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Readings in History Program at National Museum of the Pacific War – August 5

August 2nd, 2014 by Jeff

Award-winning author Dr. Craig Symonds will read and discuss his newest book Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings. Join Dr. Symonds after his presentation for cocktails and appetizers while he signs his book. In the Nimitz Museum Grand Ballroom, 340 E. Main Street at 3 pm. Tickets can be purchased online. all (830) 997-8600 ext. 204 for more information.

Flag Day at National Museum of the Pacific War – June 14

June 11th, 2014 by Jeff

History and legends of our nations flag program followed by a program and demonstration of flag disposal by Boy Scouts at National Museum of the Pacific War‘s George Bush Gallery. The grounds of the museum will be decorated with near 5,000 flags placed by Boy Scouts and NJROTC from Fredericksburg. This program is free with standard fee for museum attendees. Please call 830/997-8600 for more information.

Memorial Day Program – May 26

May 23rd, 2014 by Jeff

The National Museum of the Pacific War will pay tribute to all who have given their lives serving in the United States Armed Forces, Monday at 10 am.

Including keynote speaker Captain Rex L. Curtin, USN, rifle salute and the placement of wreaths at the Memorial Wall.

Standard museum admission applies, but program is free and open to the public.

In the Memorial Courtyard of the National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 E. Main.

Nimitz Junior Corps Family Fun at the National Museum of the Pacific War – March 11 & 13

March 10th, 2014 by Jeff

Join us for a discussion on rationing during WWII and the importance of growing one’s own food. We will start individual Victory Gardens and make “synthetic rubber” silly putty. To be held in the Nimitz Ballroom and the Memorial Courtyard at 340 E. Main St. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited – please call or RSVP to vinyard@nimitzfoundation.org Cash or check only please.

10:30 to 11:30 am. $5 fee per child age 6 to 13. Call (830) 997-8600 ext. 205 for more information.

Field Kitchen Exhibit at the National Museum of the Pacific War – March 7-15

March 5th, 2014 by Jeff

During Spring Break, experience the sights, sounds and taste of the front lines with this fully functioning WWII Field Kitchen at the National Museum of the Pacific War’s Pacific Combat Zone, 500 E. Austin Street. Byron “Cooky” Vinyard from the Tri-State Living History Association has spent the last 10 years putting this kitchen together.  He has traveled all over the country providing meals for veterans on special days and educating the public on the history of World War II. Call  (830) 997-8600 ext. 205 for more details.

Pearl Harbor Ceremony – December 7

December 7th, 2013 by Jeff

The National Museum of the Pacific War will commemorate 72 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7 with its annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony at 12:25 p.m. in the Memorial Courtyard on the museum grounds at 340 E. Main St., in Fredericksburg. For details, visit www.pacificwarmuseum.org.

Columbus Day Author’s Forum – October 14

October 12th, 2013 by Jeff

This year’s authors include John Domalgalski, author of Sunk in Kula Gulf: The Final Voyage of the USS Helena and the Incredible Story of Her Survivors in World War II , Gregory Fletcher, author of Intrepid Aviators: The American Flyers Who Sank Japan’s Greatest Battleship and Dan king, author of The Last Zero Fighter: Firsthand Accounts from WWII Japanese Naval Pilots.  Join these authors to discuss their work and ask questions in an intimate setting.  In the Nimitz Ballroom at the National Museum of the Pacific War.

2 to 4 pm.  Free, but standard admission applies if touring the museum.

Admiral Nimitz Foundation Annual Symposium – September 21-22

September 17th, 2013 by Jeff

PrintThe Admiral Nimitz Foundation’s symposium this year will take place on September 21 – 22 at the Fredericksburg Theater Company. This year’s symposium is The Military and The Media, Witnesses to War. This year’s symposium is sponsored by, The Sons and Daughters of Robert P. “Bob” Scripps

This day and a half event will examine through presentations and open discussions with attendees how the media has impacted the public’s opinion and attitude towards the military and war, from World War II to the present. Sessions lead by military officials and experts in these topics include: Print Journalism, Photo-Journalism, Films and the Role of Hollywood, Radio-Television, The Media: A serviceman’s view, and finished up with a round table discussion with all presenters.

For more information on the symposium and to register for your tickets please visit www.pacificwarmuseum.org/our-story/2013-symposium or call 830-997-8600 ext. 223.

Your ticket to the symposium also includes a pass to the National Museum of the Pacific War. Books written by some of the presenters will be available for purchase and signing at the symposium.

Saturday night the Admiral Nimitz Foundation will host a cocktail reception and dinner with the panelist in the Nimitz Museum Ballroom. This is open to those attending and tickets can be purchased for an extra $40/person.

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation looks forward to seeing you at this year’s symposiums and would like to thank all those who support the foundation.

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation supports, operates, and manages the National Museum of the Pacific War which is a Texas Historical Commission property.

Family Fun Day at the National Museum of the Pacific War – August 3

July 30th, 2013 by Jeff

Families looking to spend some quality time together out of the house and out of the heat are invited to participate in a free Family Fun Day at the National Museum of the Pacific War on Saturday.

There are plenty of activities planned for children to work on with their parents and all activities will have a brief lesson with them.

This event is free, but pre-registration is suggested to ensure enough materials are on-hand for everyone to have their own items to take home.  Please email manee@nimitzfoundation.org to RSVP or call 830.997.8600 x 207. Standard admission if touring the museum.

Wounded Warriors and Their Therapy Dogs – July 13

July 12th, 2013 by Jeff

Dogs are a man’s best friend. That friendship is evident nowhere like it is evident between a Wounded Warrior and his service dog. On Saturday July 13th at 10 a.m. in the ballroom of the Nimitz Museum of the National Museum of the Pacific War, you can witness that friendship in person.

TADSAW (Train a Dog Save a Warrior), along with their four legged friends and the warriors they assist will give a presentation on the importance of the use of dogs for helping wounded warriors and utilizing dogs for Animal Assisted Therapy. One of the TADSAW dogs was recently inducted into the Texas Animal Hall of Fame as Hero Dog of the Year.

Dennis Blocker, USAF (Ret) and his retired war dog Laky, will talk about their training, experiences overseas, and dealing with dogs with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

This program is free to the public. For more information contact Brandon Vinyard at vinyard@nimtizfoundation.org or by phone at (830)-997-8600 x205.

The Train a Dog Save a Warrior program unites wounded warriors, suffering with PTSD, with homeless, rescue shelter dogs, who are evaluated and deemed viable, to nurture a healing and rejuvenating bond between the two. The result is a positive, non-judgmental, unconditional relationship desperately needed by both.

The National Museum of the Pacific War is a Texas Historical Commission property supported, operated, and managed by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation.