Programs & Education

Public Programs

Learn more about Army history and traditions through the Museum’s public programs. Ongoing public programs and special events explore the accomplishments, sacrifices, and commitment of American Soldiers.

Public programs are free and open to visitors of all ages.

Book Talks

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Hear from scholars, journalists, and historians offering in-depth examinations of Army history. Every month, the Museum invites authors of recent books on Army and military history to discuss their work with the public. These free programs are live-streamed from the Museum.

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Battle Briefs

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Join Museum staff for presentations on the Army’s history at home and abroad. Every month, we explore a specific battle, campaign, or other event from the U.S. Army’s remarkable past, using maps and period images. These free programs are live-streamed from the Museum.

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History Talks

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Join Museum staff and visiting scholars in discussions about the history of the United States Army.

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Virtual Field Trips

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Virtual Field Trips connect students to the Museum without leaving their desks. During these lessons, students engage in the Army’s history through artifacts, primary sources, and Soldiers’ Stories.

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Civil War Week

Spring 2022

Each spring, the Museum will offer a multi-day, detailed exploration of the American Civil War through a series of presentations by noted military historians, a curator discussion of select Museum Civil War artifacts, Battle Briefs, and other educational activities.

Explore presentations from the 2021 Civil War Week

Educator Programs

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Educator programs create opportunities to connect with the Museum’s content and expand your knowledge of U.S. Army history. Opportunities include virtual and onsite programs as well as digital resources to be integrated into your curriculum. Programs are free and designed for educators of grades 3-12.

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Gallery Talks


Join Museum curators for in-depth discussions highlighting Army history and artifacts in the Museum’s galleries.