Please note that the museum closes today at noon and will remain closed through Friday so that the staff may enjoy this time of thanks and blessings with their families. Happy Thanksgiving!
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the first National Doughnut Day campaign! So, we brought doughnuts for THQ. And, collected donations to raise funds for World Services to boot. During August 1918 the Chicago corps had great success with a Doughnut Day event. In fall 1918 the idea of doughnut philanthropy went national. Per newspaper accounts the week of November 11-16, 1918 saw the first National Doughnut Day campaign, with proceeds to benefit The Salvation Army War Service which provided humanitarian aid to WWI troops. The following spring National Doughnut Day campaigns switched to funding Home Service Fund capitol projects. The campaign grew bigger and better each year through the 1920s, but suffered during the Great Depression of the 1930s. After 1938, new life was breathed into this tasty campaign and the rest was delicious history. Thank you to everyone here at THQ who enjoyed the doughnuts and donated to help those in need. You made this anniversary special indeed. #SalvationArmyMuseum #WWI #NationalDoughnutDay #DoughnutDay
LAST WEEK! Don't miss out - this is your last chance to see the exhibits The Art of Instrument Making and Girl Guards: A Century of Serving and Saving, 1915-2015. Both exhibits are located at THQ and close on Friday. #SalvationArmyMuseum
We are honoring those 244 Salvation Army Officers who put themselves in harms way to provide humanitarian aid to World War I troops overseas, and honoring those veterans who have served in our Armed Forces. Through Friday, November 16 at THQ the museum is sponsoring a Wall of Honor. We have personalized a replica of the medal presented to each Salvation Army War Service Worker with that person's name and dates of service. #WWI #VeteransDay2018 #SalvationArmyMuseum
In recognition of Veterans' Day the museum is helping visitors to THQ and THQ staff to honor their favorite veteran. Through November 16, for an on-site donation to World Services we have blank paper medals available that you can sponsor in honor of your favorite veteran or veterans. If you are near THQ, please join us to honor those who served and do some good for those currently in need. #VeteransDay2018 #SalvationArmyMuseum
Last week Historical Museum Director Nanci Gasiel had a wonderful time in nearby Wheaton, IL delivering a presentation about The Salvation Army during WWI. The program was part of Cantigny Park's Lunch and Learn series. Thank you to everyone who attended!