Friends' Lecture Series: "The Cold War Up Close in the 1980's"
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Friends' Lecture Series: "The Cold War Up Close in the 1980's"

Speaker John Crider will present some of the highlights of his experiences from 1983 to 1985 as the US Army special agent in charge of the field office responsible for US Defense Department counterterrorism and counterintelligence services in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and western Maryland. He will follow this with the highlights of his experiences as the Deputy Headquarters Security Officer at Allied Ground Forces Headquarters (AFCENT) at Brunssum, Netherlands and as the chief security officer for the HQ AFCENT War Mobile Element from 1986 through 1989. He will follow those crucial strategic events (both nationally and internationally) during the 1980's from the viewpoint of a strategic intelligence officer and express his opinions as to why the Cold War was won.

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

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute

77 years ago on December 7th, the U.S. 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. There will also be guided tours and light refreshments. 

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American Revolution Round Table of Central PA: "Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution"
Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

American Revolution Round Table of Central PA: "Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution"

Award-winning historian and author, David L. Preston will speak about this historical event which sparked the Seven Years’ War and had a profound impact on the Revolutionary War, decades later. Preston utilized previously untapped sources, allowing him to paint a gripping and immersive account of Braddock’s Defeat and the lessons learned by some of Braddock’s key men who were with him on that fateful trip, among them, George Washington, Thomas Gage, Horatio Gates, and Daniel Morgan.

Drinks and refreshments provided. Pre-registration is not required. Book signing and purchase at event.

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Central PA Civil War Round Table: "For the People: A Photographic History of the Gettysburg National Military Park”
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Central PA Civil War Round Table: "For the People: A Photographic History of the Gettysburg National Military Park”

Speaker Jared Frederick will present a visual evolution of the Gettysburg Battlefield. Mr. Frederick is a History Instructor at Penn State Altoona where he specializes in various realms of American History. He is also a seasonal Interpretive Park Ranger at Gettysburg NMP.   

 

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Friends' Lecture Series: "War Fever! How the Government's Anti-German Propaganda Campaign Affected Central Pennsylvania"
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Friends' Lecture Series: "War Fever! How the Government's Anti-German Propaganda Campaign Affected Central Pennsylvania"

How did official government propaganda campaigns push America into the First World War? How did these campaigns subsequently affect the course of politics and society over the next hundred years?  How did this activity affect the people of Central Pennsylvania?  Local historian and author Bruce Teeple will examine these questions and analyze the long-term repercussions.

 

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Boot Camp For Kids
Aug
4
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 20, 2018. 

Boot Camp For Kids 2018 Online Registration | Printable Boot Camp ApplicationBoot Camp For Kids Photo Gallery

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LECTURE: "A War We Can't Forget"
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

LECTURE: "A War We Can't Forget"

Vietnam helicopter pilot Ed Ramon talks about his two tours in South Vietnam (1966-1968) and his difficulty in adjusting to civilian life upon returning home.  It wasn’t until after the suicides of his father and brother, both combat veterans, that he took it upon himself to study Post Traumatic Stress.  With the help of author Chris Brady, Ramon tells that story in a book of the same title.  Donation Requested.

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Nittany Leathernecks Vietnam War Commemoration
Jun
10
1:30 PM13:30

Nittany Leathernecks Vietnam War Commemoration

Nittany Leathernecks Detachment 302 and Centre County Veterans Affairs are proud to support Vietnam Veterans and their families.  Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to receive recognition.  All members of the community are invited to attend and observe this special ceremony. 

  • 1:30 - 2:00: Welcome
  • 2:00 - 3:00: Ceremony
  • 3:00 - 5:00: Picnic
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