Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Bringing the National Museum of Americans in Wartime to life is a personal passion and a legacy we can all provide to future generations.
As 2015 comes to a close, I want to update you on our progress and ask for your support as we advance toward our ultimate mission–building an extraordinary Museum in Prince William County, Virginia, to tell the stories of American men and women in modern wartime.
Much of this year’s work was devoted to the Museum’s preliminary design. Our incredible team of museum designers, architects, landscape architects, engineers and historians has created a Master Plan for a one-of-a-kind facility and visitor experience. From the orientation center to the Landscapes of War and restoration facilities, our visitors will recognize that war touches all Americans, whether they are in uniform or on the home front.
2015 was also an incredible year for our Voices of Freedom mobile recording studio. Funded by a generous donor, this studio has allowed us to record and preserve the personal wartime stories of American veterans, 9/11 survivors and first responders. From parades to air shows and veterans gatherings, our Voices of Freedom team logged many miles and recorded more than 100 amazing interviews this year. Many of these oral histories can be seen on our web site by clicking here.
One unfortunate note for 2015 was the cancellation of our annual Open House due to extraordinary weather conditions. Usually, we host more than 5,000 visitors at the Open House, and many of those visitors join or renew their Museum membership. When we had to cancel the event in October, it significantly impacted our annual memberships.
The truth is, none of our progress comes without your support–your membership, donations and passion! If you are thinking about a year-end, tax-deductible contribution or a unique holiday gift, we hope you will consider the Americans in Wartime Museum:
- Become a member or give a gift membership. Memberships begin at $25/year, with a special $75 annual membership for families. Members receive our newsletter and an invitation to the Open House, earn opportunities to win a ride in an armored vehicle, and support our mission.
- Contribute to the Museum in your own name or make a Tribute Gift in honor of a loved one. Donations are tax-deductible and enable the Museum to fulfill our mission, build our permanent facility, and develop unique programs to preserve America’s wartime experience.
- You can join or donate at our website, or you can write a check payable to “NMAW” and send to:
Americans in Wartime Museum
8500 Executive Park Ave., Suite 412
Fairfax, VA 22031
Thank you for your support of the Americans in Wartime Museum. We wish you a happy holiday season and a year of success in 2016!
About the National Museum of Americans in Wartime:
The National Museum of Americans in Wartime is a not-for-profit cultural and educational institution dedicated to honoring those who served in all branches of the United States military and on the home front from World War I to present; and to educating the public, especially young Americans, about the personal experiences, realities of war and sacrifices made by Americans striving to preserve our freedoms. The Museum’s exhibits inspire our visitors by providing a dynamic, interactive experience, the ability to touch and explore military vehicles and artifacts, and to participate in reenactments and special programs.
For more information, visit: www.nmaw.org.