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The Armed Forces History Museum Celebrates Its Eighth Anniversary
Date:  7/28/2016
ArticleType:  Member News

THE ARMED FORCES HISTORY MUSEUM CELEBRATES ITS EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY
WITH $8 DAYS TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016


Largo, FL (July 28, 2016) The Armed Forces History Museum will turn 8 years young on Tuesday, August 16th. In celebration, the museum will offer $8 admission to everyone from Tuesday, August 16th through Sunday, August 21st.

Boasting the largest military collection in the Southeast with nearly 100,000 artifacts, 50 operational vehicles, interactive dioramas, expansive exhibits, and audio visual effects submerging guest’s senses, the museum remains critically acclaimed and multi award-winning. Its 50,000 square feet of space sharing the stories, plights and triumphs of America’s true heroes, the museum remains committed to its mission in honorably preserving the history and memories of the military and its veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. While touring the museum, guests can experience the battle, honor the sacrifice, relive the history and salute the heroism of those unsung heroes who gave all. Through its collection and outreach, the museum is a vital partner in the cultural life of Tampa Bay and Central Florida, and strives to achieve this goal through the highest professional standards. It is also deeply committed to sharing and teaching core values and characteristics exemplified by the military to children of all ages so they may have a better understanding of freedom, respect, dignity, sacrifice, leadership, and selflessness.

On the evening of August 16th, a very special unveiling of an astonishing 10’, 900 lb. sculpture by metal artisan Robert Douglas Maiden will be unveiled in an invitation-only event featuring Congressman David Jolly. This newest addition to the museum’s collection will be on view to the general public beginning August 17th. Invitations will be distributed on Tuesday of next week.

The $8 ticket price is a deep discount from regular admission prices of $17.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors and veterans, $12.95 for tweens, and $9.95 for youths 4-12. Members always remain free of charge. Rides on the museum’s WWII M8 reconnaissance vehicle mini tank as well as its virtual voyager simulator will be available for an additional fee.

The museum’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday noon to 4pm and is closed on Mondays.

For more information and to learn more about the museum, please visit
http://armedforcesmuseum.com/.

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