TENTH MOUNTAIN DIVISION
LIVING HISTORY DISPLAY GROUP, INC
A Colorado Based Not-For-Profit Corporation with I.R.S. 501(C)(3) tax status
WHAT WE DO:
THE USUAL PAPERWORK
We have three primary modes of gathering and conveying knowledge about the Division.† These are Living History, Reenacting and our Speakers Bureau:
In all that we do, we do operate at the pleasure of the Army and of the veterans, having made commitments to them regarding our standards of behavior and conduct while in uniform.† We ask that all members respect these commitments, and ensure that their actions and appearance always maintains the highest standards of authenticity and decorum possible.
Our Number One commitment is to honor our veterans.† We urge every available member to find a way to honor our veterans (from all conflicts and all branches of service) on this day.† In Colorado, this organization has accepted the responsibility to organize and conduct the annual Memorial Day Ceremonies at Tennessee Pass, where the monument lists the names of the WWII fallen.† Please join us there for this moving ceremony, and a luncheon afterwards.
Our primary method of narrating the legacy of the WWII 10th Mountain trooper is through the medium of Living History.†† We present to the public life in a camp site or on the front lines in WWII, with our volunteer docents in period uniform or other clothing, living as close to the way things were done 75 years ago.† Each volunteer is encouraged to pick a specialty that would have been found at Ft. Lewis, Camp Hale, Camp Swift or in Italy.† They study their area ir specialty to become proficient in their own field, and in many cases, experts that can be called upon to assist others in research topics.†† A Living History exhibit is like a museum without glass cases.† A soldier-docent can share the contents of his pack; teach the basics of cleaning the M-1 Garand rifle; operate a field telephone; or describe and demonstrate the operation of an Aid Station.† Photographs of some of our Living History events can be found in our LINKS section.
This is where we got our start, and this can provide a tremendous basis to understand that daily life of a soldier.† Reenactments are generally recreations of small battles, with opposing forces maneuvering to accomplish their military mission.†† As such, this can give each participant a much greater feeling for the combat experience was for a typical soldier.† Very similar to the training soldiers go through before deployments, combat reenactments offer little public interaction but are a tremendous learning tool for the participants. Photographs of some of our Reenactment events can be found in our LINKS section.
This category used to be handled exclusively by our veterans, but as the years have progressed, the next generation(s) have had to assume this role.† We offer several qualified speakers who can provide small group or large audience presentations on many topics relating to the Division.†† The following page will list out many of our speakers and their area of expertise, as well as the geographical area they reside in.† While we do not charge for providing speakers, it is encouraged that the speakerís direct expenses (if any) be covered by this inviting organization.† An honorarium is seldom refused.† Ask your chosen speaker as to his or her requirements.†† The list of speakers can be found HERE
us at INFO@TenthMountain.org††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Last updated:† 4/16/2015††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Copyright
© 2015 All Rights Reserved Our thanks to all of our
sponsors, especially the Tenth
Mountain Division Foundation, Inc. and the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division,
photos used courtesy of Denver Public Library
Contact us at INFO@TenthMountain.org††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Last updated:† 4/16/2015††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Copyright © 2015 All Rights Reserved
Our thanks to all of our sponsors, especially the Tenth Mountain Division Foundation, Inc. and the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, Inc.
Select photos used courtesy of Denver Public Library