U.S. Armed Forces Museum Planning Begun

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower appoints a committee of citizens and public servants to explore the possibility of establishing a U.S. armed forces museum.


  • Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David) 1890-1969
  • National Armed Forces Museum
  • United States President


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 101.

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January, 1958


  • Law
  • Advisory boards
  • New Museums
  • Museums
  • Military
  • Armed Forces
  • Legislation

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