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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.

Memorial Day Program – May 27

May 25th, 2013 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.

For Crew and Country Book Signing set for April 6th at the National Museum of the Pacific War – April 6

April 2nd, 2013 by Jeff

National Museum of the Pacific WarOn Saturday, April 6th at 1:30 pm in the historic ballroom of the Admiral Nimitz Museum, the author of For Crew and Country: The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice Aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts, John Wukovits along with veterans who served onboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts, DE-413 will be present to talk about his book and the experiences of the veterans that were part of the crew.

For Crew and Country tells of the most dramatic naval battle of the Pacific War and the incredible sacrifice of the USS Samuel B. Roberts, DE-413. At 1:30 pm author John Wukovits will talk about what inspired him to write this story and the input he has had from the crew and their family members. Following John Wukovits guest will hear first from those who were at the Surigao Straits, and their courageous David and Goliath battle with the Japanese fleet.

The program will end with a Q & A session with those in attendance. For Crew and Country books will be available for purchase at the program with an opportunity to have them autographed by the author and those who lived the story.

This program is open and free to the public. If you have any questions about the program or book please contact Helen McDonald at 830-997-8600 ext.206 or by email at mcdonald@nimitzfoundation.org.

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

Admiral Nimitz Birthday Celebration – February 24

February 22nd, 2013 by Jeff

nimitzbookpicThe National Museum of the Pacific War and Admiral Nimitz Foundation are happy to celebrate the 128th anniversary of the birth of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz on February 24th.

In celebration of Nimitz’s birthday, the St. Mary’s choir will perform at 1:30 p.m. in the historic Nimitz Hotel Ballroom. Following the performance there will be cake and coffee for all of those in attendance at 1:45 p.m.  Anyone who shares Nimitz’s birthday (February 24) will receive free admission to the museum for the day.

The birthday celebration is free and open to the public.

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation and National Museum of the Pacific War are honored this year to host members of the Nimitz family who will share stories about Admiral Nimitz after the cake cutting starting at 2 p.m. Come and listen as some of the Nimitz family share stories about their ancestor who answered the call and lead the United States to victory in the Pacific during World War II. The Admiral Nimitz Foundation would like to encourage local Nimitz family members to come and share their stories about Admiral Nimitz. If you are a Nimitz family member and plan on attending please contact Stephanie Manee at 830-997-8600 x223 or manee@nimitzfoundation.org.

Nimitz served as Commander In Chief, United States Pacific Fleet and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas during World War II. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg, Texas in what is now Fitz & Hollerin toy store near the corner of Main Street and Lincoln Street. He was raised in what is now the Admiral Nimitz Museum, the corner stone of the National Museum of the Pacific War.

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