How to Take a Ride in the Evansville Wartime Museum’s 1943 Sherman Tank
The Evansville Wartime Museum first introduced us to its newest acquisition, a 1943 Sherman tank, in the summer of 2022 - and earlier this year, the museum asked us to come up with a name for that tank. Museum officials have apparently chosen a winner of that "name the tank" contest, and are preparing for the big reveal.
The museum sent out a press release to essentially announce the announcement:
The Evansville Wartime Museum in conjunction with 1943 Chrysler M4A4 Sherman Tank-Cheyenne, Inc. is announcing the winner and winning name from the “Name the Tank” Campaign on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at the Evansville Wartime Museum before the first tank ride at 12:00 p.m.
Wanna Go for a Ride?
Simply having a 1943 Sherman tank in the museum would be cool enough, but the Evansville Wartime Museum takes the coolness to another level. You see, this is a 'working' tank, and therefore, visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to take a ride on this piece of World War II history.
Below is information regarding the Tank Ride Program offered by the Evansville Wartime Museum.
- Monthly rides begin on Saturday, April 1, and will continue on the first Saturday of every month. Rides are from 12n-3:30 p.m.
- Each 30-minute ride will cost $100 per person with a maximum of 4 riders at a time.
- Each 30-minute segment will include 5-10 minutes of safety announcements & information on Sherman tanks, followed by climbing into the tank, a 10-minute ride on the airport field, and a 10-minute climb outside of the tank, followed by time for questions and answers.
- Between rides on those Saturdays, the tank will be brought to the area behind the museum so visitors can see and hear the engine running and the turret turning.