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Sara Bowen ’12, National Museum of the United States Army

November 18, 2020 at 7:00pm8:00pm EST

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The museum studies program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Design, in collaboration with the National Veterans Resource Center Gallery at Syracuse University, is pleased to present a special virtual lecture by museum studies alumna Sara Bowen ’12, museum specialist for the newly established National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA). Located in Fairfax County, Virginia, the NMUSA will hold its grand opening to the public this Veterans Day, November 11. Bowen will introduce the new institution, “the first comprehensive and truly national museum to capture, display and interpret over 245 years of Army history,” as well as discuss her role in the museum’s inception and development.

This free online event will take place on Wednesday, November 18 at 7 p.m. Registration is required for the Zoom link.

As a museum specialist in the exhibits division of the NMUSA, Bowen is charged with the acquisition and care of all artifacts. She has worked in the Army Museum Enterprise (AME) of the U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH) for the last six years. Prior to joining the NMUSA exhibits team, she served as registrar of the Belmont Mansion in Nashville, Tennessee, and as an historic interpreter at the Battle of Franklin Trust, a Civil War site in Franklin, Tennessee. Bowen is a graduate of Rhodes College, with a certificate of advanced study from St. John’s College, Oxford University, and a master of arts degree in museum studies from Syracuse University. She currently serves as the historian for the Pentagon Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).

For questions or to request accommodations for this event, contact Andrew Saluti, assistant professor and program coordinator for museum studies, at

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This event was published on November 10, 2020.

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