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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.


Sep
18
Fri
We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America
Sep 18 2020 – Apr 11 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. VIRTUAL TOUR NOW AVAILABLE! Learn More
Apr
3
Sat
Depicting The Invisible: A Portrait Series of Veterans Suffering From PTSD
Apr 3 2021 – Jan 2 2022 all-day

Depicting The Invisible: A Portrait Series of Veterans Suffering From PTSD by artist Susan J. Barron debuts at the museum on April 3. Barron was inspired to create the portrait series based on the fact that 22 Veterans commit suicide every day in our country.

“My intention is to bring awareness to the issues of PTSD and to depict our Veterans as the incredible heroes they are,” said Barron. “… My mission is to provide a platform for Veterans to share their stories, and to create a vehicle for help and change.”

Learn More

 

Apr
13
Tue
Farmers to Families Food Box Program
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re happy to have the Food Soldier, United States Air Force Veteran Roshelle Pate, join us April 13 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Farmers to Families, a free, fresh food box program, in our parking lot.  No ID required. No Income Restrictions.

Apr
19
Mon
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Be a superhero for your community! Join us on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 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 donors. You can make a difference.

Schedule Your Appointment

Apr
23
Fri
Veterans Voices: Operation Eagle Claw
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
63 people held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, an unprecedented joint operation and a series of unfortunate events. These are only some of the attributes surrounding Operation Eagle Claw, one of the most influential missions that shaped how the military conducts operations even to this day. Join us on April 23 to speak to our expert panel about this historic rescue mission; all that went right and all that went wrong. We will have Major General David L. Grange, U.S. Army (Retired), Lieutenant Colonel Lewis H. Burruss, Jr., U.S. Army (Retired), and the Godfather of Special Operations Communications, Chief Warrant Officer Four Paul Zeisman, U.S. Army (Retired).
Apr
27
Tue
Farmers to Families Food Box Program
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re happy to have the Food Soldier, United States Air Force Veteran Roshelle Pate, join us April 27 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Farmers to Families, a free, fresh food box program, in our parking lot.  No ID required. No Income Restrictions.

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

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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.

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MARY WHYTE'S WE THE PEOPLE ART EXHIBITION

FINAL DAY, APRIL 11

We The People Virtual Tour Now Available