Winter Film & Lecture Series, Big Gun Run and More!

Winter Film & Lecture Series, Big Gun Run and More!

From February 22, 2020 12:00 pm until March 28, 2020 12:00 pm

At Fort Miles WWII Museum

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FMHA Winter Film and Lecture Series
Continues on February 22 and March 28, 2020

The Life of Audie Murphy

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  • Saturday, February 22nd: To Hell and Back, Part I
    Audie Murphy stars in his true life story.
     
  • Saturday, March 28th: To Hell and Back, Part II
    Courage in action!

Film and Lecture Series will be held at Fort Miles Museum, Battery 519, at 12 PM on the dates listed. Free admission; Seating limited to 60; Tickets available starting at 10:30 AM in the Museum Gift Shop. Tickets are available for one or both dates on 2/22. The Gift Shop will be open until 3 PM on all Film/Lecture Series dates.

 

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FMHA and Big Oyster Brewery to host the
3rd Annual Big Gun Run (“BGR”)
on April 5th, 2020!


The 4.25 mile run/walk will start at Fort Miles and end with an after party, complete with food and beer, at Big Oyster Brewery on Kings Highway. Last year, we doubled the field to over 400 runners, and we hope to exceed those numbers for 2020! 

Sponsors are still being accepted and are greatly appreciated. Please consider an individual or corporate sponsorship. 

For BGR details, visit our race coordinator’s website, races2run.com, and click on events. For sponsorships, please email FMHA Board Member Merritt Cooch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a complete sponsorship package.

See you at the 3rd Annual Big Gun Run!

 

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Bunker Busters Had a Busy End of 2019

The cool November and December weather had the Bunker Busters moving inside, concentrating their renovation and restoration efforts on a number of indoor projects in Battery 519 and the former Battery Smith bunker (now the FMHA workshop). These projects will help FMHA and Delaware State Parks prepare for the annual “Delaware Goes to War” event to be held April 25, 2020. So what have the Bunker Busters been up to? Find out...

 

Did You Know?

Our YouTube channel has great videos like this one about Fort Miles and World War II history in Coastal Delaware. Many thanks to Outdoor Delaware Magazine for taking a look at FMHA and the World War II history of coastal Sussex County. 

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View more great videos on FMHA's YouTube Channel

 

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