Educational Experience

A great museum provides a great educational experience—for visitors of all ages.

Young Visitors

The Americans in Wartime Museum will particularly focus on educating our youngest visitors about how the courage and sacrifice of millions of Americans have made their own lives possible. Through interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, the Museum will provide an optimal environment for children and student groups. The Museum’s educational programs will include tours, vehicle demonstrations, ship and aircraft simulators, reenactments and other living history activities.

Student programs will connect with the Virginia Standards of Learning and can be tailored to the needs of specific groups. The Orientation Center of the Museum will include a Learning Center with special accommodations for school groups.

Adult Programs

Adult educational programs will include workshops, lectures and roundtables on diverse topics about the American wartime experience.

George Mason Partnership

The Museum has a formal partnership with George Mason University, ranked in the top five “Up-and-Coming Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. Our partnership will apply the resources of George Mason’s highly regarded Department of History and Art History as well as its Center for History and the New Media. The Museum-University partnership will provide many benefits:

  • Expertise in history scholarship and use of digital media to preserve and present history
  • Joint appointments of prominent military historians
  • Joint public programs conducted by research associates and graduate students
  • Oral history interviews and content development for the National Veterans Visitor Center
  • Artifact and collections management opportunities for interns and research associates