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Ongoing Events and Temporary Exhibits at the Museum
“Welcome Home”
“Welcome Home,” a collection of photographs and memorabilia, captures the reunions of family members who have been separated by repeated deployments. The exhibit was born out of firsthand accounts of talented young women -- mothers and wives -- who shared their personal insights of what homecoming means to them, their children, and the heroes they have waited so long to see. These images show the Marine Corps itself as an extended family, whose members have celebrated together, mourned together, and helped each other during America's longest war and especially tough economic times.
On display through 2016
Marines at Work in Afghanistan
In the summer of 2011, photographer Nick Cardillicchio traveled with a unit of Marines on deployment in Afghanistan to photograph their daily life. These are portraits of individual Marines in their everyday work environment in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. Every Marine has an important job. Most will work unseen and unknown to the public. These images give us a look inside their world. The photographer’s intent was to capture their unique strength and courage.ecially tough economic times.
On display from May 2015 through May 2017


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
July 2015
Saturday, July 11 Family Day — World War II
Join us at the museum to learn about Marines in World War II.  Make and take a topographic map of the island of Iwo Jima.  Free admission, free parking. 
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Monday, July 13 Special Event — Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Resource Exhibit
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be hosting a Resource Exhibit at The National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center. The purpose of this Exhibit is to provide literature, awareness and education to interested Service members, Veterans and Families on VA Health Care, Benefits and Employment Programs.  The Program Managers from the Washington, DC VA Medical Center will be on-hand to help answer your questions about health care as well as enrollment in My HealtheVet.  A Veterans Benefits Representative will be present to answer any questions you may have about Disability Compensation, Education Services, Home Loans and eBenefits.  A National Cemetery Administration representative will be present to answer questions about Burial and Memorial benefits, as well a representative from the Veterans Employment Services Office and more. We hope to see you there and if you have any questions please contact the following group email: VHA NG-R Liaison Group VHANG-RLiaisonGroup@va.gov.
11:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, July 19 Special Event — History in Your Hands (HIYH)

HIYH is a tour for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to tour the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these tours. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the tour. To register for the monthly program, contact Michele Flynn at 703-784-4469 / 703-296-8446 or e-mail michele.r.flynn@usmc.mil or Jack Oblein at 703-432-2622 email jack.oblein@usmc.mil.



August 2015
Thursday, August 6 Summer Concert Series — The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
Performance by the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is part of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). The Fife and Drum Corps is stationed at Fort Myer, VA. The musicians of this unit recall the days of the American Revolution as they perform in uniforms patterned after those worn by the musicians of General George Washington's Continental Army.

National Museum of the Marine Corps - Parade Deck
The Museum galleries, Tun Tavern restaurant and Museum Store will remain open until 7pm. Concessions will be available.
FREE Admission. FREE Parking. Bring your fold up chairs and picnic blankets.
7:30pm
Saturday, August 8 Family Day — Aviation
Ready for Take-Off?  Learn about Marine Corps Aviation and make your own Harrier Model to take home.  Free admission, free parking.
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Monday, August 10 Special Event — Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Resource Exhibit
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be hosting a Resource Exhibit at The National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center. The purpose of this Exhibit is to provide literature, awareness and education to interested Service members, Veterans and Families on VA Health Care, Benefits and Employment Programs.  The Program Managers from the Washington, DC VA Medical Center will be on-hand to help answer your questions about health care as well as enrollment in My HealtheVet.  A Veterans Benefits Representative will be present to answer any questions you may have about Disability Compensation, Education Services, Home Loans and eBenefits.  A National Cemetery Administration representative will be present to answer questions about Burial and Memorial benefits, as well a representative from the Veterans Employment Services Office and more. We hope to see you there and if you have any questions please contact the following group email: VHA NG-R Liaison Group VHANG-RLiaisonGroup@va.gov.
11:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, August 16 Special Event — History in Your Hands (HIYH)
HIYH is a tour for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to tour the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these tours. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the tour. To register for the monthly program, contact Michele Flynn at 703-784-4469 / 703-296-8446 or e-mail michele.r.flynn@usmc.mil or Jack Oblein at 703-432-2622 email jack.oblein@usmc.mil.
Thursday, August 20 Summer Concert Series — Quantico Marine Corps Band
Performance by the Quantico Marine Corps Band.

National Museum of the Marine Corps - Parade Deck
The Museum galleries,Tun Tavern restaurant and Museum Store will remain open until 7pm. Concessions will be available.
FREE admission. FREE parking. Bring your fold up chairs and picnic blankets.
7:30pm
Saturday, August 22 Special Event — Dog Days of Summer
Bring your family to the Museum to see military working dogs, birds of prey and various pet adoption agencies with animals looking for a home.  Free admission, free parking.
10:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday, August 27 Summer Concert Series — U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters
Performance by the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, the U.S. Navy's official chorus.

National Museum of the Marine Corps - Parade Deck
The Museum galleries, Tun Tavern restaurant and Museum Store will remain open until 7pm.
Free Admission. Free Parking. Bring your fold up chairs and picnic blankets.
7:30pm


September 2015
Saturday, September 12 Family Day — Robotics
An event for robot enthusiasts of all ages!  Explore the wonderful world of robotics and maybe even try your hand at operating one of these amazing machines.  Free admission, free parking. 
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Monday, September 14 Special Event — Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Resource Exhibit
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be hosting a Resource Exhibit at The National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center. The purpose of this Exhibit is to provide literature, awareness and education to interested Service members, Veterans and Families on VA Health Care, Benefits and Employment Programs.  The Program Managers from the Washington, DC VA Medical Center will be on-hand to help answer your questions about health care as well as enrollment in My HealtheVet.  A Veterans Benefits Representative will be present to answer any questions you may have about Disability Compensation, Education Services, Home Loans and eBenefits.  A National Cemetery Administration representative will be present to answer questions about Burial and Memorial benefits, as well a representative from the Veterans Employment Services Office and more. We hope to see you there and if you have any questions please contact the following group email: VHA NG-R Liaison Group VHANG-RLiaisonGroup@va.gov.
11:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, September 20 Special Event — History in Your Hands (HIYH)
HIYH is a tour for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to tour the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these tours. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the tour. To register for the monthly program, contact Michele Flynn at 703-784-4469 / 703-296-8446 or e-mail michele.r.flynn@usmc.mil or Jack Oblein at 703-432-2622 email jack.oblein@usmc.mil.


October 2015
Saturday, October 10 and
Sunday, October 11
Special Event — Model Trains
All aboard!  Don’t miss this family fun event featuring the Rappahannock Model Railroader Club.  Free admission, free parking.
9:00am – 5:00pm 
Thursday, October 15 and
Friday, October 16
Special Event — Violent Skies - The Air War Over Vietnam
SAVE THE DATE!
Violent Skies - The Air War Over Vietnam
A Joint Symposium

Join us for a reflective examination and discussion about the role of aircraft in the Vietnam War and the service and sacrifice of the airmen who fought. Scholars and veterans from around the country will discuss the role of air combat operations in Southeast Asia from 1964 to 1975.

Conference registration, sponsorship/display opportunities, lodging and transportation information available about 15 JUNE 2015. For more info, go to www.violentskies.org.

For program information, contact Dr. David Winker at dwinkler@navyhistory.org or email info@violentskies.org for general event information.

Conference Hosts:
Air Force Historical Foundation
Army Historical Foundation
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Navy Historical Foundation
Sunday, October 18 Special Event — History in Your Hands (HIYH)
HIYH is a tour for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to tour the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these tours. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the tour. To register for the monthly program, contact Michele Flynn at 703-784-4469 / 703-296-8446 or e-mail michele.r.flynn@usmc.mil or Jack Oblein at 703-432-2622 email jack.oblein@usmc.mil.
Saturday, October 31 Family Day — Halloween
Calling all little ghosts and goblins:  Join us at the Museum for a Spooktacular, but not one bit scary, family event.  Enjoy a magic show, games, and crafts.    Free admission, free parking. 
12:00pm – 2:00pm


November 2015
Saturday, November 14 Family Day — Modern Marines
Learn about today's Modern Day Marine!  Come try on modern Marine Corps uniforms and gear.  Free admission, free parking.
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Sunday, November 22 Special Event — History in Your Hands (HIYH)
HIYH is a tour for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to tour the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these tours. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the tour. To register for the monthly program, contact Michele Flynn at 703-784-4469 / 703-296-8446 or e-mail michele.r.flynn@usmc.mil or Jack Oblein at 703-432-2622 email jack.oblein@usmc.mil.


December 2015
Sunday, December 20 Special Event — History in Your Hands (HIYH)
HIYH is a tour for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to tour the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these tours. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the tour. To register for the monthly program, contact Michele Flynn at 703-784-4469 / 703-296-8446 or e-mail michele.r.flynn@usmc.mil or Jack Oblein at 703-432-2622 email jack.oblein@usmc.mil.


All Family Programs Are Free Of Charge
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