Preserve Their Story

Volunteers play a crucial role in helping us preserve the story of WWII in the Pacific. They are the backbone of the museum. 

Living History Volunteer


Do you have a passion or interest in WWII history? Have you watched war films and thought, "Man, that would be fun to do"? Are you 18 years or older  and willing to maintain WWII grooming standards for shows? Do you like the idea of getting to fire WWII weapons and educating the public on what the greatest generation did for the world? If so...

We Want YOU!!!


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  After an $8 million renovation to our Pacific Combat Zone and Pacific Battlefield, the National Museum of the Pacific War and Admiral Nimitz Foundation are looking to expand our ranks in our living history unit. 


  The living history unit performs on set weekends throughout the year doing two shows a day Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 and 2. Weekends start early and the museum has accommodations on site for volunteers to stay in during living history weekends. Lunch is provided on Saturday and Sunday. Your mornings will start with signing in and having uniform, equipment and weapon issued to you by the museum. The museum will provide everything you need to take part in the program, but you are encouraged to bring your own kit if you have an accurate one.


  The living history director will form the unit and have a safety brief and assign certain roles as he sees fit. Before every show the living history will rehearse the battle sequence.


  Our one of a kind show is seen by thousands each weekend and we are the only museum doing a show like this on a regular schedule. If you want to hear the rattle of machine gun fire, feel the earth as it shakes from our Stuart tank, and feel the heat of a WWII flamethrower then sign up now as a living history volunteer. Be a part of the hottest show in the Texas Hill Country and help "Inspire our youth, by honoring our heroes."


  If you have any questions regarding the living history program please contact Living History Coordinator, Jeff Copsetta at 830-997-8600 ext. 240, or by email at jcopsetta@nimitzfoundation.org


  All volunteers must complete a volunteer application form and interview before being approved. You can fill out the online volunteer form below.


To volunteer as a living history reenactor you must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be willing to adhere to WWII grooming standards



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