Mountain Post Historical Association, Inc., Artifact Exhibit at Colorado Springs Airport

Monday, May 03, 2010

The Mountain Post Historical Association, Inc (MPHA) is a community based 501©(3) established to raise funds to build the Mountain Post Historical Center (MPHC).

The MPHA is committed to bringing a unique landmark to Fort Carson and surrounding communities. The Mountain Post Historical Center (MPHC) will be located just outside Fort Carson’s main gate on Colorado Highway 115 across the street from the Cheyenne Mountain State Park. It will preserve the history from 1942 – when the Mountain Post was founded in response to World War II – to the present day and beyond. The MPHC will be an educational venue for newly assigned Soldiers, family members, other veteran and civilian visitors, a focal point for reunions, a location to promote educational programs, and a gathering place for the Post, veterans’ organization, youth and civic groups. It will be a place of Honor and the legacy for all those who have and will serve.

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The funding for this project, which is currently underway, will be a combination of federal, state, private, corporate donations and sponsorships. The project is in Phase 1 of a 3-phase project.

The artifacts on display are provided courtesy of the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson.

Click here to learn more about how you can help/become involved or call 719-633-2867

The American Soldier

Monday, January 04, 2010

A Photographic Tribute: The Civil War to the War in Iraq

MPHCA project to receive a portion of the proceeds from this exhibit.

About the exhibit:

The dramatic exhibition captures the essence of American soldiering over a period of more than 150 years. With the birth of photography, the camera became a notebook to history, starting with the Civil War.

Soldiers look at us through the camera lens: across the years and the miles. The 116 enlarged photographs cover America at war starting with
the Civil War, then to the Spanish American War, Boxer Rebellion, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and
ultimately to the streets of Baghdad.

Curated and produced by Cyma Rubin, the exhibition captures the danger and the frustration, the humor and the beauty, the camaraderie, the death and the victory that American soldiers and Marines encountered in their odyssey through history. The experience continues to this day, as they battle in the mountains of Afghanistan and the urban environs of Iraq.

“We are honored to be part of this historic and compelling exhibit’s stop in Colorado Springs,” states Terry Sullivan, Vice President of the Mountain Post Historical Center Association: “We hope the citizens of Colorado Springs and surrounding areas will take advantage of this incredible opportunity. It’s a chance to educate and inform citizens of all ages about the tremendous service and sacrifice of the “AMERICAN SOLDIER.”

Proceeds from “THE AMERICAN SOLDIER” exhibit will go to local non-profit organizations benefiting the military: The Mountain Post Historical Center and Homefront Cares.

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The recognition of Fort Carson Soldiers not only offers assurance to the public that the service of these great patriots will be honored, but it also lets our brave Soldiers know that their service and sacrifice will forever be immortalized.

~Latoya Lucas, wounded warrior, 52nd Engr Bn.

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