Military Heritage Foundation dba Army Heritage Foundation

Rating: 4.9 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education

Location: 950 Soldiers Drive PO Box 839 Carlisle PA 17013 USA

Mission: The Foundation seeks to raise funds to support the expansion of the Army Heritage and Education complex, specifically the visitor and education center and the Army Heritage Museum, and provide funds to sustain and enhance educational programs and  educational outreach.
Programs: The Army Heritage and Education Center honors Soldiers and their families; preserves though a state of the art archives their memories in the form of letters,diaries,photographs, maps,oral histories and artifacts. The Center preserves these and makes them available for PUBLIC study. The Center manages a public lecture and reading program and support high school and college level internships.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Students from our school district have participated in History Day for several years. Through History Day, sponsored by the Army Heritage Center Foundation, our students have gained a greater love for history as well as the excitement of meeting other people and competing with them.

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History Day is a fantastic experience for all students

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Army Heritage Foundation is the lifeblood of the state level contest for National History Day. They also maintain the Army Heritage Center whose doors have always been open to students who want to learn more about our American past. The staff is patient, hard working, dedicated and willing to accept advice and suggestions. History Day in PA lost its primary sponsor and the AMEC Foundation stepped in and saved the very existance of this vital student program. I am forever grateful to the Foundation for caring about educating our future leaders.

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My students have directly benefited from the Army Heritage Foundation's programs, leadership and facilities they maintain. History Day in PA provided my current and former students opportunities to meet experts, study primary sources and honor veterans.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Army Heritage Center sponsors the state level program of NAtional History Day. I have been involved for a number of years and felt they handled the program with professionalism and great enthusiasm. The Center is very committed to the education of students in Pennsylvania with this program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the excitemnet of the students who come every year to the library to start their research for this program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

A great resource for ALL ages. Top quality programs led by experts in their field. Every time I visit the center there is something new being offered and I learn so much.

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regards to their Armed Forces Day exhibits and their static displays. They also hold an annual Market at Washington (?) exhibit that is an excellent example of hands-on learning.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I coordinated with the foundation to get WWI & WWII information for 5th & 6th grade classes. They were prompt in getting me several sets of multi-media to use for the classes.

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because they enabled me to meet my goal of better educating today's children with the facts of american military history, rahter than relying on Hollywood's version.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Great conent provider & keeper of the flame of knowledge, lest we forget.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Great!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Spread the truth & facts about our great country.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Military Heritage Foundation allows students of all middle school and high school ages express their interest in History. They learn to research, act, computer skills and cooperation in addition to the wonderful history topic they choose to learn about. We have been competing in the competition for about 25 years and it has been a wonderful learning experience for all students and faculty involved.

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The excitment of my students show me it is a worthwhile organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Military Heritage Foundation is a great group of people working hard to get the U.S. Military's history out there so that people can learn about it for no cost. I helped with National History Day, and I also worked on compiling some biographies that will be made available to the public. It's a great nonprofit and will help to do many great things for military history in he future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

National History Day and working with on a weekly basis while interning there from January 2010 to May 2010.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the great people and being exposed to so many different historical groups.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and passionate about their work.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do some really great things for history. I strongly believe that this foundation would be able to make a huge difference for military history.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

The soldier's story is told in an individual way through historical presentations, research and public events and displays. As the country has grown in size and diversity, the story of the millions of people who have provided service and dedication should be learned by each generation. The Military Heritage Foundation does that every day of the year.

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As a retired soldier I appreciate the MHF telling young people the history of our nation and the defense of freedom ongoing. My Dad was in WWII andmy niece current wars. The past and present need to be remembered by young and old. Thanks.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Grow broader beyond the region to educate more groups and individuals nationally and internationally.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Outdoor educational events.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

focused and pleasant.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Educate to a national and international audience. Through understanding our history, the role of defense, the US in the world and relationships with other peoples can grow.

Ways to make it better...

I read more before the event.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

broadening audience, maintianing current information and outreach.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a vital mission and in its own way, saves lives!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization helps sponsor National History Day, an invaluable educational experience for students regarding historical content of all types, as well as research and presentation skills.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The organization and implementation of National History Day.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

My National History Day always counts on the Military Heritage Foundation as an access point to locate relevant sources we're having trouble finding. For example, this year, we need a military medical journal article from the early 30s. The Military Heritage Foundation was not only able to locate the article we needed, they worked with us on the cost of reproduction because we are students. That is the kind of support that helps to make historical research possible for high school students, who can't get into the Library of Congress.

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Within a day (and we actually weren't under a severe time pressure), the Military Heritage Foundation located what we needed and made arrangements to get it to us. Not only that, they located another version of the same article.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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