Click on the video above to see a fascinating introduction to the Armed Forces History Museum. This museum is a nonprofit organization 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.
The museum was founded in 1996 by John J. Piazza, Sr, a local businessman and history buff. Housed in a 35,000 sq. ft. building – with an additional 15,000 sq. ft. outdoor display space – the Armed Forces History Museum is one of the largest, non-government funded, museums in the southeast.
Armed Forces History Museum
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Back by popular demand. This trip was very well received last year and the Stickney’s have agreed to lead it again!
The Armed Forces History Museum is located in Largo Florida, about a 90 minutes’ drive from the villages. The museum started with one WW1 grenade and now houses over 100,000 items of military significance. The museum presents you with a range of displays starting with WW1 all the way through the current conflicts. Uniforms of all branches, many specialty weapons are on display, and many pieces of military hardware, such as Jeeps and tanks are available for your inspection.
They also have several Nike missiles plus many of the rockets that have been developed. This year they have added an exciting new display. They are showing us the horror of the Holocaust.
We look forward to having you join us!
Directions and maps will be handed out when the group meets at the Eisenhower Recreation Center at 8:15 am. The group will depart promptly at 8:30 pm. The drive will take about 90 minutes. The address is:
2050 34th Way North
Largo, FL 33771
There are many restaurants near by for those who wish to join other members for lunch after the tour.
The cost of the tour is $17.00 per person. Click the button below to go to the registration form. If you have questions about the trip, please contact Greg Stickney.
Greg and Cheryl Stickney