The Making of the Museum
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. (EDT) | Virtual
Join Museum Director Ms. Tammy E. Call for a discussion of how the National Museum of the United States Army was imagined, planned, and constructed, culminating in the Museum’s opening in November 2020. Guest panelists include Army Historical Foundation President retired Lieutenant General Roger Schultz, and the Museum’s Chief Curator Paul Morando.
As the Army’s front door, the Museum is an enduring effort to tell the Army’s story and honor the accomplishments, sacrifices and commitment of American Soldiers. The Museum is the first comprehensive and truly national museum to capture, display and interpret more than 246 years of Army history.
The Museum is a joint effort between the U.S. Army and the Army Historical Foundation. The Foundation constructed the building with private funds. The U.S. Army provided the infrastructure, roads and exhibit work that transformed the building into a museum. Today, the U.S. Army owns and operates the Museum and the Army Historical Foundation continues its fundraising role in support of the Museum.
From the 1814 Congressional legislation directing the secretary of war to collect and preserve enemy “flags, standards, and colours” captured in wartime, to the opening of the Museum, this program will recount the remarkable story of the making of the National Museum of the United States Army.
This free program will be held virtually and registration is requires.
Tammy E. Call
Tammy E. Call became the first director of the National Museum of the United States Army in November 2014 leading the project team to its public opening on November 11, 2020.
Call is a 2014 graduate of the Air War College, earning a Master of Strategic Studies. She also completed a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development at Troy University.
Beginning her career in public service in 1984 as a commissioned officer in the United States Army, Call is proud to have been associated with the Army her entire life; as an Army brat, an Army veteran and more than 28 years as an Army civilian.
Lt. Gen. Roger Schultz, USA (Retired)
As president of The Army Historical Foundation, Lt. Gen. Roger Schultz has led the team carrying out the capital campaign to build the National Museum of the United States Army.
Schultz’s military service began in 1963, serving four years as an enlisted Soldier before being commissioned as an Infantry officer following attendance at Officer Candidate School at the Iowa Military Academy. He is a Vietnam veteran. He led both a Rifle Platoon and a Scout Platoon in the 22d Infantry in the 25th Division (Tropic Lightening).
All told, Schultz served nearly 43 years in the Army and the Army National Guard. His final assignment began in June 1998, when he was posted as director of the Army National Guard, spending seven years in that position, the longest serving director in National Guard history.
Paul Morando became the chief of exhibits for the National Museum of the United States Army in October 2017. He managed the overall design, fabrication and installation of all the Museum’s exhibits; and is responsible for the acquisition, selection and oversight of the Museum’s historical collection.
As a Soldier in the U.S. Army Reserves, Morando served as a photographer on a Public Affairs team deploying to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and supporting missions in Korea, Egypt and Guatemala.
Morando holds a Master’s Degree in History from the City University of New York. He currently resides in Lake Ridge, Va. with his wife and four children.