Every August the Americans in Wartime Museum hosts their annual open house weekend:
The Americans in Wartime Museum will hold its annual Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18. The event will be held at at “The Tank Farm,” 13906 Aden Road in Nokesville, Virginia.
The Open House is a preview of our future Museum, which will be built in Prince William County, Virginia. To help us make our world-class Museum a reality, we are suggesting a minimum $10 per adult donation for those attending the Open House. The donation is voluntary but will help us advance the Museum and its mission to honor the men and women who have served America during wartime from World War I to the present.
If you choose to register and pay the suggested donation online, stop by our Membership Tent when you arrive at the Open House. We’ll give you a bracelet and other items indicating your support for the event and the Museum.
The Open House will include a range of exciting and engaging activities for the entire family:
- An amazing array of vintage armored vehicles
- 661st Tank Destroyer Battalion vets
- Demonstrations by the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Company
- Displays and demonstrations by living history units
- Drawings for a chance to ride in one of our armored vehicles
- Veterans’ Roundtable
- Kids’ scavenger hunt
- Museum information and merchandise
In years past, when I had more free time, I posted several videos and photos from the open house events. Look, where else can you take your kids to see a Marine squad take out a bunker? Dropping mortar rounds? With flamethrower? Supported by an M4?
These events help the museum towards their ultimate goal opening a 70-acre site in Dale City, Virginia (a convenient stop between the National Museum of the Marine Corps and the future National Museum of the Army that would be).
I plan to hang out there with my aide-de-camp on both days.