MARCH

National Genealogy Day at the Military Heritage Museum

Saturday, March 13

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Genealogy Day inspires you to learn who your ancestors were, where they have lived and what they did for a living. By celebrating this Day, you are looking back into your heritage and thereby recognizing your family history. Join us for a free workshop on genealogy and how to trace your heritage starting at 11:00 AM. Volunteers from the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution as well as the Military Heritage Museum will be available afterwards to assist you in getting starting. Reserve a space now!

Reservations are suggested as there is a cap on the number of participants. Please select the register button: 

National Women’s History Month at the Military Heritage Museum March 1 -31, 2021

March is Women’s History Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, and other museums including the Military Heritage Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Join the Military Heritage Museum as the museum honors the contributions of women in the U.S. Military.

Featured Exhibit – Museum Atrium:  Contributions of Women to the U.S. Military
The Museum’s March rotating exhibit will feature the many stories of women who have served or made a significant difference in U.S. Military history, including those whose artifacts are part of the Museum’s collections. 

Educating the Next Generation – Selected Stories of Women who have Left a Legacy
Free Kids Kit to all youth visitors. Kid’s Kit includes 5 projects: Grace Hopper paper bag puppet, Straw Space Shuttle with Ellen Ochoa, Rosie the Riveter paper doll, Women’s History Coloring book (Deborah Sampson, WACs, Grace Hopper, Stephanie Kwolek, Sally Ride, Eileen Collins, Ellen Ochoa) and an activity book featuring the three women from the Smithsonian poster series (Grace Hopper, Ellen Ochoa, Stephanie Kwolek).

Academy Library Stream Deck Exhibit – Short Videos Featuring the Unique Contributions of Military Women
Ten short videos at the  Stream Deck Exhibit in the Library: Mary Walker (only female to win Medal of Honor), Virginia Hall (American spy in Europe during WWII), 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion (all female African American unit sorting and delivering mail to servicemembers on front WWII), Grace Hopper, Stephanie Kwolek, NASA’s Women Shuttle Astronauts, Female Fighter Pilot Jeannie Leavitt (Air Force first female fighter pilot, first female fighter wing commander), Monica Brown (Army silver star recipient serving in combat in Afghanistan).

Documentaries of the Week – Every day at 1:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday
Starting Tuesday March 1: Week 1 – WASP the Fight to Fly; Week 2 – MAKERS: Women in Space; Week 3 – MAKERS: Women in War;  Week 4 – Women of the Vietnam War; Week 5 – Dick Cavitt’s Vietnam 

National Genealogy Day – March 13
Come celebrate National Genealogy Day at the Military Heritage Museum. Genealogy Day inspires you to learn who your ancestors were, where they have lived and what they did for a living. Starting at 11:00 AM, join us for a free presentation and workshop on genealogy and how to trace your heritage starting at 11:00 a.m. Volunteers from the Hickory Bluff Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Charlotte Chapter Florida Society Sons of the American Revolution as well as the Military Heritage Museum will be available afterwards to assist you in getting starting. Reserve a space now!   RESERVATIONS

National Rosie the Riveter Day – Saturday March 20
Dedicated to the women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II. Featuring Rosie the Riveter activities throughout the Museum with 10% off l Rosie the Riveter gift shop merchandise. 

Located at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall –  Saturday, March 27
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Punta Gorda. The program runs between 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

National Vietnam War Veterans Remembrance –  Tuesday March 30
Conversations with Women Veterans of the Vietnam War (12:30 PM)
Documentary – Women of the Vietnam War. (1:00 PM)
Ceremony honoring U.S. Military Vietnam War era Veterans (2:00 PM)

JUNE

Battle of the Best Golf Scramble A Benefit for the Military Heritage Museum

Saturday June 5th at Paradise Golf Club

Veterans and Non-Veterans of all abilities are encourage to come, support the Museum, and have a great time!