Celebration of Valor

Special Event

Please join us for our 4th annual patriotic Celebration of Valor Luncheon on August 25, 2020 as we honor the military heroes who, through their outstanding service, paid for the freedoms we all enjoy. Each year Chattanoogans come together to pay tribute to our military veterans and to everything the…


August 25, 2020
Chattanooga Convention Center
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Honoring the Sacrifice: Medals of Honor Through Time

Exhibit

This exhibit explores the lives and actions of twelve Medal of Honor recipients from the Civil War to the Vietnam period.  Exhibit goers will see Medals of Honor for each recipient and objects associated with their service.  Come and explore how the character traits of patriotism, citizenship, courage, integrity, sacrifice, and commitment have united…

February 22, 2020 - May 13, 2020
National Medal of Honor Heritage Center

Dr. Mary Walker: Surgeon, Spy and Patriot

Exhibit

This exhibit explores the life and Civil War actions of the only female Medal of Honor recipient, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker.  Dr. Walker grew up during a time period that restricted women.  She fought her whole life against society’s expectations, ultimately rising above to be a true advocate for the soldiers…

May 23, 2020 - August 27, 2020
National Medal of Honor Heritage Center

Celebration of Valor

Special Event

Please join us for our 4th annual patriotic Celebration of Valor Luncheon on August 25, 2020 as we honor the military heroes who, through their outstanding service, paid for the freedoms we all enjoy. Each year Chattanoogans come together to pay tribute to our military veterans and to everything the…

August 25, 2020
Chattanooga Convention Center

The Creation of National Memory: Henry Boynton and Chickamauga Battlefield

Exhibit

Medal of Honor recipient Henry Boynton was the major driving force behind the creation of Chickamauga as the first National Battlefield in 1895.  This exhibit focuses on how memories of the Civil War were created in the late 19th century.  Events like the “Blue and Gray BBQ” in 1889 fostered a new…

September 10, 2020 - November 12, 2020
National Medal of Honor Heritage Center

2nd Annual Clay Shoot

Special Event

Please join us for a day of fun and celebration as we honor the meaning and tradition of the Medal of Honor. The National Medal of Heritage Center serves as an engaging storyteller and shares the real-life experiences of Medal of Honor recipients and their extraordinary heroism. Each of these…

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Benton Sporting Clays in Benton, Tennessee

War Comes Home: The Legacy

Exhibit

For veterans, returning home from war can be both an exhilarating and challenging experience. Through private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history, War Comes Home offers insight into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon their homecoming. These intimate perspectives – from the Civil War era…

November 19, 2020 - January 24, 2021
National Medal of Honor Heritage Center