For over seventy years, the Pershing Park Memorial Association (PPMA) has dedicated itself to keeping the memory of General John J. Pershing alive. There is one strategic piece remaining to accomplish this goal. A campaign has begun to raise 1.2 Million Dollars for the construction of the Pershing Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives.
This state of the art facility will present history in a way that is accessible to the scholars and students of today. The modern museum exhibit gallery will display educational, hands-on and interactive displays spanning General Pershing's life and military career. A flexible theatre space will accommodate small groups or expand for larger audiences. We anticipate the viewing of restored World War I film footage, lectures, conferences and book signings. The gallery and classroom will allow the facility to feature special exhibits and traveling displays. The fire and tornado safe archives will primarily display two-dimensional objects such as books, letters, diaries, photographs, paintings and portraits. Treasures, such as the General's West Point class ring and jeweled ceremonial scabbord, will be housed safely and in the best manner for public viewing.
The entire facility will be available for use by scholars, school groups, civic organizations and the general public.