The mission of the education department is to enhance students’ understanding of military history through the stories, sacrifices, and values of citizen-soldiers. We are dedicated to sharing topics with students around the American Revolution, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War.  

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Upcoming Events

  • POWs in The Great War

    Learn about one of the most globally shared experiences of WWI, being a prisoner of war with Lora Vogt, Curator of Education and Interpretation of the National WWI Museum and Memorial.

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  • Guests of the Third Reich

    Kimberly Guise, Senior Curator at The National WWII Museum, will explore aspects of the American POW experience in Europe and how many “Guests of the Third Reich” coped with captivity.

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  • Veterans and Civil Rights

    World War II showed many Black Americans that they were fighting for freedoms they did not have themselves at home, lighting a fire that would ignite into the modern Civil Rights Movement.

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