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    History Comes Alive

    History Comes Alive

    Photo By Sgt. Rigo Cisneros | Reenactors from the Museum of American G.I. demonstrate the mobile capabilities of...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Rigo Cisneros 

    211th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Museum of the American G.I. is hosting its History in Motion weekend 12 and 13 November 2022, which will include military vehicles, weapons demonstrations and activities for people of all ages.
    The Museum of the American G.I. says the History In Motion is the largest event of its kind in the Lonestar State and will host visitors from across the United States.
    “This weekend we are having battle reenactments and vehicle demonstrations,” said Leisha Mullins, Secretary and Treasurer for the museum. “So it’s a great time for the family to come out and learn a little bit about history.”
    Mullins said what makes this weekend unique is the ability to see a variety of things in one place, from military vehicles and rides to special weapons demonstrations.
    Additionally, the museum aims to give guests a tactile experience beyond the visual tapestry.
    “They don’t just want to see things. They need to be able to touch it or hear it,” said Mullins
    The tactile experience helps bring in a diverse group of visitors.
    Ernie Spencer, a former Navy mechanic and Afghanistan veteran, brought his church troop of five and six-year-old girls to the museum so they could earn their military history badges.
    The girls have several ways to earn different badges and one of their favorites has been their military history badge, says Ernie. They have been able to speak to actors and see real military equipment in use.
    As part of that diverse group, are people who had relationships with some of these machines in their former military lives.
    Chris is a former 19D, an Army Calvary Scout, that volunteered as a role player at the G.I. Museum.
    “I love machines and these are the most extreme machines there are”, said Chris. “Where else would I be able to ride a tank or handle an artillery piece other than here? As a volunteer I get to share my expertise and love of these machines with the public,” he said.
    The museum is open year-round but alternates yearly from having Living History demonstrations where reenactors portray historical jobs or persons and Moving History where there are demonstrations of combat vehicles from the past.



    Date Taken: 11.12.2022
    Date Posted: 11.21.2022 13:12
    Story ID: 433166

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