This years Tank Farm Open House was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23 in Nokesville, VA. Due to rain overnight on Saturday and all day Sunday, the second day of the event had to be canceled. Despite the challenges imposed by significant rain in the weeks prior, Saturday was a huge success with thousands of people making their way through the gate.
Tanks and military vehicles where, as usual, the featured attraction, but by no means the only one. The vehicles displays were enhanced by several groups of reenactors who set up their camps at various locations around the farm.
The Marine Corps Historical Society conducted demonstrations to include the ever popular flame thrower. Author and military historian Patric O’Donnell was our keynote and spoke and answered audience questions about World War I.
The Prince William County Police K9 unit conducted a demonstration and the Prince William County Police Historical Society was on site showing off some vintage tools of the trade.
The Voices of Freedom conducted three interviews that included an Army veteran of WWII and Army and Navy veterans of the Vietnam War. Additional interviews were scheduled for future dates.
We would like to thank everyone who made this years open house a success, especially our tremendous team of volunteers. We also thank all those who came out to support the mission of the museum. Your continued support is appreciated more than you know as we continue to make progress on the museum. We are already looking forward to the 2019 open house.