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Celebrate 200
Washington, D.C. 

National Museum of the US Army

Norwich University’s Bicentennial Gala will be in the spectacular (still under construction) National Museum of the United States Army. Located at Fort Belvoir, VA, the main building will display selections from the Army Art Collection and have an extension display of artifacts, documents, and images, most of which have never been seen by the American people. This capstone museum will open to the public on June 4, 2020 but Norwich guests will have a sneak peek look at this incredible portrayal of Army history and traditions.

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Location: National Museum of the US Army - 1775 Liberty Drive, Fairfax, VA 22060
Please note that the museum may not appear on all GPS devices since it is new construction.

From I-95
Take exit 166A to VA-286 S/Fairfax County Pkwy and merge onto VA-286 toward Fairfax Co Pkwy/Newington/Ft Belvoir. Drive about 2 miles and take left onto Liberty Drive. Drive straight back past the guard house to the parking lots.

From Route 1/Richmond Hwy
Turn onto VA-286 N/Fairfax County Pkway. Drive 1 mile and turn right onto Liberty Drive. Drive straight back past the guard house to the parking lot.

Parking: Complimentary parking is available a short distance from the museum entrance. Golf cart service will be available to assist those with mobility issues. Guests may also be dropped at the museum entrance before proceeding to the parking lot.

5:30 p.m. – Doors open
6:30 p.m. – Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
8 p.m. – Dinner and program
The event will conclude at approximately 10:15 p.m.

Cost: $50.00 per person includes appetizers during cocktail hour, seated meal, champagne toast and birthday cake. Cash bar will be available for beverages. 
Dress: Business/cocktail attire

McConvilleArmy Chief of Staff GEN James McConville will address the group as the guest speaker. 

Discounted rates available at select hotels

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria - Fort Belvoir is offering a special rate of $129 per room. Special rate ends October 11, 2019. 

You are invited to join the NU Alumni Association Board of Directors before the gala for a town hall meeting to discuss the role of alumni in the Norwich After Next Strategic Plan and how the NUAA’s programs and activities will support it. These casual gatherings are your chance to connect with NUAA Board members and share ideas that will help shape the NUAA’s strategic plan. Please join us!

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Crystal City Sports Pub - 529 23rd St. S, Arlington, VA 22202
Cost: Free! Light refreshments served and cash bar available. 
Dress: Casual
RSVP: Pre-registration is encouraged. Click here to register now!


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Saturday October 26
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
There is currently a wait list for this event.
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Please contact Heather Socha at 802-485-2303 for more information.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Heather Socha at (802) 485-2303. 

This event is generously supported by:

Jacqueline B. Mars

Cabot Centennial - 100 years a century of commitment since 1919

Will you be in DC for the weekend? Meet up with other Gala attendees and local alumni to explore the city! Join the Norwich University Washington, DC Gala Facebook group to help plan activities with others. 
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