Tue, July 24, 2012

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Closes Gallery to Prepare for State of the Art Exhibit

Changes are coming to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC)! On July 30th 2012, the main exhibit gallery at the center will close for three months as they prepare to “load-in” the new permanent immersive and interactive exhibit, “The Soldier Experience.” The new exhibit will open in the Visitor and Education Center (VEC) on November 9, 2012. The gallery will feature interactive exhibits and immersive displays that highlight some of the best Soldier's stories found in the USAHEC collection. The exhibit will encompass the Army’s history from the Spanish American War through current operations with stories of Soldiers from all parts of the Army, at home and abroad, in combat and in support. Removal of the current exhibit will begin on July 30, 2012. Installation of the new exhibit will begin sometime in mid-August and continue through November 9, 2012, when we plan to host our Grand Re-opening. Our main gallery will be closed during this period of transition, but we will offer "behind the scenes" tours periodically to let you see how we tear down and install exhibits -- we might even have a few surprises. Please continue to check the website for tour dates and times.
Our other exhibits, "America's Last Five Star General: General of the Army Omar N. Bradley" and "Understanding War Through Imagery: The Civil War in American Memory," will remain open throughout the construction period.   Follow our website for updates about the progress of the new exhibit and future plans.