An annual event is returning to Nokesville.
The Tank Farm Open House will be here before you know it.
Organized by the National Museum of Americans in Wartime (NMAW), the free event is occurring at 13906 Aden Road.
It’s running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 7 and September 8.
Founding Benefactor and Chairman Allen Coors started the open house about 30 years ago, according to NMAW CEO Kraig Butrum.
“He has this incredible collection of tanks and military vehicles, and once a year he takes them out at his farm and lets people look at them and they drive around in them,” Butrum said.
Attendees will have a chance to see demonstrations and hear stories shared by veterans, as well.
Community members can register for the family-friendly program on the NMAW website.
“We encourage people to register, because we just need to know how many people might be showing up,” Butrum explained.
In addition to preparing for the Tank Farm Open House, the museum has been making steady progress toward opening an education center and several “landscapes of war” exhibits.
They will be set up on 70 acres in Dale City, where storm drains are being installed.
Museum staff members are also working on a “Connecting Our Children to America Campaign.”
“It’ll be an area where children and families … can learn about the values of citizenship, duty, honor, patriotism and — sadly — sacrifice, too,” Butrum said.
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