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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
“Weapon's Platoon: A Marine's Life in Afghanistan”
This photographic exhibit by Stephen Dupont, opens at the National Museum of the Marine Corps on April 4, 2012. The series of 35 photographs is a portrait of the Marine platoon Dupont was embedded with in the Spring of 2009.

April 2015
Sunday, April 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 or Jack Oblein at 703-432-2622 email

Saturday, April 25 Special Event — MCHF's 34th Annual Awards Dinner
Marine Corps Heritage Foundationís
Celebrating a History of Excellence

18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
Triangle, VA

6:00 ★ Reception & Dinner Program
Leatherneck Gallery

Tickets are $85.00 per person.

To purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities email: or call 703.640.6334.

May 2015
Saturday, May 9 Family Day — World War One
Teufel Hunden!  Join us and learn how the Marines of WWI earned the famous nickname of Devil Dogs.  Fun hands-on activities and crafts will focus on Marines in WWI.  Free admission, free parking.
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, May 23 Special Event — Kittatinny High School Band
The 58-member Kittatinny High School Band from Hampton Township, NJ will perform at the Museum.  Free admission, free parking.
Sunday, May 24 Special Event — Band of America's Few
Made up entirely of honorably discharged former U.S. Marine Corps band members, the Band of America's Few will perform patriotic and American folk music on the Museum's Parade Deck. Free admission, free parking.

June 2015
Saturday, June 13 Family Day — National Capital Modelers
Spend the afternoon learning about model making with the National Capital Modelers.  Make and take your own model!  Free admission, free parking.
12:00pm - 3:00pm

All Family Programs Are Free Of Charge
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Triangle, VA 22172
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