The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center is pleased to announce the newest exhibit, Animals in the Army: Companions, Mascots, and Animals of War, is open to the public on November 21, 2022. One of the USAHEC’s most unique and endearing exhibits, the interactive experience explores the timeless and enduring relationship between Soldiers and their best friends throughout history in war and while at peace.
Animals of all kinds have played a vital role in combat; from mounted attack, transportation, and communication, to bomb and hazard detection. They have also played key roles not only as warriors and workers, but as companions and mascots. From World War I veteran “Mustard the Kitten,” to pack mules, horses, pigeons, and other animals, Soldiers’ faithful companions have served throughout history and even into today’s Army.
USAHEC’s indoor exhibits are open from 10-5 Monday through Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday. Buildings on the Army Heritage Trail are open Monday through Saturday 10am to 4:00pm and Sunday 12:30pm to 4:00pm. Visitors are welcome to walk the trail from dawn to dusk.
For updates or additional information, please check out our website: https://ahec.armywarcollege.edu or call the Information Desk: 717-245-3972.