May 27, 2023 - November 11, 2023
“65 Years” boasts nearly 500 artifacts arranged in surprising ways, creating a dynamic visual experience for all who step into the museum’s transformed lobby space.
For a sense of drama, the objects are presented in a countdown format starting at 65, a nod to Cantigny Park’s 65th anniversary year now in progress. Like the military museum itself, the blockbuster exhibit combines history, storytelling and cutting-edge curation to make a lasting impression on guests.
Visitors will learn about the original museum, housed in the former horse stable that is now the Cantigny Visitors Center. When opened in 1960, two years after the park, it was called the Cantigny War Memorial Museum of the First Division. The present-day and much larger First Division Museum opened in 1992 and received a major renovation in 2017.