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Purple Heart Day
August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
On August 7, 1782, General George Washington issued an order allowing soldiers who performed “meritorious action” to sew a purple heart of cloth or silk onto their uniforms. We honor the anniversary of this prestigious award and celebrate an original purple heart in our collection, by offering free admission to all active and retired military personnel during regular tour hours.
Free Admission to all active and retired military personnel and members; and Free with Museum Admission to all others.