Navy Heritage Museum celebrates Girls’s Historical past Month

The Punta Gorda Navy Heritage Museum will host a collection of occasions by way of March 31 to commemorate Nationwide Girls’s Historical past Month and honor the contributions of ladies within the U.S. army.

¦ Girls’s contributions to the U.S. army

The museum’s revolving March exhibit within the atrium will showcase the numerous tales of ladies who’ve served or made a big distinction in American army historical past, together with these whose artifacts are a part of the museum’s collections.

¦ Educating the Subsequent Era: Some Tales from Girls Who Depart a Legacy

A free equipment can be given to all younger guests. Equipment contains 5 initiatives: Grace Hopper Paper Puppet, Straw Area Shuttle with Ellen Ochoa, Rosie the Riveter Paper Doll, Girls’s Historical past Coloring E-book (Deborah Sampson, WACs, Grace Hopper, Stephanie Kwolek, Sally Trip , Eileen Collins, Ellen Ochoa) and an exercise guide that includes the three ladies from the Smithsonian poster collection (Grace Hopper, Ellen Ochoa, Stephanie Kwolek).

¦ Exhibition on the bridge of the Academy library

Ten brief movies from the Stream Deck exhibit within the library will showcase the distinctive contributions of ladies within the army: Mary Walker (the one lady to ever win the Medal of Honor), Virginia Corridor (American spy in Europe throughout WWII), 6888th Central Postal Listing Battalion (all African American ladies type and ship mail to servicemen on the entrance traces throughout WWII), Grace Hopper, Stephanie Kwolek, NASA shuttle astronauts, fighter pilot Jeannie Leavitt (Air Drive’s first feminine fighter pilot and first feminine fighter squadron commander), Monica Brown (Military Silver Star recipient in fight in Afghanistan).

¦ Documentary movies

Screening at 1 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

Till March 13, “Makers: Girls in Area”; March 15-20, “Makers: Girls in Battle”; March 22-27, “Girls of the Vietnam Battle”; March 29-31, “Dick Cavett’s Vietnam”.

¦ Nationwide Family tree Day – Saturday March 13

Nationwide Family tree Day encourages you to seek out out who your ancestors have been, the place they lived and what they did for a residing. Beginning at 11 a.m., participate in a free presentation and workshop on family tree and hint your heritage. Volunteers from the Hickory Bluff Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, the Charlotte Chapter Florida Society Sons of the American Revolution, and the Navy Heritage Museum can be accessible afterward that can assist you get began. Reserve a spot now on https: //

Daughters of the American Revolution, based in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, DC, is a nonprofit, non-partisan, voluntary ladies’s providers group devoted to the promotion of patriotism, the preservation of American historical past and securing America’s future by way of higher schooling for kids.

As one of the inclusive genealogical societies within the nation, the DAR has 190,000 members in 3,000 chapters in america and around the globe. Any lady 18 years of age or older – no matter race, faith, or ethnicity – who can show linear descent from an American Revolutionary Patriot, is eligible to change into a member.

The Nationwide Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR or SAR) was based in 1889 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. SAR is a non-profit, non-partisan group devoted to selling patriotism, preserving American historical past, and selling schooling to our future generations. As the biggest male family tree society within the nation, SAR has tens of hundreds of lively members in additional than 550 chapters in america and around the globe.

¦ Rosie the Riveter Nationwide Day – Saturday March 20

Devoted to ladies who labored in factories and shipyards throughout WWII. Showcasing Rosie the Riveter actions all through the museum with 10% off merchandise from the Rosie the Riveter Present Store.

¦ Remembering Vietnam Battle Veterans – Tuesday March 30

At 12:30 p.m., conversations with feminine Vietnam Battle veterans. At 1 pm, documentary “Girls of the Vietnam Battle”. At 2 p.m., ceremony in honor of Vietnam Battle veterans.

The Navy Heritage Museum is positioned at 900 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. For extra data or reservations: or 941-575-9002. ¦

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