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Heroes Among Us

Saturday, 02/24/2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Heroes Among Us" is a new veteran-focused event at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Representatives from service organizations, both private and government, will be on hand to help veterans navigate life after the military. There will also be informative talks and demonstrations. A highlight of the event will be overview tours of our Final Phase galleries that are under construction. The new galleries cover USMC history from 1976 to 2015. Attachments

World War I Wednesday

Wednesday, 02/28/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, the Museum will be hosting WWI Wednesday educational displays the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Our Education and Community Outreach teams will be displaying WWI uniforms and gear in Leatherneck Gallery. There will also be a craft for children! Admission to the Museum and parking are FREE! Attachments

Read Across America Day

Friday, 03/02/2018

Join us for Read Across America Day! NEA's Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss's birthday. Check back for more details. Attachments

Family Day - From Opha May to Today: A Women’s History Month Program

Saturday, 03/10/2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Opha M. Johnson was the first woman to join the Marine Corps during WWI. During this anniversary year of WWI celebrate Opha M. Johnson and all the women who came after her during Women’s History Month. Hands on activities offered throughout the event. Family Day events are open to the public and FREE! Attachments

Preschool Playdate - M is for Molly Marine

Tuesday, 03/13/2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

subjectJoin us this month to celebrate women in the Marine Corps while learning our ABC's! Stick around for story time and fun hands-on activities for all of our friends under 5 years old. Age: Children 5 and under Open to the public and FREE! Attachments

History in Your Hands

Sunday, 03/18/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these events. There is no fee for this program, but preregistration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. To register for the monthly program, contact Scott Gardiner at 703-432-8455, email scott.gardiner@usmcu.edu. Attachments

Family Day-Month of the Military Child - Semper Healthy and Fit

Saturday, 04/07/2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

subjectApril is Month of the Military Child! Fitness is key to the success of the Marine Corps mission. Wear your sneakers and come prepared to get your workout! Learn about fitness and nutrition with fun games, activities and more. Family Day events are open to the public and FREE! Attachments

Family Day - Rations in Your Lunchbox

Saturday, 05/12/2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

subjectThe Marine Corps has had to feed a lot of people in adverse conditions since its beginning. Learn about the evolution and invention of rations in the Marine Corps and how some of those inventions are in your lunchbox today. Family Day events are open to the public and FREE! Family Day Programs and Special Events are free and open to the public. All Family Day programs are from Noon-3pm on Saturdays unless otherwise noted. Please see our website at www.usmcmuseum.com for more information. Attachments

History in your Hands

Sunday, 05/20/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

subjectHIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these events. There is no fee for this program, but preregistration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. To register for the monthly program, contact Scott Gardiner at 703-432-8455, email scott.gardiner@usmcu.edu. Attachments

Family Day - WWI - 100th Anniversary of Belleau Wood

Saturday, 06/09/2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

subjectIt's the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. involvement in WWI. June 6th is particularly significant to the Marine Corps at the Battle of Belleau Wood. Living history, special displays and activities will take place inside the Museum and out. Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts can earn their Celebrating Community and Play the Past badges while at this event. Family Day events are open to the public and FREE! Attachments


 

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