Marshall Plan Day

June 5, 2018

The George C. Marshall Museum will offer free admission on June 5, which is Marshall Plan Day, during normal museum hours: 11 am to 4 pm.

Visitors will have this last chance see the special exhibition “Hope for Those Who Need It” that was featured in the Travel section of USA Today as one of the “Best museum exhibits in the U.S. this spring.” The exhibition will be dismantled the next day, to be replaced by another special exhibition for the next sequence in the Marshall Legacy Series, “Friends” in High Places.

Mentioned as one of 13 exhibits, “Hope for Those Who Need It,” celebrates the Marshall Plan that was signed into law 70 years ago in April 1948 to restore the economies of western Europe following World War II. It features 25 original lithographs from the Marshall Plan poster competition that was held in Europe to promote cooperation.

Visitors will also be able to see a new addition in the permanent exhibition space, “Marshall Goes to the Movies,” that features Marshall relationships with famed Hollywood producers that began during World War II as well as the Oscar that’s on display for the movie Patton that was produced by Frank McCarthy who was a member of Marshall’s general staff during WWII and a VMI graduate.

Museum hours are Tues. through Sat., 11 am to 4 pm. Call 540-463-2083 for information.