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.
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.Learn More
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.
The Healing Power of Art: A Conduit for Expression
Millions of Veterans and their families struggle daily with both visible and invisible wounds of war. Art is a proven, positive force in the challenges of transitioning back to civilian life and overcoming combat and service-related illness and injuries. For our December Rally Point, we explore how art programs facilitate mental wellness, increase social connectedness, and become an outlet for creative expression. Our guests include Mary Whyte, world renowned watercolor artist and founder of the Patriot Art Foundation, and Heather Seymour, MSW, LISW, Veterans Arts Initiative founder at the Columbus VA.
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.
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.
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.
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