Thu, October 20, 2011

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Celebrates its 10th Anniversary!
 
Have you ever wondered how a museum curator catalogs an artifact, how a conservator takes care of a moldy book or how a photo archivist selects images for an exhibit? Join the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) on Friday, November 4th, 2011 to celebrate 10 years of service to the Army’s Soldiers and the Nation. The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center is the United States Army's preeminent museum and research complex. The USAHEC staff is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the men and women who have served their nation as Soldiers and making historic materials available for all to see and use. On October 11, 2001 the Secretary of the Army announced that the Military History Institute (MHI) would be developed into the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. 
To commemorate our tenth year of service, the USAHEC staff is proud to present an Open House for the U.S. Army War College Class of 2012 and their families, the staff of Carlisle Barracks and the public. The Open House will feature several stations covering all aspects of the USAHEC’s mission, vision, and day-to-day activities. Visitors will have the opportunity to better understand how the USAHEC operates and will receive in-depth presentations about the MHI archival holdings, cutting-edge photographic and audio-visual preservation processing, acquisitions, collection management, preservation, and conservation. In addition, there will be displays offering an inside view of how exhibits are designed and created, and how the USAHEC’s visitor services and education programs reach out to the Army and the public.
The USAHEC Open House will run 1:00PM until 4:00 PM on November 4th, 2011. No invitation required. Parking and admission are free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please go to our website at www.usahec.org or call 717-245-3972.