Mission: The Armed Forces Military Museum is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit Charitable Foundation dedicated to preserving our military history and educating our current and future generations as to the sacrifices made by so many to preserve our freedom.
Results: We have spent time this year expanding our educational program which is a traveling "duffle bag" program free of us to teachers in Pinellas County. Additionally, we spent time on different events fundraising for our Educational Program
Target demographics: All
Direct beneficiaries per year: Students and teachers of the Greater Tampa Bay Area, veterans from the local community. All races and ages benefit from our museum.
Programs: Educational Traveling "Duffle Bag" Program, School and Summer Camp field trips, Teacher Educational Lesson Preview Plan available on website.
Had a Blast last year at their beer tasting event with my brother inlaw. Our family has a lot of vets my wife and myself included. And my broth inlaw lost his only son 6 years ago in Iraq. This is an important museum in the Bay Area and I hope more people take the time to visit.
Visited the museum this past summer while vacationing in Florida from Michigan. Expected to find a mediocre display of artifacts. Was blown away by the many excellent displays and use of technology. The variety of exhibits and the documentation was superb. The displays were presented in a way that are interesting and informative to a wide range of ages. Staff were well informed and helpful. It was a great experience!
This museum is truly a hidden gem. It is extremely engaging and definitely delivers an incredible experience. Many of the areas have oral histories and other recordings, which truly bring history to life. The amount of artifacts housed is mind boggling. And when I heard all the vehicles were fully restored and maintained in operational condition, well it blew my mind. We are talking a Sherman Tank, a Stuart Tank, even a Patton Tank. Also is the M3A1 Scout Car, and M16 Half track (which looks like it just rolled off the show room floor) and a countless number of jeeps and other vehicles. Add this to the extensive collection of rare and interesting artifacts and you have one incredible educational experience. And don't leave without riding the WWII M8 Recon Vehicle they have. It is worth the cost.