Education and Duffle Bag Sponsorships

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Sponsor an Educational Program or Duffle Bag Program today!

Knowledge is Power

Give the Gift of Education




Become a part of something unprecedented and give the gift of education and knowledge.  At the Armed Forces History Museum, we are committed to preserving military history and providing education to our youth.  As they begin to understand the past, they become better equipped to prepare for their future.  Introducing:  Operation:  Education.


Due to the economic climate, the rising costs of transportation and food, and lack of integral history in our school systems, field trips are becoming more and more challenging.  The Armed Forces History Museum believes youths should learn about the sacrifices of others in defending the common good, while emphasizing character development and civic virtue.  We need your help in providing these critical opportunities.


For just $1,000, you can provide a worthwhile educational field trip to youths in elementary, middle and high schools throughout the Tampa Bay region and surrounding counties.  During their field trip, they will be led by an educated and knowledgeable docent through Pearl Harbor, the South Pacific, Germany, a French Village and more.  Students also receive educational postcards filled with facts about history and our exhibits to take back to the classroom for further learning.


Your tax deductible donation will provide admission to the Armed Forces History Museum, bus transportation for 40+ students and a healthy lunch.  Imagine contributing to providing powerful knowledge to our youths.  In exchange, you’ll receive exposure via press releases, announcements to institutions of learning, a banner prominently displayed in the Museum the day of your
field trip and a special thank you and certificate from the students.


Join our Operation!  Education initiative today.  Call Cindy Bosselmann at (727) 539-8371 ext 106 for your opportunity to give the gift of education.  Knowledge is power.

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”  – John Dewey


Also supported by the Pinellas County Director of Social Studies is the AFHM’s Duffle Bag Program, which teachers and home schoolers can use to supplement their classroom curriculum when studying World War I, World War II, Korean War, or Vietnam War. The duffle bags were developed as part of the museum’s mission to educate students.  With this program, students obtain a hands-on experience with authentic memorabilia from  these eras.  In addition, the program commemorates, acknowledges, and affirms the important role played by veterans in America’s military.


Duffle Bag School Supporter  – $500

  • Free unlimited admission to the museum for one year* for one individual
  • Electronic newsletter
  • Six (6) one-day use guest passes*
  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to 2 AFHM produced events**
  • SHARE program (Thru 12/31/2012)
  • Your name embroidered on the AFHM Duffle Bag used for our History in the Classroom program used at schools throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties

* Unlimited admission for individuals and guest passes are good for museum admission only.

** Excludes Golf Tournament and Poker Tournament
If you wish to become a Duffle Bag Sponsor, please contact Cindy Bosselmann, Director of Marketing & Promotional Events at (727) 539-8371 ext. 106 or email




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