The Creation of National Memory: Henry Boynton and the Founding of Chickamauga Battlefield


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…

October 29, 2020 - February 11, 2021
National Medal of Honor Heritage Center

Celebration of Valor Broadcast

Special Event

There’s still time to support by donating on our website or texting VALOR to 243-725.  

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3rd Annual Clay Shoot

Special Event

SAVE THE DATE — Make plans to join us for the 2021 Clay Shoot presented by Johnson Reference Books and Militaria. This annual event raises funds to support the Center’s mission to memorialize the history of our nation’s highest military award for valor and educate future generations of Americans about…

Friday, October 1, 2021
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Veterans Day

Special Event

We honor and thank American Veterans with free admission to the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center from Sunday, November 8th to Sunday, November 15th. Come be inspired by the stories of Medal of Honor recipients and the values of patriotism, citizenship, courage, integrity, sacrifice, and commitment. Hours: Monday –…

November 8th-15th, 2021
National Medal of Honor Heritage Center