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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 – Sep 6 all-day

So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope was produced by The National World War II Museum. This special exhibit debuts on January 31. 

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Jun
6
Sat
June Virtual Rally Point
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The mission continues virtually this month as we continue our Facebook Live Rally Point programming. Join us to discuss hiring outlets as well as professional development opportunities!

We will lead a timely discussion with experts from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes program and Still Serving Veterans designed to incorporate conversations on job searching and hiring in the current market, preparing for industry shifts, and how to keep stay stimulated professionally, as well as ways to continue developing as a leader and building your resume.

Senior Director of Events and Programs for the US Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes Foundation, Colonel Adam Rocke (US Army, Ret.), will contribute to our conversation by providing insights on how to prepare for and locate virtual hiring events online and what the Hiring Our Heroes Foundation is doing to help Veterans succeed.

Major General Paulette Risher, (US Army Reserves, Ret.), will bring her expertise in aiding transitioning military members and Veterans in their preparation for hiring in civilian careers, as well shifting careers following service. MG Risher is the CEO of Still Serving Veterans, a Veteran serving non-profit based out of Huntsville, AL with global services for Veterans.

This event is free and you can view on our Facebook page.

Rally Together 

Aug
1
Sat
August Rally Point
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for Rally Point, our free monthly gathering for fellowship and networking. Enjoy a light breakfast and participate in a discussion about Business and Professional Development. More details to come!

 

Sep
5
Sat
September Rally Point
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for Rally Point, our free monthly gathering for fellowship and networking. Enjoy a light breakfast and participate in a discussion with Legacy VSO’s. More details to come!

 

Sep
11
Fri
Depicting the Invisible
Sep 11 – Dec 31 all-day

Artist Susan J. Barron’s portrait series of Veterans suffering from PTSD in mixed-media and black-and-white works on canvas combine photos, paint, collage and text with the Veterans’ stories in their own voices.

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National Veterans Film Festival
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm

A coalition of Columbus cultural institutions will join forces to host the new National Veterans Film Festival. The three-day event seeks to connect Americans through Veterans’ voices and stories by celebrating the contributions and resilience of our nation’s Veterans. Call for entries is underway for films made by and about Veterans. Thank you to our partners Gateway Film Center, Columbus VA Ambulatory Care Center, WOSU Public Media, and the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise.

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Oct
3
Sat
October Rally Point
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for Rally Point, our free monthly gathering for fellowship and networking. Enjoy a light breakfast and participate in a discussion about Alternative Therapies. More details to come!

 

Nov
7
Sat
November Rally Point
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for Rally Point, our free monthly gathering for fellowship and networking. Enjoy a light breakfast and participate in a discussion with Legacy VSO’s. More details to come!

 

Dec
5
Sat
December Rally Point
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for Rally Point, our free monthly gathering for fellowship and networking. Enjoy a light breakfast and participate in a Veteran Fireside chat about The Korean War. More details to come!

 

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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