A Cape Town Castle Military Museum tagged image from photographer – Onasill ~ Bill Badzo as published on Flickr.
West Point New York ~ Olmstead Hall ~ West Point Museum ~My Old Photo
Image by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo
Founded in 1802, this U.S. Army college offers a museum & tours of its Gothic Revival-style campus.
The mission of the West Point Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret historically significant artifacts and stimulate interest in the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Army and the Profession of Arms. The West Point Museum also supplements academic, cultural and military instruction and provides educational programs and services for Cadets, the military and civilian personnel.
The museum offers a taste of the over 60,000 Army historical artifacts that inspire and educate the U.S. Corps of Cadets on a daily basis. The holdings of the West Point Museum are displayed not only within the Museum’s walls at Pershing Center, but throughout the United States Military Academy at West Point’s buildings and grounds.
In July of 1988 the museum in Thayer Hall closed to reopen on 1 September 1989 at its new site in Olmsted Hall, Pershing Center. For the first time all of the collections of the West Point Museum were incorporated under one roof. More secure and separate areas were created to store the uniforms, weapons and arts holdings. Exhibitions are shown in six galleries, with a large gallery dedicated to the history of the Military Academy and a wing devoted exclusively to instruction. In 2006, the Andre Lucas Military Heritage Center was added to the north end of the Museum and provides a state-of-the-art learning environment for Cadets, faculty and the American public.
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