Join the Armed Forces History Museum for their 6th Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser on Thursday, April 24, 2014. This day of fun and golfing will take place this year at the Bayou Country Club. Benefits and proceeds from the tournament, and its silent and chinese auction, will be used to assist the [...]
Come join us at the Armed Forces History Museum on Saturday, May 17th from 10 AM to 1 PM as we host our first Invention Convention. This event will feature over 30 gifted students (K thru 5) from 12 local schools who will be competing for top prizes. They’ll be showcasing their inventions [...]
Back by Popular Demand – Join the Armed Forces History Museum for their 3rd Annual Red, White and Craft Brews Fest being held at the museum on Saturday, May 17th from 5 PM to 9 [...]
Come join the fun and learn the basics of building a Level 1, snap together scale model. A brief history of model building, additional insight on various skill levels, building dioramas using your scale model and information on painting and [...]
NOTE: THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED THIS DAY – SATURDAY 5/24/2014 TO PREPARE FOR THIS EVENT.
On Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 6 PM to 9 PM – the Abilities Foundation 25th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction – Tampa Bay’s preeminent wine and food showcase presented by Raymond James – will be [...]
The St. Petersburg Museum of History is proud to present “The American Soldier”, a photographic tribute spanning from the Civil War to Iraq. The exhibit is slated to open on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 and runs through July 13, 2014.
This dramatic exhibition includes 116 photographs which capture a variety of aspects [...]
Save the Dates – 2013 Events at the AFHM
The Armed Forces History Museum has officially unveiled their 2014 Special Event Series. Back by popular demand will be many of the museum’s previous events. In addition, the museum has once again expanded its events to appeal to a variety of audiences. So save the dates and come out and [...]
The Armed Forces History Museum is proud to announce its 2014 Share Program – a Member’s only reciprocal program offering discounts to Tampa Bay region museums and attractions. In addition to last year’s list of 16 museum offering discounts to AFHM members, the museum is pleased to have added eight additional museums to [...]
The AFHM has a number of great military gifts now available in their museum store. You can shop in person or check out our line of items available for purchase here on our website. Unique store items make great purchases for the military person in your life. Stop by the museum, or use our on-line [...]
These One-of-a-Kind sculptures of military metal artwork are a must have. They make excellent gifts, especially if you need to purchase something for the person who has everything. Each sculpture is hand crafted in-house by our own artisan making each one a unique design.
20mm Metal Artwork Business Card Holder
Engraved bricks are not only an excellent choice as a military gift for your World War II veteran or other military service personnel but they also can become a lasting memorial to your veteran or a loved one who is still serving on active military duty. The purchase of a memorial engraved brick [...]
Your on-line shopping can also benefit the Armed Forces Military Museum (dba: Armed Forces History Museum) when you use iGive. iGive is a “Sharing = Giving” on-line program that permits shoppers to choose an organization – such as the AFHM – to receive a portion of their on-line shopping purchases at no cost [...]
Because the POW/MIA flag was presented on a US Postal Stamp back in 1995, the US Postmaster declined the flag for a forever stamp. The 1995 [...]
We reprint the following letter written just yesterday, May 29, 2013, by Nicholas Olivas’ father Adolf and posted on Facebook. It is raw, heartwarming and will touch you in a very profound way. A year ago today – May 30, 2012 – Nicholas died from injuries sustained by an IED while serving [...]
Collecting US Military Memorabilia is one of the most popular types of antique collecting. When choosing to collect US Military Memorabilia, a number of options are available. The term memorabilia covers a wide range of items and even categories. Within each category are a number of sub-categories. One such example would be US [...]
Patches in the US Military originated during WWI, but did not become a common military issue until WWII. The patches – much like military insignia - can signify rank, branch, unit and skill information. Over the course of time, these patches have become [...]
Carrier Pigeons, used to carry communications during World War I, proved to be instrumental in the war. Because advanced telecommunications had yet to be developed, the carrier pigeon was often used by both sides, not only for critical dispatches, but also often sent from the front line [...]
Overview of the Ghost Army
During World War II the Ghost Army, a tactical deception unit which imitated prior British operations, was used by the US military. Information on this unit remained undisclosed until 1996. In fact, parts of it still remain classified.
The conception of the Ghost [...]
People often refer to the World War II era United States citizens as the greatest generation. This phrase was first coined by journalist and former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw. Brokaw, who wrote a book in 1998 entitled The Greatest Generation, reflected in the book on the incredible [...]