The United States Army Chaplain Museum is not a large museum, but it is very well done and the exhibits and signage document much of the history and development of the Army Chaplain Corps. There aren’t many artifacts until you get to the World War I era, but the museum is home to many significant collections including Chaplain Francis Duffy’s vestments and ecclesiastical items from World War I; the communion set that Chaplain Gerecke used at Nuremberg as well as Goering’s gloves that he gave to Chaplain Gerecke; and Chaplain Emil Kapaun’s vestments. There is also a nice sampling of chaplain kits from many eras, as well as POW-made chapel furniture and Soldier-made altarware, both from World War II. Additionally, the archives at the museum houses a substantial collection of records, personal papers and other artifacts available for research by appointment.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
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