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 2014. From living history events to exclusive film premieres at the IMAX Theatre, we’re sure to have something fun for everyone in the family!
Kelly’s Zeroes WWII Living History Event | October 25, 2014 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ever wonder what it was like to be a part of the Greatest Generation? Join WWII historians, Kelly’s Zeroes as they step back to Fort Benning in 1942 on Saturday, October 25 from 10AM – 4PM! The re-enactors will show you what life was like for our Soldiers during World War II. You will even get the rare chance to train with Kelly’s Zeroes on the historic World War II Company Street (located behind the museum).
*Tram services will be available to WWII Company Street from the front of the museum. Please visit the Information Desk inside the museum for additional information.
Concert at the Museum | October 26, 2014 – 6:00 p.m.
Hear award-winning students of Professor Alexander Kobrin, L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano perform during a recital at the museum. The piano recital is open to the public and free of charge.
The concert is cosponsored by the National Infantry Museum and Columbus State University Schwob School of Music Jack and JoRhee Pezold Division of Keyboard Studies
Solider Marathon | November 8, 2014 – 8:00 a.m.
The Soldier Marathon and Half Marathon are long distance endurance races held in Columbus, Georgia. The museum is proud to be the start and finish line (on Heritage Walk) for the races. The race course runs through the three communities of Ft. Benning, Georgia, Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama. The marathon distance is 26.2 miles and the half marathon distance is 13.1 miles. The courses are certified for accurate distances. There is also a Relay Marathon, a 5K race and a Kids Marathon with a one mile fun run after the kids accumulate their miles.
Fallen Hero Program Runners are offered the opportunity to run in honor of a fallen soldier. The fallen hero may be a family member or friend from any branch of armed service and from any campaign or period of service, or the runner may select a fallen hero from the names of soldiers offered at the registration table. The beneficiaries of the Soldier Marathon and Half Marathon are the National Infantry Museum and the House of Heroes. Click here to learn more about the Soldier Marathon and register to participate in the races.
Veterans Day Mini-Camp | November 11, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m
Kids ages 5-11 years old will love learning about our heroes in uniform and the sacrifices Veterans have made to defend freedom during the Veterans Day Mini Camp at the museum. Campers will participate in hands-on activities, guided tours and more. The four hour camp is only $10 per camper. Space is limited. Register today by calling 706-653-9234 or email info@nationalinfan
Heritage Walk Paver Dedication Ceremony | November 11, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.
A Paver Dedication Ceremony will take place this Veterans Day at 10 a.m. on Heritage Walk. The guest speaker for the ceremony will be Command Sergeant Major Wilbert E. Engram. Family and friends will have the opportunity to make rubbings of commemorative pavers following the ceremony. The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony. Learn more about Heritage Walk Pavers here. *Rain location: Grand Hall, inside the museum
Veterans Day Activities | November 11, 2014
Please join us at the museum on Veterans Day as we honor the courageous service of the military servicemen and women who have defended our freedoms. Listed below are confirmed events on Veterans Day. The full schedule of activities will be posted in late October. Please call 706-653-9234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
9:00am – 1pm: Veterans Day Mini Camp
10:00am: Heritage Walk Paver Dedication Ceremony
11:00am: Flag Retirement Ceremony
11:00am & 2:00pm: Free Tours of World War II Company Street