History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a one-year membership at the National Military History Center (a $50 value), where adults and children can gain a better appreciation for the military traditions of America and the soldiers who tirelessly defend our freedom. Current members may purchase the Groupon to renew their membership for an additional year. The membership is good for one year following registration and activation.
An individual membership to the National Military History Center grants one individual and one guest free admission to its family of museums during normal business days and events (some events may require an additional admission fee):
- The World War II Victory Museum
- The Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum
- The Philo T. Farnsworth Television History Center
- The Northeast Indiana Baseball Association Hall of Fame and Museum
As a member, you’ll also enjoy a 10% discount at the gift shops (except on consigned items), personal invitations to lectures and seminars, advance notice of announcements, and special behind-the-scenes access to take photographs of exhibits with your own camera.
Boasting dioramas and landscapes from all fronts along with artifacts and vehicles, the World War II Victory Museum immerses vicarious time travelers in history far more effectively than words or interpretive dance alone. Starting with the roots of the conflict in 1917, the museum chronicles the end of the Great War, the rise of the Third Reich, the outbreak of total war, and how it affected American civilians of every background—all culminating in [SPOILER ALERT] total victory by the Allied Powers in 1945. Along the way, you’ll uncover special exhibits on the active role women played in both World Wars, the contributions of Dr. Seuss and Hollywood (and Fort Wayne native Carole Lombard) to the war effort, as well as propaganda’s best, worst, and silliest moments. To get a taste of what’s in store at the World War II Victory Museum, check out the online atomic bomb display, or scope out the events and expos on the National Military History Center’s news page. Call or email to activate your membership.
National Military History Center
The National Military History Center celebrates the contributions of the American military through the service and sacrifice of all individuals involved from the Revolutionary War through the Cold War. Exhibits detail the events of Pearl Harbor, the Women’s Service Corps, and the War in the Pacific. The Pearl Harbor exhibit features artifacts and education materials including photos of the attack and copy of President Roosevelt’s speech to Congress on December 8. Visitors can see how soldiers survived in their day-to-day lives with displays about medical practices and combat rations, and in-depth stories about maintaining relationships during war. Located in a 200,000-square-foot facility that also houses the Automotive and Carriage Museum, admission includes access to both museums. The automotive museum boasts professionally-restored carriages, movie cars, custom cars, monster trucks, motorcycles, a local racing gallery, and more.
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