Nonprofits need People Too!

Nonprofits need People Too!

We are excited that we have endless opportunities in our future to remember and share with the world the stories of our Citizen Soldiers and their contributions on our behalf. The education programs and events, websites, facilities, utilities, insurance and minimum staff, etc. required to make it all happen do have a real cost; but funding is not the only thing, and not always the most important resource, required to give life to our efforts.

People! We always need people in the form of volunteers to make it work! Since we have so many different programs and projects happening there is a place for anyone to help, don’t sell yourself short.

We need champions and advocates: Go tell your community, clubs and friends about who we are and what we do. Invite them to visit us or attend an event and send their friends too. Help spread the word and connect us with more people and those who may want to support us.

We need Historians and Educators for programs and events: Maybe you can give a lecture one evening? Maybe you are an educator who can connect us to schools or help build our school programs? Consider serving on our education team.

We need help in the Museum: We are always looking for folks who can open and close the Museum one (or more) day(s) a month, usually a Friday or Saturday. We provide all the training you may need, its low stress, easy to learn, fun, and you meet a lot of great people who visit the Museum.

We need help with Collections, Archives and Library: Maybe you fit here? We need help sorting, labeling, cataloging and storing the artifacts, documents and books that get donated every week it seems. We can use you for any time you can give and we will show you how it all works!

We need handy-men help: Building exhibits, remodeling galleries, repairing the facility, keeping things clean and running with general maintenance might be your fit. We can use you!

Contact us and we will figure out how we can use your time, talent and support where you would fit best!

The Major of St. Lo

The Major of St. Lo

So, just how big a deal was The Major of St. Lo story? Our History Major Interns from James Madison University are helping us sort, catalog and properly store some of our document collections from General Gerhardt, Heirome and Evarts Opie (each a General), D-Day Engineer unit reports for example, and the papers of Major Thomas D. Howie. Given by his Daughter Sally, they include photos, articles, personal letters, V-Mail, etc. And, this gem. An August 1963 national publication comic book with the story of The Major of St. Lo! That’s how big a deal!

WWI 29th Overcoat

New World War One Enlisted Overcoat

This World War One enlisted Man’s Overcoat was recently Donated to the 116th Foundation for use in our programs.

The Overcoat belonged to a member of the 29th Division who may have been from Roanoke, VA. He has sewn a hand made Division patch on the left shoulder made from French uniform material. The gold colored chevron on the lower left sleeve indicates 6 months of overseas service, a combat theater veteran.

The overcoat is in excellent condition with only a very few small moth holes and= very little wear to the wool and linen materials.

This item was donated by a retired Army service member who had trained with the 29th Division and felt our organization would be the best place to preserve it.