Marshall & His Men: A Behind-The-Scenes Event

As part of the George C. Marshall Legacy Series sequence The World Wars, the Marshall Museum will feature “Marshall’s Men,” a display of items from battlefield leaders in World War II and other individuals who served under Marshall. Staff will be on hand to answer questions during the event that runs from 5:30 to 7:30 […]

Marshall & Upcoming Events

On Monday, June 5th the George C. Marshall Foundation will recognize the 70th anniversary of Secretary of State Marshall’s speech setting forth his vision for European recovery by offering free admission to the Marshall Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Marshall’s remarks on June 5, 1947 at Harvard began the four-year Marshall Plan that […]

Marshall & Rockefeller

On Monday March 20th David Rockefeller, banking executive and philanthropist, died at his home at the age of 101. David Rockefeller was a generous supporter of the George C. Marshall Foundation, as was his father, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who was one of the first major donors to the Marshall Foundation in 1955. David Rockefeller […]

Marshall and The World Wars: Six Degrees of Marshall

The term “six degrees of separation” is the idea that everything in the world is six or fewer steps away from being connected to each other. The George C. Marshall Legacy Series exhibition Six Degrees of Marshall, opening January 19th, uses an infographic to connect Marshall to people and programs important to the course, conduct […]

Marshall and his submarine

This week on social media the Marshall Foundation’s trivia question and featured artifact had to do with the only ship named after General George C. Marshall, the USS George C. Marshall (SSBN-654). The USS George C. Marshall (GCM) was a nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) included in the “41 for Freedom,” the 41 Benjamin Franklin-class […]

Marshall and War Bonds

Speaking during the Third War Loan Drive in September 1943, Marshall said, “The American people must give not only their full personal effort but the full use of their dollars invested in War Bonds, to back these attacks. There is no alternative. Total victory is in sight but it can only be won by concentrating […]

Marshall & the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 24, is an annual event that gives participating museums around the country the opportunity to open their doors free of charge. In a perfect world, all museums would be free, but non-profits such as the George C. Marshall Foundation receive no operational funding from the government and must […]

American Artist Month – Augustus Vincent Tack

Augustus Vincent Tack (1870 – 1949) was born in Pittsburgh and moved to New York City at the age of 13. By 19 his artwork had attracted the eye of painter John LeFarge, who mentored him and introduced him to other artists, such as Claude Monet. Later, he became very close to Duncan Phillips, whose […]

From Machine To Man

But underlying all…is the realization that the primary instrument of warfare is the fighting man. All of the weapons with which we arm him are merely tools to enable him to carry out his mission. So we progress from the machine to the man… It is true that the war is fought with physical weapons […]

For My Country, For Myself

George C. Marshall believed every American who wanted to serve should have the opportunity. The Marshall Museum’s exhibit “For My Country, For Myself”, takes a look at who some of those Americans were. Exhibit images and historical information have been provided with our Legacy Series partner, the United States Army Women’s Museum. During World War […]

Evening in the Archives: The Things They Carried Home

Last night’s behind the scenes event “The Things They Carried Home” offered a rare glimpse at the many artifacts from collections that have never been displayed publicly. The theme focused on items that soldiers carried with them during war and then home. Six stations displayed items they used on the job, religious items, native artwork, […]

Marshall and Family History Month

October is Family History Month! George Catlett Marshall, Jr. was born on December 31, 1880 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He was the fourth child of George C. Marshall, Sr. and Laura Bradford Marshall. (Their third born had died as an infant.) His siblings were Stuart Bradford (b. 1875) and Marie Louise (b.1876). For researchers interested in […]

Marshall & the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 26, is an annual event that gives participating museums around the country the opportunity to open their doors free of charge. In a perfect world, all museums would be free, but non-profits such as the George C. Marshall Foundation receive no operational funding from the government and must […]

Marshall and the Oscars

In May of 1971, the Marshall Foundation received its own Academy Award. The movie Patton had swept the 43rd Academy Awards, winning seven awards in the categories of original screenplay, direction, sound, editing, art direction, actor, and best picture. George C. Scott famously rejected his best actor Oscar for Patton, stating at the time: “…it is […]

Marshall and the Troops

“It is impossible for the Nation to compensate for the services of a fighting man. There is no pay scale that is high enough to buy the services of a single soldier during even a few minutes of the agony of combat, the physical miseries of the campaign, or of the extreme personal inconvenience of […]

Marshall and His Museum

  Smithsonian Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 27, is an annual event that gives participating museums around the country the opportunity to open their doors free of charge. In a perfect world, all museums would be free, but non-profits such as the George C. Marshall Foundation receives no operational funding from the government and […]