Our Capital Burns: America and the War of 1812
The War of 1812 had a direct hand in shaping the nature of the modern United States. Steve Vogel will present a lecture, entitled “Through the Perilous Fight,” based on his book of the same title. The lecture will begin at 7:15 PM on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 in the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center’s (USAHEC) Visitor and Education Center.Read more...
Army Heritage Center Foundation Announces Living History Adventure Camp
Local students in grades 7 through 10 will have a unique opportunity to live as Soldiers this summer at the Army Heritage Center Foundation’s Soldier Experience Living History Adventure Camp at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.Read more...
CD-ROMs Currently Available through the Museum Store:
The Stories They Could Tell
First-person stories of individuals who served in the American Army in three distinct time periods – Civil War/Frontier Wars, Frontier Wars/ Spanish-American War/ Philippine Insurrection, and the World War II are presented on this interactive CD-ROM.
Defending the Long Road to Freedom
The CD-ROM focuses on the African American community’s experience with the American military. The centerpiece of this story is the fifty-year career of Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., the first African American general officer in the U.S. Army.
Army Nurses of World War One: Service Beyond Expectations
More than 21,000 women enlisted in the US Army in WWI to serve as uniformed nurses. More than 10,000 deployed to overseas locations. This story, unknown to most, is highlighted through the writings of two of these brave women, Elizabeth Lewis and Emma Elizabeth Weaver. The Foundation developed a 53 minute DVD and a companion book tell this story. The DVD, when on the computer, also includes primary source materials that are useful in the classroom.
The Eye of the Army: A Photographic Exhibit
This interactive educational resource allows students to view Army life through images from the collections of the Military History Institute and artifacts from the Army Heritage Museum. Photographs date from just before the Civil War to the Vietnam War. Teachers may download the images for classroom presentations. Selected images include accompanying information papers researched by Foundation interns that describe unique aspects of the photograph.
Additional student research papers (3 to 5 pages with proper documentation) on the images may be submitted to the Foundation’s Education Department for consideration of publication on the Army Heritage Center Foundation’s website.
Designing for Victory 1914-1945
Copies of this CD-ROM, developed by the Army Heritage and Education Center, are available to educators. This tool examines the central role of posters as vital tools of communication on the "home-front" during World War I and World War II. This selection of vintage posters includes examples from both wars and features designs from various countries including the United States, Germany, Great Britain, France, Canada, and Russia.