Preserving Peace (2017-2018)
The General Patton Memorial Museum's mission is to "Promote peace by honoring the service and sacrifice of America's veterans while educating the public on modern US Military history through the preservation and interpretation of artifacts from the major conflicts of the 20th and 21st Centuries."
"Preserving the Peace through the lessons of the past."
Located in Chiriaco Summit, the Museum is devoted to educating students about the history of Patton, his principles, and how they continue to impact the Military today. As a national destination, the Museum strives to inspire and educate all lives within the stories of our brave men and women who protect our freedom.
Over the next year, the Museum will bring over 1800 students to the Museum and educate them about General Patton, the Desert Training Center, and the men and women who serve our country. As the Museum grows and expands, we will offer the public an opportunity to visit the museum with an interest and leave with passion, pride, and patriotism. Offering the public, especially students, an opportunity to hear the stories of our brave men and women throughout the exhibits, creates more than memories. It provides an experience that changes the lives of these students forever.
Preserving Vital WWII Information (2015-2016)
The Project the Anderson Children's Foundation grant will be helping is the creation of a new Library-Research-Center within the General Patton Memorial Museum. Presently the GPMM has thousands of books, biographies and other military documents no one get to see. The new Library-Research-Center will allow high school and college students from nearby communities to come and learn from all the historical information available at the GPMM.
The Scanner/Printer/copiers will allow the museum to first scan into our computer every old fragile documents, photographs and maps. Once they have been scanned and saved, the original can be properly stored away. Then when students or professional researchers want to print out one or more of these vital documents they can do so.