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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

PLEASE NOTE: The Museum will be CLOSED January 4, 2016 through March 31, 2016. Construction has begun on the Final Phase of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. This final phase will open in phases over a 5-year period with the first part opening in 2017. In the much closer future the Museum will be closed January - March 2016 to hang an SBD Dauntless airplane in Leatherneck Gallery and replace the gallery's Korean War Sikorsky HRS-2 helicopter exhibit with a Vietnam helicopter exhibit. To learn more about the Final Phase please visit http://www.usmcmuseum.com/Museum_Expansion.asp.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
February 2016
Saturday, February 13 Family Day — Chocolate
Learn how the Tootsie Roll came to the rescue of Marines during the Korean War and other uses of chocolate by U.S. Marines.
Education Trailer, 12:00pm - 3:00

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Sunday, February 21 History in Your Hands — Korean War Era Marines and the Tootsie Roll
HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with 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 events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. 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.
Teacher-in-Residence trailer, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

March 2016
Saturday, March 12 Family Day — Astronomy
The stars have always been important to Marines.  Come learn why. **This is an outdoor program please dress appropriately.  
Education Trailer, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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Sunday, March 20 History in Your Hands — Chaplains and Corpsmen
HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with 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 events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. 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.
Teacher-in-Residence trailer, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

April 2016
Saturday, April 9 Family Day — Month of the Military Child
Celebrate the month of the military child with fun activities, games and crafts. 
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 17 History in Your Hands — Orienteering
HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with 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 events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. 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.
Museum classroom, 1:00pm
Wednesday, April 20 Family Day — Geography

Geography is all around us and is used in ways far beyond a traditional paper map. Explore this world at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
9:00am - 5:00pm

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Saturday, April 23 Special Event — MCHF's 35th Annual Awards Dinner

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's

35th Annual Awards Ceremony
Celebrating a History of Excellence

6:00pm
- Reception
7:00pm
- Dinner & Awards Presentation

Location:
National Museum of the Marine Corps

Attire:
Black Tie or Military Evening Dress

Tickets:
$85.00 per person. Kindly RSVP by April 8, 2016 to rsvp@marineheritage.org


May 2016
Saturday, May 14 Family Day — Transportation
Marines have move on land, sea and air.  Learn about how transportation has changed from 1775 to today. 
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, May 15 History in Your Hands — Military Vehicles
HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with 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 events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. 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.
Museum classroom, 1:00pm

June 2016
Saturday, June 11 Family Day — Modelers
See models of military vehicles and equipment on display.  Youth visitors can make and take a model of their own.
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, June 19 History in Your Hands — WWI Era Marines
HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with 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 events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. 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.
Museum classroom, 1:00pm

July 2016
Saturday, July 9 Family Day — WWI
Commemorate the centennial of World War I.  Learn about the role of Marines in "The War to End all Wars."
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, July 17 History in Your Hands — Women in the Marines
HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with 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 events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. 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.
Museum classroom, 1:00pm

August 2016
Saturday, August 13 Family Day — Aviation
The birth of aviation allowed Marines to move about the world rapidly.  Learn about Marine Corp aviation.  Participate in hands-on activities that explore the world of flight.
12:00pm - 3:00pm
 
Sunday, August 21 History in Your Hands — Aviation
HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with 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 events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. 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.
Museum classroom, 1:00pm


September 2016
Saturday, September 10 Family Day — Robotics
Explore the roles of robotics and robots in the Marine Corps.
12:00pm - 3:00
Sunday, September 18 History in Your Hands — Modern Day Marines
HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with 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 events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. 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.
Museum classroom, 1:00pm

October 2016
Saturday, October 8 Family Day — Art
Art has documented the Marine Corps experience since 1775.  Explore our art collection and participate in hands-on art activities.
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, October 16 History in Your Hands — Combat Art
HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with 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 events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. 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.
Museum classroom, 1:00pm

November 2016
Saturday, November 12 Family Day — Revolutionary War the Birth of the Marine Corps
Happy Birthday Marine! Explore the birth of the U.S. Marine Corps in Philadelphia in 1775. Make a tri-corn hat to take home.
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, November 20 History in Your Hands — Continental Marines
HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with 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 events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. 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.
Museum classroom, 1:00pm

December 2016
Sunday, December 18 History in Your Hands — WWII Era Marines
HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with 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 events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. 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.
Museum classroom, 1:00pm


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