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Kraig M. Butrum appointed Chief Executive Officer of the National Museum of Americans in Wartime.

Kraig M. Butrum

The Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Americans in Wartime (NMAW) has named Kraig M. Butrum, a national leader in nonprofit management, to serve as its first Chief Executive Officer today. His appointment will be effective July 2, 2018.

“I am excited to welcome Kraig to lead the National Museum of Americans in Wartime,” said Allan D. Cors, founder and President and founder of NMAW. “As a seasoned non-profit executive, he brings to us a full complement of experience in bringing our vision to fruition.”

With more than 25 years of senior management experience, Butrum has guided national and international organizations through major capital campaign projects that include start-ups, fundraising, corporate giving, institutional branding, donor relations and other executive management responsibilities. As a Vice President of Conservation International, he directed a five-year, $635 million fundraising campaign. Other projects Mr. Butrum directed include the early formation of the Flight 93 National Memorial and the National Park Foundation’s “Connecting Our Children with America” campaign, chaired by then First Lady Laura Bush.

“Our family has a long history of serving our nation on the battlefield and Homefront. Both of my grandfathers served in World War I. My father was a B-17 pilot and a German Prisoner of War. Both of my brothers-in-law served proudly in Vietnam and my nephew served in Desert Storm.” Butrum said. “Leading the National Museum of Americans in Wartime and seeing it berealized will be a small token of my gratitude to them and the millions of other Americans whostepped forward when asked.”

Founded in 2008, the National Museum of Americans in Wartime is a not-for-profit cultural and educational institution dedicated to honoring those who have served in all branches of the United States military and on the home front, from World War I to the present. The Museum serves to educate the public, especially young people, by telling individual stories of personal experience, realities of war, and sacrifices made by Americans striving to preserve our freedoms. The Museum inspires visitors by enabling them to experience military vehicles, explore artifacts, and participate in reenactments and special programs in a dynamic, interactive environment.

The National Museum of Americans in Wartime will be located on nearly 70 acres in Prince William County, Virginia, just 22 miles south of Washington, D.C. The property for the museum was donated by the Hylton Family Foundation.

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Museum Hosts Open House September 22 -23, 2018

(5/3/18 – Prince William, Virginia) The Americans in Wartime Museum will host its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 22-23, 2018 at “The Tank Farm,” 13906 Aden Road, Nokesville, VA.  The family-friendly event, which is open to the public, is a preview of the future Museum, which is being built in Prince William County, Virginia.

This year’s event features working military tanks and armored vehicles, veteran panel discussions, K9 demonstrations, living history unit displays and reenactment, activities for the kids, food and more!  The Voices of Freedom will be on site conducting interviews in the museums Mobile Recording Studio.  Suggested donation for attending is $10/adult with children attending free. Those planning to attend are asked to register at

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All Day on Both Days (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Scheduled Activities: Coming Soon!

The Americans in Wartime Museum is a not-for-profit cultural and educational institution dedicated to telling the remarkable stories of American men and women who served our nation during wartime—in all branches of the military and on the home front, from World War I to the present. It will feature six full-scale Landscapes of War as well as an exceptional collection of operational military vehicles. More information is available at