Families are invited to attend the Marshall Museum annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 am to noon. They will be able to participate in craft projects, ornament making, and assembling care packages for the troops still deployed overseas. Admission to the Museum is free during this event, and refreshments will be served.
The Marshall Museum will use a $1,000 grant from the Lexington Wal-Mart in order to collaborate with the local non-profit Care-Box Project to assemble care packages for the local servicemen and women who are overseas this holiday season. Parents and children are invited to help make ornaments and cards to be sent to soldiers and for themselves. One ornament can be made for home with another designated for shipping “down range” along with an optional short note to the recipient.
The VMI Cadet Glee Club will perform in the Pogue Auditorium at 11 am.
The Marshall Museum Shop will be open for holiday shoppers. It has a range of military-themed gifts, including hats, decals, toys, the latest George C. Marshall biographies, and rare and out-of-print military history books. Retro and classic toys from the Ridley’s Atomic line are in stock. In the spirit of the Marshall Plan, the shop also carries gifts and jewelry from Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit company that aims to rebuild the economies of war-torn countries.
The Marshall Museum is located on the post at VMI in the southwest corner near the Parade Ground. Parking is available on the street or in the lot behind the Museum.