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  • 1.  Museum + Grave

    Posted 12-02-2014 09:59 AM


       Good morning! Here at the MacArthur Memorial we are a museum and archive/research center dedicated to preserving and interpreting the life and times of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. In addition, General MacArthur is buried here with his second wife Jean in the Memorial's Rotunda.

       My question is: does the fact we are a museum and grave (as opposed to simply a museum) make a difference? Are there any special considerations we should keep in mind? (We have used the gravesite argument to keep away MacArthur impersonators.)

       Thoughts welcome.




    Christopher L. Kolakowski


    The MacArthur Memorial

    MacArthur Square

    Norfolk, VA 23510





    50 YEARS 1964 – 2014


  • 2.  RE: Museum + Grave

    Posted 12-12-2014 01:00 PM
    Hi Christopher,

    You may want to reach out to the staff at the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave in Golden, Colorado. Steve Friesen is the Executive Director and I'm sure would be happy to share their experience.

    Best regards,


    Eileen Goldspiel
    Director, Member Engagement
    American Alliance of Museums
    Washington DC