Duty, Honor, Country: Highlights from the West Point Museum

West Point Collage

March 25 – July 8, 2018

Huth, Boeing, Salmon and Haws Galleries

The West Point Museum in West Point, NY owns the oldest and largest diversified public collection of miltaria in the Western Hemisphere. This impressive holding of over 60,000 objects chronicles our nation’s founding and history, and additionally encompasses the history of the United States Military Academy at West Point, the military history of the United States Army, and the history of warfare.

Through nearly 100 objects including works of art, military uniforms, weapons, and historical artifacts, this exhibition tells the compelling story of this fabled military academy and its important contributions to our nation’s history. Highlights include stunning 19th century landscape panoramas of the West Point area and portraits of prominent West Point graduates; various cadet rifles and swords representing different eras in Academy’s history; war trophies including a British howitzer captured during the Revolutionary War and a Confederate torpedo from the Civil War; and historical artifacts associated with West Point, including a commission letter signed by Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee’s sketch of a cadet cap, Ulysses S. Grant’s Academy diploma, and General Patton’s cadet dress coat. Organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art.

Join the Museum on Thursday, March 22 for a Members’ Lecture and reception!

6:00 p.m. – Brigadier general (Ret.) John Sierdt
6:30 p.m.- David M. Reel, Executive Director of the West Point Museum

David Reel is a nationally recognized expert in the Museum field with a particular emphasis on the fine Arts and a specialty in american nineteenth century landscape painting and military portraiture.  In his twenty-five years of museum experience, he has worked with private collectors, auction houses, corporate curators and numerous museums to assemble outstanding exhibitions and collections.

Brigadier General (Ret.) John Zierdt graduated from West Point in 1966 and his family lineage reflects a long history of successful West Point graduates.  The Zierdt family has made a significant impact on Huntsville and at Redstone Arsenal.

7:00-8:30 p.m. – Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres catered by Chef Narvell

$75 Museum members / $100 Non-members

Tickets will be available on February 15.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Lead Sponsor

Exhibition Sponsors
The Boeing Company
The Jurenko Foundation
Bullet and Barrel
Jean Wessel Templeton
Iron Mountain Solutions
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Keel Point – Thomas O’Connor, CFP®

Additional Support Provided By
The Alabama State Council on the Arts
Altherr Howard Design
The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

West Point Alumni Wall: Contributors to the Arts


LTC (Ret.) Keith R. Darrow – Class of 1984
LTC (Ret.) Thomas M. Thompson – Class of 1958
Middie Y.  Thompson – Contributor to the Arts


LTC (Ret.) Robert A. Dunn – Class of 1975
Colonel (R) USA Andrew J. Stanley Jr.  – Class of 1975

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