During World War I, the Army began commissioning artists to deploy into the war zone and paint (really fast?) the scenes they observed. This practice has continued to this day. Much of the museum’s collection consists of these commissioned wartime pieces. The collection also keeps hold of valuable donated military art and historical pieces dating back to the Mexican American War.
Vanished Persian Army Said Found in Desert. Bronze weapons, a silver bracelet, an earring and hundreds of human bones found in the vast desolate wilderness of the Sahara desert have raised hopes of finally finding the lost army of Persian King Cambyses II. The 50,000 warriors were said to be buried by a cataclysmic sandstorm in 525 B.C.
Young Alan Turing (here at age 16) - One of the greatest minds of the 20th century, founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the German coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and ultimately driven to commit suicide. How much the world lost, no one will ever know. Bigotry has a high price. :' (
Charles Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah and later named Ohíye S’a; February 19, 1858 – January 8, 1939) was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. He was of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American ancestry. Active in politics and issues on American Indian rights, he worked to improve the lives of youths, and founded 32 Native American chapters of the YMCA. He also helped found the Boy Scouts of America. The first Native American author to write American history.