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...
We love to hear feedback. Here are just a few things visitors have said about the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center and the Army Heritage Center Foundation.
Michael B. : “I want to thank you for the fine events at Army Heritage Days. The military displays and re-enactors were excellent. Hats off to you for a fine job!”
Laura P. (via Facebook): “Great place for armchair historians, enthusiasts or history educators….abundant resources.”
Pami G. : “My husband and I attended the events held on Armed Forces Day and I must say I had an enjoyable time. All of the re-enactors were really great and the displays were professionally done. You can tell the participants enjoy what they are doing and have a great knowledge of the information they provided Thanks to all at the Army Heritage Center Foundation for a very educational and patriotic day.”
Barbara C. : “I am the widow of a U.S. Army Ranger who served in combat. My first visit to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) was in 2011. I was able to view records of my husband's service and that of his unit. I found USAHEC to be a one-of-a-kind repository for info on the service of soldiers, their collections, and records. I truly appreciate that future generations of my family will have USAHEC to broaden their understanding of the Army's role in shaping and keeping this country safe and my husband's contribution to that war.”
Richard F. (via Facebook): “There is more history and education available to anyone to come and research, with additional history showing each day for those who lived it.”
Lynn T. : “I am the daughter of a WWII Ranger and have been involved with its history and the history of WWII for several years. With my Father having passed and the desire to know the history of the Rangers, I turned to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) where I had been told held the largest collection of military history outside of the National Archives. USAHEC has plenty of parking, easy to reach at a minimum of cost, compared to the National Archives. I was so impressed with their facilities, how they assist researchers, and how documents, photos, etc., are maintained in such pristine condition. My Father’s CO couldn’t recall when he joined the Rangers, but I found the document with the date, location and path of the Rangers through Europe and much more. My husband found information of his Great Uncle’s unit who served in the Civil War.
USAHEC answers thousands of queries from the general public, historians, military buffs, families doing genealogical research, and school children each year. It is a vital part to keeping history alive. It is a place Veterans have invested thousands of dollars to put memorial stones and bricks in place, plant trees honoring their units and comrades killed in battle. This facility is a National Treasure preserving the story and the memory of the individual soldier.”
Hunter B. (via Facebook): “Want to learn how the Army came to be? Visit the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.”
Tom: "It was a pretty neat experience. We loved doing the letter to a soldier."
Dennis B. : "I was very pleased with the type of research which was done for me. I needed research for a book I am writing and the "researcher for hire" was exactly what I needed. I am 1,000 miles away from Carlisle and this service was invaluable. The communication was excellent throughout the entire process and the work was done promptly and professionally. Not only did this service save me time, it saved me money. This would have been a four day trip with all the associated travel costs. I am very fortunate to have had this option. The researcher I worked with did exemplary work on the project."