AAA Editor Notes
West Point Museum is in Olmsted Hall at Pershing Center. West Point was declared the permanent depository of war trophies by Executive Order after the 1846-48 Mexican War. Exhibits chronicle the garrisoning of West Point and the subsequent establishment of the United States Military Academy in 1802. Military warfare from antiquity to modern times is surveyed through displays of hand-held weapons, heavy artillery and battle dioramas.