, and catering services are available.


National Veterans Memorial and Museum - Inside Museum

Support the Museum

Get Involved Today

Honor the contributions of those who’ve served, and help ensure their stories live on to inspire future generations. Consider making a donation to support our exhibitions, educational programming, and community outreach. Or join our team as a volunteer and take an active role in supporting the museum’s mission.