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!
Episode #14: Army and Veteran Stories from Pohick Church
This episode of Army Artifacts features Caden Ritchie, Army Historical Foundation intern, and Sandra Caesar, Cemetery Warden for The Pohick Episcopal Church Cemetery in Lorton, Virginia.
Caden and Ms. Caesar discuss the historic beginnings of the church as well as some of its more notable attendees including George Mason, William Fairfax, and George Washington. In addition to the church’s early American and Revolutionary War stories, they also discuss the church’s Civil War history. In fact, many of the Soldiers’ left their mark, or graffiti, on the outside of the church that can still be seen today.
The episode concludes with Caden telling the stories of some of the Army Veterans buried in the cemetery including George Cyr, Robert Cockroft, and David Belcher.
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"
Episode #4: National World War I Museum and Memorial "U.S. Army Nurse Corps Baseball Uniform"
Episode #5: Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center "Charles M. Schulz"
Episode #6: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Episode #7: Davy Crockett Weapon System
Episode #8: Pearl Harbor Heroes
Episode #9: Women in History
During Memorial Day Weekend 2022, The Army Historical Foundation screened the documentary “Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day” and hosted Q&A sessions with the filmmaker, Charlotte Juergens.
In this video, the Foundation interviews Charlotte about her experience creating the documentary, her interest in history, and her future projects.
You can learn more about Charlotte and “Sunken Roads” on her website: https://www.charlottejuergens.com/
Episode #10: Ball Mason Jars and World War II
On this episode of Army Artifacts, The Army Historical Foundation hosts Nalleli Guillen from Minnetrista Museum & Gardens in Muncie, Indiana to learn about a small pin belonging to Edmund F. Ball when he served in the Army during World War II.
Together, Kathleen and Nalleli discuss the Ball family, World War II, Muncie, Indiana, and Bob Ross.
Episode #11: The Great Locomotive Chase
Episode #12: Honoring Veterans
This episode of Army Artifacts focuses on Veterans and how we honor them today with guests representing two Honor Flight Hubs: Honor Flight San Antonio and South Willamette Valley Honor Flight.
The Honor Flight Network was established in 2005 with the mission to transport American Veterans to Washington D.C. to see the monuments and memorials built in their honor and to celebrate the Veterans for their service and sacrifice as many of them never were when they returned home. The Honor Flight Network transports 22,000 Veterans Annually through the work of 124 Honor Flight Hubs around the country.