New Member Series: Exploring artifacts from across America

Welcome to Army ArtiFACTS, The Army Historical Foundation’s latest Army history programming delivered to our supporters and members exclusively through this timed, early access landing page. Enjoy this new member series that explores artifacts from across America. Your AHF Membership gives you access before the general public, along with a unique opportunity to provide personal input to impact future programming themes. 

Army ArtiFACTS provides a series of pre-recorded programs released monthly in advance to our valued members, as an added benefit of membership. Each program in the series focuses on an Army related artifact that can be found in a military history or peer museum. Every episode features a topical industry expert as a program guest. Latest episodes are below, and we look forward to your feedback!

Latest Episodes:

Episode #7: Davy Crockett Weapon System

On this episode of Army Artifacts, Matt Seelinger, The Army Historical Foundation’s Chief Historian, discusses the Davy Crockett Tactical Nuclear Recoilless Smoothbore Gun. The episode features images and information provided by The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, New Mexico which can also be found on their website at https://www.nuclearmuseum.org/see/exhibits

EPISODE #1: National Vietnam War Museum - "Army One"

The Army Historical Foundation interviews the Communications Director for The National Vietnam War Museum, scheduled to open in June 2022. Mr. Edward T. Luttenberger talks about the CH-34 helicopter in their collections that was part of the Eisenhower and Kennedy presidential fleet when it’s call sign was “Army One.”

EPISODE #2: American Civil War Museum - "William Henry Parker"

The Army Historical Foundation interviews Robert F. Hancock, Senior Curator and Director of Collections at the American Civil War Museum. Learn about a Union wool coat in the Museum’s collection and how studying the story of the individual Soldier, not just generals, politicians, and great battles, is important in Army and U.S. History.

Episode #3: National D-Day Memorial "The Bedford Boys"

The Army Historical Foundation interviews and tours with the National D-Day Memorial to learn about its statues and memorials dedicated to the memory of the Bedford Boys. Watch and listen to the Memorials Director of Education, John D. Long, as he recounts the beginnings and lives of the community of Bedford, Virginia and how it was affected following the D-Day Invasion of Normandy.

Episode #4: National World War I Museum and Memorial "U.S. Army Nurse Corps Baseball Uniform"

The Army Historical Foundation interviews Doran Cart, Senior Curator at the National World War I Museum and Memorial about two recently acquired collection items – women’s baseball pullover shirts! Learn about the importance of having American baseball during the American Occupation of Germany in 1919-1920 and what these shirts can tell us about women in Army and United States history.

Episode #5: Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center "Charles M. Schulz"

In this episode, The Army Historical Foundation speaks with Benjamin L. Clark, Curator for the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center about Charles Schulz’s early life and Army experience that influenced the rest of his life.

Episode #6: Williamsport, Pennsylvania

In addition to being home of the Little League World Series, Williamsport, Pennsylvania is home to a lot of Army history including multiple 18th century forts, a cemetery dedicated to African American Civil War Soldiers, and a story about Oscar Charleston who was both a professional baseball player and an Army Veteran.

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