DEVENS -- On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Fort Devens Museum will hold its annual open house celebrating veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibits are on view that chronicle the history of Camp Devens and Fort Devens and the roles its men and women played overseas and on the home front.

Additionally there will be three special programs during the day.

At 11 a.m. join us for "Happy Birthday, Marines!" In honor of the 243rd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, Chelmsford resident and retired Col. Jim Wilson will present an illustrated talk about the history of the Marines from 1917-1937.

At 12:30 p.m. Worcester State University Adjunct Instructor Linda Hixon will discuss a recent project researching World War I soldiers from Worcester.

At 2 p.m., historian Bob Begin will explore the story of T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) and the Arab Revolt in World War I.

The Fort Devens Museum is located on the third floor at 94 Jackson Road, Devens. The building is wheelchair accessible.

For more information about this event, please call 978-772-1286 or email

Bring friends, family, and memories to enjoy this day of honoring and celebrating our veterans and the unique history of Devens. This event is free and open to the public but donations are appreciated.