Sat, April 1, 2017

Craft your own military vehicles and equipment at the USAHEC's "Military History through Paper Modeling Event!"

Whether it's a miniature of a favorite classic tank like the FT-17, or a model of a P-51 Mustang airplane, an aircraft carrier like the USS Nimitz, or even the Civil War-era submarine, H.L. Hunley, models have long captured the interests of children and adults alike. Paper modeling, in particular, provides almost anyone with an introduction and access to an exciting world of miniatures. An intricate and meticulous pastime, paper model building has become a popular art that includes almost any subject, especially military vehicles and crafts. What better way to learn more about paper modeling and military history, than at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center's (USAHEC), "Military History through Paper Modeling" event on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 10:30AM - 4:00PM? Come out to the USAHEC in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to learn more about the amazingly detailed craft of military paper modeling, and maybe even create some of your own!

The "Military History through Paper Modeling" event will feature lectures on the art of papercraft, dozens of paper modelers and displays of their art, and a hands-on "make and take" table for future paper modelers of all skill levels. An introductory lecture and demonstration will kick off the event, and the rest of the day will be open to guests to visit the various paper modeling tables. Military vehicles and crafts, such as Sherman Tanks, Huey helicopters, and M23 Tank Transporters or "Dragon Wagons" will be featured. Be sure to check out all of these amazing replicas, which are created using only printed paper and prodigious skill. Don't forget to try your own hand at creating some of these masterpieces at the "make and take" table, where modelers of all genres will be handing out sample modeling patterns.

The last of the USAHEC's Winter History Program Series, this event is not one to miss! After exploring the event, feel free to learn more about the lives and stories of Soldiers throughout U.S. history by visiting the many exhibits featured at the USAHEC. You can also grab lunch at Café Cumberland from 10:00am to 2:00pm, or browse the book selection found at the museum bookstore. Parking is free, and the USAHEC facility is handicap accessible. For more information about the "Military History through Paper Modeling," event and other events, please visit our website at