National Purple Heart Hall of Honor & Museum
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor and Museum gives visitors a tour through military history. It provides veterans a chance to share their stories, as well as helps us remember all of the sacrifices that have been made for our freedom. The museum also offers several different exhibits of the changing elements of war. There is a History Time Line Exhibit, a Medical Treatment & Personal Protection Exhibit, as well as an Available to All, Desired by None Exhibit which also houses the temporary exhibits to the museum.
Backstory and Context
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located on Temple Hill in New Windsor, New York. This is a significant site because it was the site of the New Windsor Cantonment, which was the final encampment of the Continental Army during the winter of 1782-1783.
The Hall offers exhibits of artifacts throughout our military's history, as well as offers ceremonial grounds where Purple Heart recipients may choose to have their awards presented to them on. There are Kiosks where visitors can sit and view the names and stories of those who have received the Purple Heart.
The museum provides a theater where visitors can sit and watch a documentary on the history of the Purple Heart and how it is awarded to those who receive it. There are also interactive videos that teaches visitors about the recipients of the Purple Heart. It allows visitors a look into the personal lives of these courageous individuals.