August is Gala month at the National Infantry Museum Foundation. The special black-tie evening, hosted by the 1775 Society, includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, sumptuous dinner and dancing. With a different theme each year, guests look forward to this popular event.

Our theme this year is Remembering Pearl Harbor.  The silent auction is always a hit, with several trips up for bid each year. Guests have won three-day personal tours of the Normandy battlefields, a week in an Italian villa, and ski trips to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The seventh annual 1775 Society Gala and Silent Auction will be held on August 20, 2016. For more information call 706-685-2604 or email

Gala Committee, Silent Auction & Sponsorships:

The Gala committee is soliciting items for the 2016 silent auction, including trips, experiences and local art. If you would like to donate an item to the auction, become a sponsor, or serve on the gala committee, contact Jane Bayer at 706-685-2604 or

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The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Gala. Tickets cost $150 per person. Become a 1775 Society Member and receive complimentary tickets.


The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction. The auction will feature a great assortment of collectibles, travel and artwork.

Following dinner, the dance floor will open.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Cocktails and silent auction at 6:00 pm

Dinner is served at 7:00 pm, followed by dancing.


The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is located right outside the Fort Benning Rd. gates of the Maneuver Center of Excellence:

1775 Legacy Way

Columbus, GA 31903


The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center relies on your direct financial contributions to continue our mission: honoring the legacy of the United States Army Infantry. The museum is operated by a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the National Infantry Museum Foundation; all donations and Gala ticket purchases are tax-deductible.


What is the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center?

The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, located just outside Fort Benning, is a world-class, $110 million tribute to the American Soldier. Since opening in June 2009, nearly 2.2 million visitors have toured the Museum. (Have a museum story to share? Write us a review on TripAdvisor)

Why join the 1775 Society?

By joining the 1775 Society, you pledge to pay annual dues which offer significant financial help to the National Infantry Museum Foundation in running the museum and continuing the mission: honoring the service and sacrifice of our Soldiers – past, present and future.

1775 Society members know they are directly responsible for the success of this world-renowned facility.  Membership levels from $1,000 to $10,000 are available. Enrollment in the 1775 Society automatically earns you tickets to attend the Gala.

Membership is not required to attend the Gala.

How can my company/organization become an official sponsor of this year’s Gala?

If you would like information about event sponsorship packages, contact Jane Bayer:

706-685-2604 |

I can’t attend the Gala, but I would like to make a donation…

You can make a secure online donation to the National Infantry Museum at any time, just click here. All donations are tax-deductible.

Thank you for supporting us in our mission!