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The Americans in Wartime Museum will host its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 at “The Tank Farm,” 13906 Aden Road, Nokesville.

The family-friendly event, open to the public, is a preview of the future museum, which is being built in Dale City near Interstate 95, behind K-Mart.

This year’s event features new demonstrations and a flyover by a World War II P-51 Mustang fighter. Visitors also will have a chance to see the museum’s new Oral History Mobile Studio, “The Voices of Freedom.”

Suggested donation for attending is $10 for adults with children attending free.

Those planning to attend are asked to register at www.nmaw.org/events.

Here is the schedule of events:

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days, there will be vehicles and helicopters on display, living history unit displays, a scavenger hunt for kids, artifacts and displays in hangar building and sign up for the museum’s oral history project, “The Voices of Freedom.”

Other scheduled activities include:

10 a.m. – presentation of colors and welcoming remarks

10:15 a.m. – vehicle demonstration

11 a.m. – living assistance dogs for wounded veterans demonstration

11:30 a.m. – tactical and vehicle demonstration

12:30 p.m. - veterans roundtable at the Wartime Oral History tent, Sunday only

2 p.m. – vehicle demonstration

2:30 p.m. – U.S. Marine Corps Historical Company demonstration

3 p.m. – vehicle demonstration.

The Americans in Wartime Museum is a not-for-profit cultural and educational institution dedicated to telling the remarkable stories of American men and women who served our nation during wartime—in all branches of the military and on the homefront, from World War I to the present. It will feature six full-scale Landscapes of War as well as an exceptional collection of operational military vehicles.

For more information, visit www.AmericansInWartime.org.

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