Museum Springfest "Introducing the Museum Wine Collection"

March 18, starting at 11am - March 18, ending at 3pm
Pacific Combat Zone, 502 E. Austin St.
$Free Admission

On Saturday, March 18th, from 11 am-3 pm, join the National Museum of the Pacific War as they host Museum Springfest at the Pacific Combat Zone at 502 E. Austin St., where they will showcase the Museum Wine Collection in collaboration with Messina Hof Winery. There will be live music by the Enchanted Rock Orchestra Strolling Duo and food by Backwoods BBQ and Oro Bianco Gelato. Activities for kids include an obstacle course, face painting, and photo opportunities with a historic WWII Jeep. Visitors can taste and purchase bottles of the Museum Wine Collection! A part of the proceeds of each bottle sold in this collection will benefit the Museum and the Admiral Nimitz Foundation.

The Education Department will also present the Outpost, "Gear Up," which is part of their Living History Program during the event. The demonstrations will be presented throughout the festival and visitors will learn what the soldiers would carry as part of their gear. This program offers an up-close-and-personal opportunity for visitors to interact with and even handle authentic artifacts from the Pacific War. Outpost Program presentations will be at 11:45, 12:00, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, and 2:30.

The Museum Springfest/Gear Up Outpost is free and open to the public; there is no need for a ticket!

About the Museum Wine Collection:

The Museum Collection was introduced to the public last year at all Messina Hof locations, including their Hill Country winery on US 290 E in Fredericksburg. A part of the proceeds of each bottle sold in this collection will benefit the Museum.

Named for aspects of the Pacific War stories that unfold in the Museum’s exhibits and archives, the five wines are called Command Post, Code Girls, Old Texas Roundup, Operation Iceberg, and Admiral’s Reserve. Messina Hof and the Museum collaborated to select the names and craft brief, historical snippets that are included on wine labels.