One of our newest clients, the city of Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau, is working hard to get the word out about the grand opening of an incredible new $15 million expansion to their National Museum of the Pacific War. A great source of pride to the city and a strong draw for those with interest in military history, few realize that the little town in the Texas Hill Country is home to a National Museum of this caliber.
The Grand Opening on Monday, December 7th, will have an impressive list of dignitaries. If you have a chance to attend, you shouldn’t miss it. Details are below. Please help us spread the word by becoming a fan on Facebook!
President George H.W. Bush, Governor Rick Perry, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and General James T. Conway, USMC, Marine Corps Commandant, will be honored guests at the grand opening on Monday, December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day) of the expanded George H.W. Bush Gallery of the National Museum of the Pacific War, located at 311 East Austin Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. with a precision parachute jump by the Golden Knights, the U.S. Army Parachute Team; immediately followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony. The conclusion of the ceremony will be marked by a flyover of World War II aircraft and with a performance of the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.
From noon to 9:00 p.m. the public will be invited to take free timed tours of the new $15.3 million, 33,000-square-foot gallery. For a complete schedule of weekend activities in Fredericksburg relating to the grand opening of the gallery or to request times tour tickets for December 7, visit www.nationalmuseumpacificwar.org .
The National Museum of the Pacific War is a project of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and the Texas Historical Commission.