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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 7 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 Labor Day. Support provided by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

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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.  More details to come!

 

Aug
3
Mon
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Be a superhero for your community! Join us on August 3 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 our donors.  You can make a difference.

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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.  More details to come! 

 

 

Sep
11
Fri
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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Sep
18
Fri
We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America
Sep 18 2020 – Jan 24 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.

Plan Your Visit

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.  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.  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.  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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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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