What is the 1919 Club?
The 1919 Club is a special group of museum donors who want to support the programs and operation of the museum with their $19 monthly donation. Your $19 donation combined with other 1919 Club members ensures the museum's future and continuation of programs like "Remembering Our Heroes" school days, living history and patriotic programs.
Who can join the 1919 Club?
Everyone is invited to show their support of the museum by joining the 1919 Club.
What is the significance of 1919?
World War I ended and on July 4th, 1919 3,300 officers and soldiers of the 6th Cavalry arrived at Fort Oglethorpe. The regiment was permanently stationed here until Feb. 16, 1942, when they departed for Camp Blanding, FL to prepare for World War II.
How do I join the 1919 Club?
Simply follow the link to Pay Pal or click on the button below. It will redirect you to a Pay Pal page where you can join the 1919 Club.
Why is public support of the museum needed?
We’re a 501-c-3 non-profit museum that receives no federal, military, state, county or city funding. The museum is here because of public support from individuals like you. Foundations and corporations also support our programs and we conduct fundraisers throughout the year.
Why is a Matching Challenge Grant important?
A Matching Challenge Grant doubles your donation to the museum. The Lyndhurst Foundation has awarded a portion of their grant as a Matching Challenge Grant to the 1919 Club, challenging the museum community, small businesses, personal donors, the public, and historic and military interests to support the museum and its’ programs.
What type of programs are done at the museum?
“Remembering Our Heroes” School Day program brings over 1,300 fifth graders to the museum to hear from living historians what it was like being a WWII soldier, an Airborne Ranger, a combat nurse, and a WAC soldier. Experiencing history rather than reading about it brings history to life for the students and gets them excited about learning. The museum also offers group tours for seniors, veterans, and tourists, traveling museum exhibits and art displays from the local schools. LEGO Camps, Painting For a Purpose and children’s art classes are offered at the museum. Patriotic and community programs of music, arts & crafts fairs, sporting events and Vintage Base Ball are held on the Polo Field because of the museum’s support.
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