About the Exhibit

On July 8 the U.S Army Quartermaster Museum opened a new exhibit, “Parade to Battle: The Evolution of Army Uniforms.”

The permanent exhibit highlights the Quartermaster Corps role in designing, producing, and supplying uniforms from 1842-1963. Key pieces include rare sample items like a M1899 Drum Major’s Coat, General Eisenhower’s Service Coat, and a pristine M1832 General Officer’s Coat. In addition, this exhibit features the history of camouflage uniforms from WWII to the present.

Over 40 artifacts were chosen from the museum’s rich clothing collection, and along with text panels and images, the exhibit uncovers the changing Army uniform. Many items have never been put on display before. For over a year the museum staff worked diligently on researching, writing, and constructing the exhibit. The exhibit was designed to rotate other uniforms from the museum’s collection to ensure that visitors get a chance to see different types of Army uniforms.