We hope that you will be able to join us at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center to enjoy one of our many events happening in 2013.
The Polar Express 3D returns to IMAX Theatre | Nov. 29 – Dec. 22
The Polar Express 3D is returning to the IMAX Theatre in December. Kids (and parents, too!) are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the magical journey to the North Pole to find the true spirit of Christmas. Screenings of The Polar Express 3D at the National Infantry Museum have been made even more popular by the lobby appearances of the train’s Conductor. Longtime museum volunteer and docent Owen Ditchfield plays the part to perfection, punching children’s initials into the famous Golden Tickets.
This year’s schedule for The Polar Express 3D is as follows:
Friday, November 29 – 10am, 4pm, 7pm
Saturday, December 7 – 10am
Sunday, December 8 – 4pm
Saturday, December 14 – 10am
Sunday, December 15 – 4 pm
Saturday, December 21 – 10am
Sunday, December 22 – 4pm
Tuesday, December 24 – 2:30pm
General Admission: $10 Military/Senior/Student: $9
Children Ages 4-12: $8 Under 4 years of age: free
The Gift of Freedom Trees | Nov. 29 – Dec. 30
Visitors are encouraged to write words of support for our Soldiers and Veterans. Each letter of support will be placed on the Freedom Trees, located in the museum’s Grand Hall, and then sent to Veterans across the nation throughout the holiday season. Dog tag ornaments with yellow ribbons will be provided for visitors to personalize. Supporters from afar are encouraged to send us your words of support via mail to:
National Infantry Foundation
ATTN: Freedom Tree Submission
1775 Legacy Way, Suite 220
Columbus, Georgia 31903
‘Joys of Freedom’ Mini-Camp| December 14, 2-6pm
Celebrate the Holidays with us during our ‘Joys of Freedom’ Mini-Camp on December 14th from 2-6pm. Campers will enjoy crafts, a holiday movie and pajama party, hot chocolate and more!
Camp is open to ages 5-11 and is $10 per camper. To register, call the Education Department at 706-653-9234 (ext. 5849) or email campdirector@nationalinfan
Bride to Be Celebration| February 23, 2014
Mark your calendars! Our Bride to Be Celebration is returning on February 23, 2014.
Any vendors that are interested in being a part of the show, please contact Events Specialist, Keisha Wilson at kwilson@nationalinfantryfo
Vietnam Memorial Plaza Grand Opening and Dedication| March 21, 2014
We are proud to share that the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall will be part of a permanent memorial to Vietnam Veterans at the National Infantry Museum starting Spring 2014.
A dedication ceremony of the Vietnam Memorial Plaza will take place on March 21, 2014, featuring guest speaker Colonel (Retired) Jack Jacobs, who earned the Medal of Honor for heroic actions during the Vietnam War. A symposium on the subject of the Vietnam War will be offered the day before. Details of the symposium are still being decided. Vietnam Veterans and their families, as well as any interested parties are encouraged to attend the dedication ceremony. Learn more at: http://
Fifth Annual 1775 Society Gala and Silent Auction | Saturday, August 16, 2014
Mark your calendars for the fifth annual 1775 Society Gala and Silent Auction on Saturday, August 16, 2014. For more information regarding the Gala, sponsorships and tickets, please contact Jane Bayer at 706-685-2604 or email@example.com. Learn more about the 1775 Society here.
Flag Retirement Ceremonies
Area Boy Scouts hold proper flag retirement ceremonies at the fire pit behind the museum twice a year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. You are welcome to bring your own tattered or soiled flag for disposal either on the day of the event or in advance.
Living History Demonstrations
Throughout the year, the National Infantry Museum hosts living history demonstrations and costumed reenactments. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for scheduling announcements and check out some of our past events below:
Does your living history group have an idea for an event at the National Infantry Museum? Contact our Education Department to share your ideas!