RESCHEDULED: Liberty Warbirds - Huey 823 Flight Experience
Jul
20
to Jul 21

RESCHEDULED: Liberty Warbirds - Huey 823 Flight Experience

The helicopter has been grounded due to tail rotor and drive shaft repairs.

The Liberty Warbirds will visit the Pennsylvania Military Museum at a later date once the helicopter is repaired.  Please check back here for updates, or contact the Museum via phone or email.

Media Contact:   Tyler Gum.

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The Liberty Warbirds Association will be providing static display & interpretation along flight experiences during the annual Vietnam Revisited Bivouac.  Depending on weather, the Warbirds will arrive on Saturday (July 20) OR Sunday (July 21) to provide an amazing hands on experience! 

Using the Landing Zone in front of the Pennsylvania Military Museum, Huey 823 and crew will provide interpretation of flight and aerial combat to visitors.  Huey 823 flew for the 170th AHC and Company C 101st Avn Bn 101st Airborne in Vietnam during 1968 and 1969.

For those wishing to have a memorable experience of flying in this historic Huey, the Association will be selling memberships to support ongoing maintenance and outreach efforts - $80.00/person not only grants membership to the Liberty Warbird Association but also secures yourself a memorable flight experience!  Flights will take off and land at the Pennsylvania Military Museum.

Be sure to contact the Museum to confirm which day the Huey will be onsite.

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Boot Camp For Kids
Aug
3
8:45 AM08:45

Boot Camp For Kids

A summer day camp of military instruction designed for children ages 8 to 13.  Participants are assigned to platoons attending to three training stations staffed by prior service soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines.  A t-shirt, boonie hat, and lunch of Meals-Ready-to-Eat are provided.  Pre-registration and a program fee of $40 required.  Registration deadline: July 25, 2019. 

Boot Camp For Kids Online Registration | Boot Camp For Kids Printable Registration Form | Boot Camp For Kids Photo & Video Gallery

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Road to Nowhere: the Struggle for the Hurtgen
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Road to Nowhere: the Struggle for the Hurtgen

Joseph R Fischer, Ph.D., is a retired Professor of History from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). He was CGSC Civilian Instructor of the Year in 2006 and author of A Well-Executed Failure: the Sullivan Campaign Against the Iroquois by University of South Carolina Press (1997 and 2008).  He is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel, USA and an Iraq war veteran. 

Fischer will speak on the topic of the Battle of Hürtgen Forest (1944).  The Hürtgen spanned several months, Sept. 19 to Dec. 16, 1944 in the area North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.  A combined strength of approximately 200,000, US Commander Omar Bradley and Third Reich Commander Walter Model, would face off in a series of battles that collectively came to be known as, Battle of Hürtgen Forest.  A victory for the German’s saw an Allied defeat with devastating casualties.

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Liberation and Loss: America and the Holocaust
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Liberation and Loss: America and the Holocaust

This engaging lecture by historian Jared Frederick will offer unique perspective on Americans' perceptions and reactions to the Holocaust in Europe from the 1930s through the 1940s. Additional perspective will be offered via the story of Sergeant Fred M. Weakland, a central Pennsylvania GI from the 80th Infantry Division who was among the first American soldiers to help liberate a concentration camp. This powerful presentation will remind us how and why this tragic moment in history still offers many lessons. Frederick will be signing copies of his various books following his talk.

 Jared Frederick is an Instructor of History at Penn State Altoona. A former park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park, his latest book is Dispatches of D-Day: A People's History of the Normandy Invasion. Learn more at www.jaredfrederick.com.

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute
Dec
7
12:45 PM12:45

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute

Seventy-eight years ago, on December 7th, the US Pacific Fleet at Hawaii was attacked by aircraft from the Imperial Japanese Navy.  America was at war. The tribute is held beneath the guns of the battleship USS PENNSYLVANIA which was a witness to that attack.  Guided tours and light refreshments available in the museum theatre.

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Honoring Anna Keichline
Jun
14
4:30 PM16:30

Honoring Anna Keichline

Join the Bellefonte Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg to honor Anna Wagner Keichline, a 2019 inductee for the NSDAR Women in American History Award. 

As the first woman to be registered as an architect in Pennsylvania, an inventor who was granted seven patents, was a suffragist, and a Special Agent in the Military Intelligence Division of the Army during World War I, Anna Wagner Keichline, (1889-1943) was as unique and accomplished as one could imagine.

DAR member and Anna’s great niece, Nancy Perkins FIDSA, will give a visual presentation about Keichline’s extraordinary life based on her many years of research. Anna’s career path and life will inspire all ages, particularly girls who may be considering careers in architecture or industrial design and all are welcome at this event. 

Please plan to join us for this celebration to honor Anna Keichline at the NSDAR’s Flag Day event. 

For more information, please contact Sue Kellerman, Bellefonte Chapter NSDAR Historian at: lsk3@psu.edu or 814-571-4221.

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The Dawn of a World Forever Changed
May
25
3:00 PM15:00

The Dawn of a World Forever Changed

The Dawn of a World  Forever Changed – The Story of the 509th Composite Group and the Atomic Bomb explores the formation, training, and missions of the super secret organization tasked with delivering the atomic bomb.  Private photos and personal experiences are interspersed with the riveting history of this famous unit that brought an end to hostilities in World War II.  Presented by Museum Senior Lecturer Scott Davis.  Admission required.

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Friends' Lecture Series: “The Korean War and Modern Korea”
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

Friends' Lecture Series: “The Korean War and Modern Korea”

Speaker: CDR Richard L. Bigelow, USNR (ret.)

CDR Richard L. Bigelow, USNR (ret.), recognized expert on Korea and editor/publisher of “Korea Chronology”, will lead a discussion of the Korean War and how it has shaped modern North and South Korea, including a discussion of the current nuclear crisis with North Korea. CDR Bigelow has spoken on Korea and the Korean War at various military, academic and civilian venues throughout the United States. 

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Civil War Encampment
May
4
to May 5

Civil War Encampment

Civil War re-enactors encamp on the grounds of the PMM, including the Civil War re-enactment group of the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, demonstrating the loading and firing of artillery pieces during their annual safety training and recruitment drive.  Interested persons of all ages are invited to enlist. 

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The Great War Remembered
Apr
27
to Apr 28

The Great War Remembered

This weekend remembers World War I with lectures, film, and a living history encampment that demonstrates life on the Western Front.

Saturday Lectures:

  • 10:30: “The Stories I’ll Tell When I Get Home: The Legacy of American Nurses in WWI” by Dr. Julie Decker, PSU Nursing

  • 2:00: “Armor After the Armistice: What Do We Do With All These Tanks?” by Mr. Mike Siggins, Armor Historian

Sunday Lecture:

  • 2:00: “The US Marines at Belleau Wood” by Mike Poorman, USMC

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American Revolution Round Table Speaker Series
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

American Revolution Round Table Speaker Series

Ed Lengel, former chief historian of the White House Historical Association and 2018 Colonial Williamsburg Revolutionary in Residence historian, will be the speaker for the launch of the 2019 Speaker Series. Ed is an award-winning author and historian, and frequent contributor to national TV and radio broadcasts for NPR, the History Channel and more. Lengel’s list of books on American history and in particular, its first president, far exceed space to list here. Suffice it to say, this presentation should not be missed! Join us for compelling stories and insights into the founding of our nation and one of its most impactful and prominent Founding Fathers, George Washington. Ed Lengel is sure to inform, inspire, and delight audiences of every age and knowledge level of American history.

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Friends' Lecture Series: "A View On Current Military Nursing in the United States”
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Friends' Lecture Series: "A View On Current Military Nursing in the United States”

Speaker: Dr. Kelly A. Wolgast 

Military Nurses continue to serve during this prolonged period of war. This presentation by Dr. Kelly Wolgast, an Army Nurse who served in Afghanistan during her more than 26 years on active duty, will share some insights on the current (since 9/11) contributions that Military Nurses make to the health of our Armed Forces. The presentation will focus on the types of activities that Military Nurses engage in at home and around the globe. 

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