National Infantry Museum Celebrates Holidays on the Home Front

Dec 3, 2015

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For Immediate Release

 

For more information, contact:

Cyndy Cerbin

Director of Communications

706/653-9234

ccerbin@nationalinfantryfoundation.org

 

 

National Infantry Museum Celebrates Holidays on the Home Front

 

Living History, Pearl Harbor Service, Mini Camp, Breakfast with Santa and more!

 

Columbus, Georgia – December 3, 2015:  Get a glimpse into what the holidays were like during World War II as the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center celebrates Holidays on the Home Front this December.

On Saturday, December 5, living historians Kelly’s Zeroes will be back to put museum visitors through a civilian version of boot camp on the museum’s World War II Company Street. Inside the museum, in Patriot Hall, they’ll display some of the appliances you’d find in a 1940s era home. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Sunday, December 6, Kelly’s Zeroes will recreate a Pearl Harbor Day church service in the chapel on World War II Company Street. 10 a.m.

On Saturday, December 12 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., there’ll be a Holidays on the Home Front Mini Camp for kids 5-11. Make crafts, tour the museum, and learn how children celebrated the holidays while the nation was at war. $10 per camper. Call 706-685-5814 to register.

On Saturday, December 19 at 9 a.m., enjoy a light breakfast with a vintage Santa Claus in the Mess Hall on World War II Company Street. Bring your camera for pictures with the jolly old elf. $10 for children up to age 12; $5 for adults. Call 706-685-5814 to reserve space before December 16.

Families will also enjoy seeing films in the newly renovated Giant Screen Theater. The Polar Express 3D will be shown December 5-24, and there’ll be special pajama parties where kids can make crafts with Muscogee Moms before the movies at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

 

 

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The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park, a 155-acre tract linking Columbus, Georgia, and the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, is the first world-class site to pay tribute to the U.S. Army Infantryman and those who fight alongside him. As the only interactive Army Museum in the United States, the museum showcases the contributions of the Infantry Soldier in every war fought by the U.S. by offering immersive participation and engaging visitors in the unique experiences of the Infantry Soldier. The complex also includes a parade field, memorial walk of honor, authentic World War II Company Street and 3-D IMAX® Theatre. For more information, visit http://www.nationalinfantrymuseum.org.


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