Join us at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center to enjoy one of our many events happening in 2015. From living history events to exclusive film premieres at the IMAX Theatre, we’re sure to have something fun for everyone in the family!
April 10 | The Hard Hand of War: The Civil War in Its Last Year Symposium
Mark your calendar for a symposium exploring the military history of 1864-1865 in “The Hard Hand of War: The Civil War in Its Last Year.” Enjoy an afternoon of presentations by Civil War experts, a luncheon, displays of Civil War artifacts and a reception. Pre-registration is required. Individual tickets are available for $100 per person. 8-person tables are available for $750. Click here to learn more!
April 11 | Youth Leadership Lecture – The Civil War Comes to Columbus
The museum will hold a Youth Leadership Series lecture on Saturday, April 11 from 10am-2:30pm. The program’s first lecture titled, “The Civil War Comes to Columbus,” will feature topics about the historic significance that Columbus, Georgia played during Civil War. By April of 1865, Columbus was the last surviving industrial city in the South and The Battle of Columbus is considered to be the last battle of the Civil War. This lecture is designed for middle school, high school and undergraduate students.
Guest speakers include:
Dr. Richard Gardiner presenting The Battle of Columbus
LCDR(RET) Roger Campbell presenting The Columbus Naval Yard
Mr. Jeff Seymour presenting Columbus’s Role in the Civil War
Tickets are $25 per person and include a boxed lunch. Tickets must be reserved in advance by calling 706-685-5814 or emailing email@example.com. Seating is limited.
June – July | Summer Camp Benning
Kids ages 6-15 can choose from a variety of day camps throughout the summer that best fit their interest in U.S. military history. Each camp session is designed to promote teamwork and instill the distinct qualities of the Army Values. From learning about major conflicts in American history to discovering local terrain at Oxbow Meadows, every camper will develop a deeper understanding of the American way of life and what it takes to protect our freedoms. Campers also get the opportunity to participate in reenactment scenarios, community service, and engage with Veterans about their experiences in the military. And of course, chow is provided daily based on the rations given to Soldiers at the time period campers are studying. Hardtack or MRE, anyone? There are five week-long day camp sessions in Summer 2015. Click here to learn more.