Transformation of the GGPML continues. Work on important dioramas is underway on Rome, Hungnam Korea, REFORGER/Cold War and the Patton HQ Truck. Exhibit design contractors are completing large-scale graphics and informative panels covering the 237 years of Army leadership history. The first shipment of a $800,ooo order for all new cases is expected in late March and the professional restoration/conservation of General Patton's flags is well underway. We are still on track for a 14 June 2013 ceremony marking the opening of the museum and the next phase of its improvement over time.
We're also excited to announce that members of the Fort Knox Fire Department are completing limited restoration of the museum's Army fire truck that was on duty (and damaged) at the Pentagon at the time of the terrorist attack on 11 September 2001. The manufacturer has supplied replacement parts vandalized while the truck was in storage in Virginia and the museum director's intent is to return the truck to the condition it was in immediately after the terrorist attack. This is the only 9-11 fire truck outside New York and is stored temporarily at a motor pool pending movement to the museum building in September 2013.
Please stay in touch with us and look for the first of several new updates on You Tube (see below)…and remember that this is the only official non-US Army site for the General George Patton Museum of Leadership!
Here’s a short video (Part 4 of a series) that takes you behind the scenes of the General George Patton Museum of Leadership remake: