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!

“The Boys of Benning” Book Signing | August 28-29, 2014

41Z5TqNWx3L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_The Boys of Benning highlights the lives of 14 graduates of a 1962 Infantry Officer Candidate School Class. 12 of the 14 graduates served in combat during Vietnam. Most were wounded and some more than once. Each Soldier preserved in their patriotic duty and made their mark in the U.S. Army as well as American history. Some left the Army after combat tours in Vietnam while others continued their career as an Army Officer. All exemplify the time-honored traditions of Duty-Honor-Country and share a common bond, forged at Fort Benning.

Meet the authors and a few of the men from 1962 OCS class on August 28 & 29 from 9AM – 3PM in the museum lobby. The authors will be selling and autographing copies for guests. Copies of “The Boys of Benning” will be available for purchase. Hardback copies are $25 and softback copies are $15. *Cash and check only. ATM is available in museum lobby.

Inouye Field Dedication Ceremony | September 12, 2014

The parade field adjacent to the National Infantry Museum will be named for Medal of Honor recipient, the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, at 9 a.m. on September 12, 2014.

A World War II veteran, Inouye enlisted shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor and served with the 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team.  He was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in combat near San Terenzo, Italy, in April 1945.  He lost his arm as a result of injuries he suffered during the battle.  Senator Inouye represented Hawaii as the state’s first congressman from 1954 to 1959.  He went on to serve in the Senate from 1963 until his death at the age of 88 in December 2012. At the time of his death he was the Senate pro tempore (the chamber’s longest serving senator and third in line to the presidency) and chaired the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The dedication ceremony is being conducted in conjunction with the graduation of two Infantry basic training companies. The public is invited to attend the graduation ceremony and dedication of Inouye Field. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. 

Concerts at the Museum | September 28 & October 26, 2014

Sunday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Join students from the Columbus State University Schwob School of Music for a Children’s Concert inside the museum. The concert is open to the public and free of charge.

Sunday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m.
See 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.

Both concerts are cosponsored by the National Infantry Museum and Columbus State University Schwob School of Music Jack and JoRhee Pezold Division of Keyboard Studies

Leadership Lecture Series | October 9, 2014

Mark your calendar for the next presentation of the National Infantry Museum Foundation Leadership Lecture in partnership with the Hughston Clinic and Foundation on Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. 

Guest speaker, Dr. Carl Savory is a former Ranger and noted Army surgeon who returned to service as the lead Delta Force surgeon on the mission to rescue hostages in Iran in 1980.

The National Infantry Museum Foundation Leadership Lecture Series features contemporary speakers focusing on the subjects of leadership, courage, duty and honor. The lecture is open to the public and is free of charge.

Yorktown 1781 Living History Event | October 11, 2014

The museum’s next living history event will take place on Saturday, October 11th. Commemorating the Battle of Yorktown in 1781, living historians from Coweta Falls Sons of American Revolution and 1st Hamilton Legion Revolutionary War will show what life was like for Soldiers more than 230 years ago. 

Explore the encampment on the museum’s front lawn, including an officer’s tent, medical tent and mess tent. A variety of Revolutionary War weapons will be on display. Special demonstrations, including black powder firings will also occur throughout the day. Guests will even get the chance to be a part of the living history event and conduct musket drills with the Soldiers. Join us from 10am-4pm for this exclusive living history event!