GEORGE C. MARSHALL’s contributions to our nation and the world cannot be overstated. He was the organizer of victory and the architect of peace during and following World War II. He won the war, and he won the peace.
During World War II, Marshall as Army Chief of Staff was the most important military figure in the U.S. military establishment. After the war, he was Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense. In 1953 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in proposing and supporting the European Recovery Program (the Marshall Plan).
Following the showing of an introductory video, you are free to conduct a self-guided tour and learn about Marshall’s fifty-year career as a public servant. Learn about Marshall’s childhood in Uniontown, Pa., his time at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. and his Army service under General John J. Pershing during World War I. The Organizer of Victory exhibit in the west wing focuses on General Marshall’s leadership, including his many innovations and contributions to winning World War II. While there, sit in our 1943 Jeep Willy! The Soldier of Peace exhibit in the east wing features Marshall’s leadership after World War II. The Nobel Peace Prize he received in 1953 for his contributions to restoring the European economy through the Marshall Plan is on display. Also, don’t miss our Academy Award for the movie Patton, and find out why we have it.
The lower gallery has changing exhibits as part of our George C. Marshall Legacy Series.
Find us on instagram @georgecmarshallmuseum
Find us on tumblr at https://www.tumblr.com/blog/georgecmarshallfoundation