Come out to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) Armed Forces Weekend, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, for Army Heritage Days! Each year the USAHEC hosts Army Heritage Days, a timeline living history event that features several hundred reenactors from all eras spread out over the one mile long Army Heritage Trail. Decked out in period uniforms and weapons, these living historians will have their historical equipment and weapons on display and will be available to talk to the public and answer any of your burning history questions!
Have you ever been close enough to a tank to feel the ground rumble beneath your feet? Or watch as it crashes through what looks to be an impenetrable terrain, taking out anything in its path? The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, PA is making your dreams come true, May 20 and 21, 2017. This year’s Army Heritage Days will highlight the 100th Anniversary of the Armored Corps by filling the Army Heritage Trail with armored vehicles, past and present.
From a WWI Armored Car to an M1 tank of today’s Army, each armored vehicle will be manned by living historians who will bring to life the stories of the Soldiers who once made these armored vehicles their home. In addition to the static displays, the USAHEC is creating its own tank course for these historic vehicles to run on.
Army Heritage Days is a timeline living history event about U.S. Army history and the American Soldier. The event will take place on the Army Heritage Trail and USAHEC and will run both days from 9AM to 5PM. As always, the weekend-long event will feature lectures by well-known historians or Army leaders, military equipment displays, tactics and weapons demonstrations, and a meet and greet session with U.S. Army veterans. This family-friendly event will also have many children’s activities including a passport program, which allows children to travel back through time and claim a prize. You won’t even have to be worried about paying for entry, as the entire experience is free for all visitors!
In addition to the tank display, we will be bringing back old favorites, such as the Veterans Meet and Greet, lectures by notable historians, the kid's passport program, and informational programs by the reenactors on the Army Heritage Trail. As always, the event will also feature a book sale in the Museum Store and several food vendors with a variety of different cuisine offerings.
So be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, May 21, 2017 for a weekend full of history, tanks, and family fun! As always, the event is free and open to the public. Check back for a schedule of events and additional information, closer to the event.
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The event is free and open to the public. As always, the USAHEC's exhibits will be open. Don't forget to grab lunch at one of the many food vendors throughout the event, and feel free to browse the museum store. Parking is also free, and the USAHEC facility is handicapped accessible.