Tuesday, November 10, 2020

MOSH and VyStar host Military Appreciation

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH), in partnership with VyStar, today announced their plan to honor military families. In celebration of Veterans Day on November 11, all veterans, active duty service members and their families will receive free admission
to MOSH.

Earlier this year, MOSH announced VyStar as the first corporate donor for its capital campaign. In addition to a donation of $2.5 million, the agreement included sponsorship of a Military Appreciation Day — representing an extension of the credit union’s longstanding commitment to recognizing and honoring the service of our military communities.

Guests will enjoy full access to the Museum, including its newest exhibition, TOYTOPIA, a nostalgic walk down memory lane through toys. From Crayola® to Hasbro®, the exhibition includes toys across multiple generations. Boasting the world’s largest Etch A Sketch, a life-sized dollhouse and vintage arcade games, TOYTOPIA is fun for the whole family.

In addition, MOSH is hosting its newest signature exhibit, Faces to Remember, a moving photographic exhibit that tells the amazing story of perseverance and courage of eight Filipino World War II veterans through black-and-white portraits, taken by photographer Agnes Lopez, and video clips, produced by filmmaker Eric Torres. The exhibit is open now and runs through January 31, 2021.

“VyStar is grateful for all military members and the sacrifices they make every day for our country,” said Brian Wolfburg, President/CEO of VyStar Credit Union. “That is especially true on Veterans Day, when we stop to reflect and give thanks for their service and the difference it makes in our lives. We hope our military members and their families can come together to celebrate and enjoy the Museum of Science & History, one of the true landmarks in our community.”

“Northeast Florida’s history has been shaped by the military’s presence, and the many contributions that service members and their families make to our community,” said Bruce Fafard,CEO of the Museum of Science & History. “Our partnership with VyStar Credit Union is helping us honor them this Veterans Day, and we hope that their time within our museum will create special memories they can cherish forever.”

MOSH is committed to the safety of all guests during COVID-19. Masks are required for Museum entry for all visitors ages 6+, with single-use masks available for purchase for $1. Social distancing is encouraged, and hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the Museum. High traffic areas are cleaned and disinfected regularly. Timed ticketing is required to ensure capacity remains at safe levels throughout the day; tickets are available online below.

   The Museum of Science and History (MOSH)
   1025 Museum Circle
   Jacksonville, FL 32207
   (904) 396-MOSH (6674)

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