Marshall Legacy Series: Visionary in War and in Peace

The George C. Marshall Legacy Series interprets General Marshall’s legacy through a multi-year series of events, programs and information centered on key themes, events or episodes for members, children and families, scholars and researchers, historians and history buffs, and museum visitors of all ages. Access to our resources and collections will create unique activities and events to share with the public. Please join us in perpetuating Marshall’s legacy. View past events on our YouTube channel.

Print Codebreaking, April—June 2015
Weapons of War, July—September 2015
Taking Care of the Troops, October—December 2015
All Who Want to Serve, January-April 2016
Speed and Fury, May-August 2016
Let’s Get A Move On, September-December 2016
The World Wars, January-December 2017
Europe’s Unlikely Recovery, January-June 2018
• Friends in High Places, July-December 2018
• Winter’s Coming, Coming in 2019
• The Man for All Seasons, Coming in 2019


Hope For Those Who Need It    January – June 2018

Today, the Marshall Plan is frequently invoked by people desperate to find solutions to significant problems ranging from the refugee crisis in Syria to poverty in America’s cities. While the Marshall Plan is generally mentioned in these situations because of its unparalleled success in assisting people in need, not many people understand what the Marshall Plan was and the factors that contributed to its successful implementation.

This next sequence of the Marshall Legacy Series, Europe’s Unlikely Recovery, will explore how the idea for the Marshall Plan developed as an alternative after World War II to the harsh terms included in the peace treaty following World War I, how the Marshall Plan evolved from an idea that Marshall proposed in a speech into a fully functioning recovery program, and how Marshall played an important role in ensuring the plan bearing his name was successful.