This Week Around Pulaski County USA!

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Events for the week of June 6-June 12, 2016

Welcome Pulaski County USA!
June 9- Czech Route 66 Association (Česká asociace Route 66)

June 10 & 11- PFAA Presents “Gifted”
What: Pulaski Fine Arts Association theater production
Where: Theater On The Square, 312 Historic Route 66, Waynesville
When: 7:30 p.m. curtain
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (April York)- 573.337.1184

June 11- 1903 Route 66 Courthouse Museum
What: One of only two remaining Route 66 period courthouses in Missouri. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Pulaski County Museum & Historical Society (Denise Seevers)-573.855.3644

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

Visit the Museums On The Square in downtown Waynesville! On the National Register of Historic Places!

June 11- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum
What: Pulaski County’s oldest building has served as a private residence, a stagecoach stop, a Civil War hospital, and a hotel on Historic Route 66. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Where: On The Square, Waynesville
When: 10 am until 4 pm
Cost: FREE admission, donations accepted
Contact: Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation (Jeanie Porter)- 573.336.3561

Looking Ahead:

June 17, 18, 19, 24, & 25- PFAA Presents “Gifted”, Waynesville
June 15-18 Pulaski County Regional Fair, Saint Robert
June 18- Route 66 Freedom Fest, Waynesville
June 21-25 Tri County Fair, Richland
June 24-26- 3rd Annual Pulaski County Pride, St. Robert & Waynesville
June 25 & 26- Cave State Cruisers 29th Annual Car Show, Waynesville
July 30 & 31- Old Settlers Day & Civil War Reenactments, Waynesville

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

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Fort Leonard Wood: Proud Pulaski County Partner

A VITAL NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY MISSION

With its main gate bordering St. Robert, and the west gate bordering Waynesville, Ft. Leonard Wood has become both an integral part of Pulaski County and an active supporter of the surrounding communities. Since its construction in late 1940, the post has become renowned for state-of-the-art training and support of national defense and has served as the launching point for millions of military careers. Fort Leonard Wood has rapidly grown as a training center, as a community, and as a partner with Pulaski County.

Main Gate, Fort Leonard Wood

Main Gate, Fort Leonard Wood

The post is home to the Engineer, Chemical, and Military Police Corps training school as well as personnel from all branches of the U.S. Military. In fact, the largest Marine detachment not stationed at a Marine base, is stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. The post is also home to the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN), which develops concepts, doctrine, force structure and material requirements to ensure the vitality of the Engineer, Chemical and Military Police schools. Construction for the post began in December 1940 and, by the following May, the complex already had 1,600 temporary buildings. Its original mission as a basic training center began in World War II when five infantry divisions prepared for battle here. Additionally, over 5,000 POWs were detained here to work in agriculture and construction. Since World War II, Fort Leonard Wood has had units and personnel activated for every major U.S. military action.

Soldiers at Ft. Leonard Wood

Soldiers at Ft. Leonard Wood

PRESERVING AND CELEBRATING OUR MILITARY HERITAGE

Fort Leonard Wood leads the way to the future while preserving the proud history of the U.S. military. Fort Leonard Wood is home to museums, memorials and historic attractions that stir patriotism in all of us.

Perhaps the most prominent is the John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex. Attracting over 125,000 visitors each year, the complex houses museums dedicated to preserving the history of Fort Leonard Wood, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Military Police Corps, and the Chemical Corps. The museums combine vivid, life-size exhibits and authentic relics, including old weaponry, documents, vehicles, and tools from all American military conflicts.

Military Museums, Ft. Leonard Wood

Military Museums, Ft. Leonard Wood

The Fort Leonard Wood Museum captivates visitors at its outdoor World War II Compound. The compound is a grouping of original barracks built from December 1940 through May 1941. Designed to be temporary structures, the buildings were built at a rate of one every 45 minutes. The museum also shows descriptions of life on the post dating back to the early 1940s. Additionally, the museum pays tribute the career of the post’s namesake, General Leonard Wood, whose career highlights include being the first commander of the Rough Riders (yep, he’s Theodore Roosevelt’s predecessor) and his appointment as the Army Chief of Staff.

Some of Fort Leonard Wood’s most popular sites are highlighted in Pulaski County USA’s Self Guided Driving Tour Brochure. Several buildings along the tour date back to the origins of Fort Leonard Wood and contain interesting bits of history. The Black Officer’s Club was built in 1941 and houses a restored mural that was painted by SSG Samuel Countee in 1945. Another structural highlight is the Rolling Heath Schoolhouse which dates back to 1912.

The Piney Valley Golf Course promises a challenging game of golf against the beautiful Piney Valley landscape.

To learn more about lodging & accommodations, and things to do near Ft. Leonard Wood visit www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com or call 877-858-8687 to request your complimentary Visitors Guide.

To learn more about Pulaski County USA’s complimentary services for Military Reunion Planners and Receptive and Group Tour Operators contact Karen Hood at 877-858-8687 or karenh@pulaskicountyusa.com   

Graduation Ceremonies are held throughout the year

Graduation Ceremonies are held throughout the year

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