Our Mission . . .


The Stuart Tank Memorial Association was established to locate a Berwick-built Stuart Tank and return it to Berwick as a memorial to the workers who built them and the soldiers, Marines and Allies who rode them into battle.

Contact:

Stuart Tank Memorial Association, Inc.

1840 Fairview Avenue

Berwick, PA 18603


e-mail: info@bringstuiehome.org


Upcoming events the committee will be attending . . .

Click the video link below to see local television coverage of the fundraising effort by WNEP-TV.

  1. 3rd Annual WWII Re-enactment Weekend – July 21 and 22 — Riverfront Park (former Test Track), South Eaton Street, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

  2. Bloomsburg Fair — September 21 to 29, 2018 (in front of Educational Bldg)

  3. Riverfest — October 12, 13 & 14, 2018

UPDATE . . .    STUIE IS HOME!

Please Donate Today!

A 1942 Berwick-built Stuart was found in Great Britain. Originally referred to as “The Stallwood Tank” the committee renamed it “Lady Lois” after it’s arrival back in Berwick.

Although the tank purchase has been made, we haven’t reached our goal. The tank is just one part of the memorial. We have the expense of the memorial itself to consider.  The committee is also reviewing the opportunity to have a Berwick-built tank on loan to us, that could be housed inside a building as a museum for the collection of information, artifacts and other memorabilia about Stuart Tank production in Berwick in the first half of the 20th century.

Funding Must Continue - Please Donate Today!

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Click the video link below to see local television coverage of the marker dedication by WNEP-TV.

For additional coverage, please visit our Facebook Page.

The committee has several things that are moving along quickly now. We received our approved ATF Import Permit in late 2015. This allowed Mr. Stallwood to apply for his British Export Permit. His permit was approved in early February 2016. With that approval, final payment was made on February 11th and Mr. Stallwood prepared the tank for shipment and Stuie took another ride across the pond. The preparations for shipment include a thorough cleaning/decontamination, demilitarizing the tank (making the cannon non-functional, and loading and securing the tank in a container for shipment. The trip from Kent, England to the Port of Baltimore went uneventful and “Lady Lois,” as we call her today, has been back home in Berwick since 2016.

Tank Acquisition and Committee Moving Quickly

If you have ever thought of donating toward this worthy cause, NOW IS THE TIME!  Please donate directly through a pass-through fund setup at the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation.

Committee Announces Formation of Non-Profit Organization

    As you can see from our updates, “Bring Stuie Home” is no longer appropriate. The transition is completed. Since the middle of 2013, we had been functioning as the official Borough of Berwick Stuart Tank Committee. Being an official part of the Borough enabled us to avoid much of the red tape involved in obtaining a tank and had provided a great deal of public confidence in our efforts. With the support of the Borough Council, previous Council President Alvin Hill and former Borough Manager Debra Force all played key roles in processing the ATF application and the payment for the tank. First Keystone Community Bank supported our efforts financially as well as handling the processing of the international transfer of funds.

    It must be noted that all funding for the initial effort was through donations made to either the Stuart Tank Fund at the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation or to our partner in this effort, the Marine Corps League – Stuart Tank Detachment.

    To prepare for the next phase of this project, the building and long term maintenance of the Memorial Park, the Berwick Stuart Tank Committee has transitioned to the Stuart Tank Memorial Association, Inc. Working with Attorney Tony McDonald and Accountant Mike Daddio the Stuart Tank Memorial Association has been incorporated as a non-profit corporation under Pennsylvania law and has been determined to be a 501(c)3 public charity by the Internal Revenue Service.

    Although the Stuart Tank Memorial Association is an independent non-profit corporation, we expect to continue working with the Borough of Berwick, the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, the Berwick Industrial Development Association, our partner the Marine Corps League – Stuart Tank Detachment and our supporters – the many businesses, organizations and individuals who have supported us throughout this process, as we raise funds to construct and maintain the Memorial to the Workers who built the Stuart Tank and the Veterans world-wide who drove them to victory.

Thank you all so much!

Join us July 21 & 22, 2018 Saturday and Sunday

for Berwick’s 3rd Annual WWII Weekend Event!

Join us in the hometown of the Stuart Tank for a 1940’s event featuring Berwick's own "Lady Lois" - one of 15,224 Stuart Light Tanks built by workers at ACF Berwick.


(Facebook Event Page) https://www.facebook.com/events/105926323434788/


WWII Living History Encampments - Military Vehicles & Daily Vehicle Convoys - Battle Reenactments - Weapons Demonstrations - Historical Displays - Military Flea Market - Live Big Band Music - Veteran Support Groups - Community Groups - Food Vendors - Something for everyone! – something for the whole family. Free admission and parking.


Event Hours: Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. - Swing Dance at Reliance Fire Hall, Berwick


Location: Riverfront Test Track Park (South Eaton Street, Berwick, Pa.)

Google map location of Berwick’s Riverfront Test Track Park:

https://goo.gl/maps/YWcFdXmCHpB2


Registration? Questions? Contributions? Contact us!

Kristen Bogash, Event Coordinator

kristen.bogash@gmail.com - 570-956-3630


Tom McLaughlin, Stuart Tank Memorial Association

tommclau@comcast.net - 570-350-9675