George C. Marshall Foundation closes its on-site museum in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Va. – With the new year comes a new strategic focus for the George C. Marshall Foundation, which means the nonprofit museum will close its doors for good.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced them to shut down months ago. However, the foundation has made the decision to close permanently.

The Lexington nonprofit was forced to make the decision to better serve other areas.

Paul Levengood, the foundation president, says their plan is to expand the library collections by digitizing them.

“We’ll keep some of the very best of those – the crown jewels and make them on display periodically. It depends on if it is a special event or something like that. The beauty of the online world is we have those objects and we already have some wonderful videos on our website that your viewers may want to check out,” stated Levengood. “It really takes you behind the scenes and tell you the stories behind them.”

While the museum will close, Levengood says the research library remains open. The educational programs and lecture series are also ongoing.

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