February 2013 Summit Trip Report

For our February Summit we were fortunate enough to be given a guided tour of the Fort Douglas Military Museum. Saturday was the first day in quite some time that the sun decided to show and you could see across the valley, so our numbers were a little low. Tony, Kent, Kurt and I were shown around the very detailed little museum by the director, Bob Voyles.

The museum details the forts history dating back to the 1860’s and highlights not only the military history, but many of the cultural impacts that it had on the area. Additionally, there was an excellent exhibit on the 96th Infantry Divisions participation in the invasion of Okinawa and a great display of military vehicles out back.

The museum is trying to expand, and Mr. Voyles took us over to the west building that they have renovated and expanded with the hope of it one day holding the museum. It’s quite a project and hopefully it comes to fruition soon. If you’re interested, you can donate here to help them move the museum.

I apologize for the lack of pictures, I was too interested in what Mr. Voyles had to say to snap any, but hopefully the others will post up some of theirs. Thanks to all those that made it out and keep checking the upcoming trips section to see what we have in store for next month!

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