The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog will be hosting a series of events at its location to honor members and canine of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps by celebrating canine contributions to military history. Museum of the Dog is located at 101 Park Avenue, entrance on East 40thStreet
The Memorial Weekend Celebration will feature a variety of events, with fun family activities including:
- Tuesday, May 14th– “Devil Dog” Pop-up Exhibit.
- Thursday, May 23rd 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.– Unveiling of Stubby Salutes, a bronze sculpture addition to the Museum.
- Friday, May 24th 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.– Meet & Greet with Sawyer the Seadog, a history loving dog from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. In addition, two living historians from the WWI Centennial Commission will be at the museum to talk about dogs during World War I.
- Saturday, May 25th12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Meet Nancy Roe Pimm, author of “Smoky, the Dog That Saved My Life: The Bill Wynne Story,” Bill Wynne, a WWII veteran and Ruby the Yorkie, a canine star who will be playing Smoky in the upcoming film.
- Thursday, May 23rd3 p.m. and Monday, May 27th1 p.m.– “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” two-day movie screening. In addition, a representative from the movie production company will be at the movie screenings to answer questions after the film.
- Monday, May 27th– The Museum, which is closed on Mondays, will be open Memorial Day.
All events are free with the purchase of an admission’s ticket. General admission price for adults is $15. Tickets for Children (under 12), Seniors (over 65), Students and Active Military are $10.