It may be just a coincidence, but we think it’s serendipity that the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History released the first press announcement about our summer-long exhibit on the very day we were setting up for our film presentation of “Brown Babies” at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque. “Brown Babies: the Mischlingskinder” documentary is our Museum’s first big event done in partnership with other entities such as the City of Albuquerque, the Kirtland Federal Credit Union, Don Chalmers Ford, and the Residence Inn of Marriott, and our exhibit at the Nuclear Museum, opening on May 26, will be our second big event and by far the biggest in our short history. That both events received press attention on the same day shows that our stars are aligning. Read the rest of this entry »
Sends portion of her book, Once a Brat, Always a Brat for display
Fort Worth, TX, /PRNewswire-iReach/ –
Fort Worth Author, Marilyn Celeste Moris has recently contributed to the new American Military Famiily Museum for its display on May 6, 2014.
As we are increasingly aware, over 1000 of our WWII veterans are dying every day, leaving their grown “Military Brats” to tell their stories of being deployed overseas immediately after WWII. Ms. Morris was in that movement, at eight years of age, receiving her very own orders from The War Department.
Her recently re-released book, Once a Brat, Always a Brat, has been described as “part travelogue, part therapy session” and the second half, containing other Military Brats; stories, has been called by Dennis Campbell of BratCon Radio, as “a field manual for understanding Military Brats.”
Ms. Morris explains why this subculture claims a fondness for the term, “Brat”, as itt does not connote “an unruly child,” but is rather taken from the British Military, who stamped papers with the iniitials, “BRAT’” meaning British Regiment Attached Traveler.
She relates how the family adapted to somewhat primitive quarters, with no running water, sporadic electricity, wood-burning stoves and an icebox.
How she, and other Military Brats, adapted from an ancient Oriental culture one year to exploring castles in Bavaria in the next, is the focus of Once a Brat, Always a Brat which is available on Amazon.com and Kindle:
Ms. Morris’s website with information regarding her novels and one other self-help book can be found at MarilynCelesteMorrisAuthorAndEditor.blogspot.com/
Circe Woessner, Executive Director
Museum of the American Military Family
Got some activity to share with you about
our annual get-together of Brats in New Mexico happening on February 20!
As of today:
-22 Brats & Educators who now live in New Mexico are interested in this function.
Here’s how will make it worth your while to come:
*Every Brat gets recognized!
*With this crowd, you get immediately accepted because we share your heritage!
*We’re going to introduce you to some wonderful Brat people — who want to meet
*This is a day that VALIDATES your special heritage!
Thursday, February 20 - 6 – 9:30 p.m.Cervantes Restaurant5801 Gibson Blvd. SEAlbuquerque, NMRestaurant telephone: 505-262-2253.
*Pricing remains similar to previous years!
*Early registration deadline is February 15.
Details are at:
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Have a terrific day!
Speaking of moving, where are we moving to?
Who tells the stories of America’s military family better than America’s military families?
In 2014 the Museum of the American Military Family and the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History will present a long-term exhibit telling the little-known history of America’s steadfast heroes –its military families.
The exhibit will explore common themes from over seven decades of military family history through the words and voices of America’s military families. This exhibit will explore the concepts of identity, pride, “making do” and sacrifice through written word, hands-on exhibits and interactive elements.
With America’s rich military history and many families currently in military service, this exhibit speaks volumes to so many people. It honors and celebrates soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, as well as the thousands of under-recognized people who stand alongside their service member–proud and supportive.
It is important for people to recognize these elements of service and appreciate the unique military family cultures and subcultures.
Through this exhibit, the community can see history through a different filter, relive their own military roots, open dialogue between generations, and leave with a deeper appreciation of what it means to serve as a military family.
This is an opportunity for visitors to experience a unique part of history, their history, in many cases — their complete story–the joy and pain, the sorrow, and the sacrifice.
Few institutions are talking about the military family, so it is a great pleasure for the Museum of the American Military Family and the National Nuclear Museum of Science and history to partner together to bring this provocative and unique exhibit to the public.