The Museum of the American G.I. is unique in that all the vehicles in its collection are fully functional. Each vehicle has been meticulously restored to its original condition so that it both looks and runs just like it did when it first came off the assembly line. The museum’s insistence on maintaining such a well restored collection comes from its mission of educating future generations. At the museum’s annual “Living History Weekend” the public is invited to come experience the rumble of tanks, the whine of engines, the shots of small arms fire, and the blasts of tank and artillery cannons with impressive pyrotechnics simulating authentic firing.