National Guard Memorial Museum

National Guard Memorial Museum The only national museum dedicated to the history of the National Guard. Free and open to the public. Virtual Tour: http://bit.ly/1q40czB Located in the heart of the nation's capital, the National Guard Memorial Museum houses artifacts and relics from the entire history of the National Guard -- from its first muster in 1636 to the present day actions of brave Guardsmen at home and abroad.
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The latest episode is available! Museum Director Anne Armstrong shares the history of the MG Charles Dick ceremonial bic...
03/11/2021
Minuteman Minute - Bicorn Hat

The latest episode is available! Museum Director Anne Armstrong shares the history of the MG Charles Dick ceremonial bicorn hat, currently on display in the National Guard Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. https://youtu.be/Mj2K9yWA-P0

The former Adjutant General of Ohio and President of the National Guard Association of the United States, MG Charles W. F. Dick wore this ceremonial bicorn h...

NEW Minuteman Minute Episode NOW AVAILABLE! Museum Director Anne Armstrong shares the history of the Normandy Helmet, cu...
02/24/2021
Minuteman Minute - Normandy Helmet

NEW Minuteman Minute Episode NOW AVAILABLE! Museum Director Anne Armstrong shares the history of the Normandy Helmet, currently on display in the National Guard Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the 29th Infantry Division (VA, MD, DC) was part of the Allied coalition that stormed the beaches of Normandy and effectively broke the back of the German occupation of France. This helmet was part of the protective gear worn by a Guard soldier that fateful day. https://youtu.be/Ip-_S7xYyUU

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the 29th Infantry Division (VA, MD, DC) was part of the Allied coalition that stormed the beaches of Normandy and effectively broke t...

11/07/2020
2020 NGEF Commemorative Ornament is available online! This oil-on-canvas painting adorns the Montgomery Room inside the ...
10/20/2020
2020 NGEF Commemorative Ornament

2020 NGEF Commemorative Ornament is available online! This oil-on-canvas painting adorns the Montgomery Room inside the National Guard Memorial, named for Gillespie V. “Sonny” Montgomery. Proceeds from this ornament benefit the NGEF, an organization that preserves 383 years of National Guard history. http://ow.ly/SA1A50BXBBX

2020 NGEF Commemorative Ornament, 8th Edition  This oil-on-canvas painting adorns the Montgomery Room inside the National Guard Memorial, named for Gillespie V. “Sonny” Montgomery (August 5, 1920 – May 12, 2006). A Mississippi Guardsman and veteran of World War II and Korea, Sonny Montgomery ...

Even though we’re currently closed, the National Guard Memorial Museum is always ready, always there! Check out our Virt...
03/16/2020

Even though we’re currently closed, the National Guard Memorial Museum is always ready, always there! Check out our Virtual Tour at http://ow.ly/3OEj50yNfHY

03/12/2020

The National Guard Memorial Museum will be closed today, March 12, and will reopen on Tuesday March 31. Thank you for your patience!

01/31/2020
Live from where the winners are real - The 2019 Corvette Dream Giveaway Award Ceremony

Live from Clearwater, Florida, Dream Giveaway Garage presents the Corvette Dream Giveaway award ceremony brought to you by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. Congratulations to the winner Christopher Southard from Indiana. Thanks to the FB sites sharing this live video - please support them. You could be the next big grand-prize winner. Sign up at www.dreamgiveaway.com/?promo=driver . USE PROMO CODE: DRIVER

The National Guard Educational Foundation and Dream Giveaway have teamed up in an exciting charitable initiative.  Enter...
12/27/2019

The National Guard Educational Foundation and Dream Giveaway have teamed up in an exciting charitable initiative. Enter and win the 2019 Corvette Dream Giveaway and you’ll put this 2019 Corvette Grand ZR1 and matching 1961 Corvette convertible in your garage. Plus we’ll pay $60,000 for the taxes and fly you to Clearwater, Florida, to accept the keys to both cars. Enter by December 31st. https://www.dreamgiveaway.com/dg/corvette

The National Guard Educational Foundation helps to preserve and share all 383 years of the Guard's story. It's programs ...
12/03/2019

The National Guard Educational Foundation helps to preserve and share all 383 years of the Guard's story. It's programs include the National Guard Memorial Museum, which boasts 5,600 square feet of artifacts, images and interactive exhibits. To support NGEF this Giving Tuesday, visit: NGEF.org/donate

The National Guard Educational Foundation was proud to recognize our 2019 Legion de Lafayette recipients at a special re...
11/20/2019

The National Guard Educational Foundation was proud to recognize our 2019 Legion de Lafayette recipients at a special reception this past weekend.

This past weekend, Team NGEF ran the Army Ten-Miler to raise funds for the National Guard Educational Foundation and the...
10/15/2019

This past weekend, Team NGEF ran the Army Ten-Miler to raise funds for the National Guard Educational Foundation and the National Guard Memorial Museum. Thank you to all our participants! 🎖️

10/14/2019

The National Guard Memorial Museum will be closed today, October 14, and will reopen on Tuesday the 15th.

09/13/2019
The National Guard Memorial Museum will be closed from Thurs, Aug 29 through Tues, Sept 3 and will reopen on Wednesday t...
08/29/2019

The National Guard Memorial Museum will be closed from Thurs, Aug 29 through Tues, Sept 3 and will reopen on Wednesday the 4th. 📅

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: the colonial gov't formally charters the Charles Town Artillery Company, 1760
07/31/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: the colonial gov't formally charters the Charles Town Artillery Company, 1760

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: The House of Burgesses holds its first meeting in Jamestown, VA, 1619
07/30/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: The House of Burgesses holds its first meeting in Jamestown, VA, 1619

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: the 193rd TEW Group, PA ANG @ Thai Air Base to commence propaganda broadcasts, 1970
07/29/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: the 193rd TEW Group, PA ANG @ Thai Air Base to commence propaganda broadcasts, 1970

#OTD in #NationalGuard History: 401 guardsmen return home from 6 month long peacekeeping mission, 1995
07/28/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard History: 401 guardsmen return home from 6 month long peacekeeping mission, 1995

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: 150 guardsmen are killed/wounded during the Normandy breakout, 1944
07/27/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: 150 guardsmen are killed/wounded during the Normandy breakout, 1944

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: the 27th ID NY NG moves into position near the Scherpenberg Sector in France, 1918
07/26/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: the 27th ID NY NG moves into position near the Scherpenberg Sector in France, 1918

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: MG Jacob Brown leads American expedition to battle at Lundy's Lane, 1814
07/26/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: MG Jacob Brown leads American expedition to battle at Lundy's Lane, 1814

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: 154th TRS ARANG begins patrolling the Sea of Japan following the Tet Offensive 1968
07/26/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: 154th TRS ARANG begins patrolling the Sea of Japan following the Tet Offensive 1968

#ArtifactoftheWeek Musician Uniform Dress CoateeAn enlisted man wore this coatee around 1840. It is made from blue cotto...
07/23/2019

#ArtifactoftheWeek Musician Uniform Dress Coatee

An enlisted man wore this coatee around 1840. It is made from blue cotton with red embroidery decoration on chest panel, collar, waist pockets, and sleeves. The back of the coatee has the initials “JS” embroidered on it.

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: Army begins preparations for mobilization of 200,000+ after the fall of France 1940
07/23/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: Army begins preparations for mobilization of 200,000+ after the fall of France 1940

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: Gov Gordon Persons declares martial law to restore order in Phenix City, AL, 1954
07/22/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: Gov Gordon Persons declares martial law to restore order in Phenix City, AL, 1954

#OTD in #NationalGuard The first major battle of the Civil War at Manassas. Union forces withdraw from field, 1861
07/21/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard The first major battle of the Civil War at Manassas. Union forces withdraw from field, 1861

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: 107th Signal Company, RI ARNG maintain communications equipment in Vietnam, 1969
07/20/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: 107th Signal Company, RI ARNG maintain communications equipment in Vietnam, 1969

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: the DE NG is federalized at New Castle, prepares for service on Mexican border 1916
07/19/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: the DE NG is federalized at New Castle, prepares for service on Mexican border 1916

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: The 54th MA Volunteers launches frontal assault on Fort Wagner & is repelled, 1863
07/18/2019

#OTD in #NationalGuard history: The 54th MA Volunteers launches frontal assault on Fort Wagner & is repelled, 1863

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Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

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The latest Minute man Minute is about the first female officer in the ANG; she opened the way for women in both ANG and ARNG, but it took direct action from President Eisenhower.
My father, Darwin E. Bruns was a cadet at the University of Wisconsin when the ORC got Federalized for service during World War I. My family has never had any real details of his service, especially if he served in Europe. He was at Camp Shelby Mississippi and was promoted to Sergeant on April 11, 1919. His DOB is 08-06-1897. The records held at St. Louis partially burned including a large portion of the WWI. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Best Regards, Bruce D. Bruce D Bruns
District of Columbia National Guard 29th MP Platoon Honor Medal presented in early 1934 for 100 Consecutive Drills (Sterling silver) - note Capitol Dome with yellow and green torse, and a One Year 100% Attendance Medal circa 1920s-30s presented by a DCNG medical unit (gold).
District of Columbia National Guard Distinguished Service Medal, and Faithful Service Medal with 25-year clasp. Each 2.413 ounces (44 pennyweight) 22kt gold. Faithful Service Medal with 25-year clasp in Sterling silver.