Military history events and exhibitions Autumn 2022 – Winter 2023

A round-up of some of the best military history events, lectures, and exhibitions.

Touch Tours

Until 18 October 2022
The Green Howards Museum, Trinity Church Square, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QN
+44 (0) 1748 826561

For these special tours run by Green Howards Museum curator Lynda Powell, precious objects have been brought out from behind the glass of the display cases for visitors to experience in person. Powell also explains why some of the collection is kept permanently under wraps, revealing the challenges of storage, conservation, and display. The tours take place on alternate Tuesdays and last for half an hour. Advanced booking is required.

Image: The Green Howards Museum

Occupied Philadelphia 2022

5-6 November 2022
Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215 253 6731

Philadelphia was the capital of the nascent American nation when it was seized by the British in the autumn of 1777 and occupied for nine long months. In this flagship annual living-history event run by the city’s Museum of the American Revolution, walking tours, special events, and family activities explore what the city was like under the heel of British control. Visitors will meet dozens of costumed re‑enactors portraying soldiers, civilians, and even spies. Attendees can themselves have a go at espionage by collecting information that could help to expel the hated British.

Image: Museum of the American Revolution

Road to Recovery

Until 29 January 2023
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT
+44 (0) 20 7730 0717

In recent times, major improvements in battlefield medical care have seen soldiers survive physical injuries that just decades ago may have been fatal. Other types of injury, however, including severe mental-health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – one of the most common – remain difficult to treat. This exhibition explores the journeys of rehabilitation and recovery of soldiers who have endured life-changing injuries. Captain Harry Parker, for instance, who studied art, lost both his legs in Afghanistan in 2009, and returned to painting after his service.

Image: NAM

Worth checking out


60th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis
29-30 October 2022 RAF Museum Midlands, Lysander Avenue, Cosford, TF11 8UP
www.rafmuseum.org.uk/midlands/whats-going-on/events/60th-anniversary-of-the-cuban-missile-crisis Admission free To mark the 60th anniversary of one of the darkest moments of the Cold War, when the United States and the Soviet Union teetered on the brink of a global nuclear conflict, the RAF Museum Midlands is offering a special opportunity for visitors to find out more about the 13-day political standoff via its impressive collection of equipment and aircraft.


English Civil War Fortresses Symposium
19 November 2022 Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Newark-on-Trent, NG24 1DU www.fortressstudygroup.org/events/english-civil-war-fortresses-symposium £40 (£30 for members)
In this first-ever symposium dedicated to the study of fortresses and sieges during the English Civil War, experts will present papers covering current research, including archaeological investigations, the preservation of remains and sites, interpretation, and how sites can be explained to the public. Hosted by the Battlefields Trust and the Fortress Study Group.


The Volunteers Ongoing National WWI Museum and Memorial
2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64108
Admission free This online exhibition looks at young Americans who, prompted by altruism, ambition, and a search for adventure, engaged voluntarily in the First World War before the United States officially entered the conflict in the spring of 1917.