EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 10/04/19

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Civil War Barons

  • Sunday, October 6, 2019

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nineteen renowned Northern businessmen made significant contributions to the Union war effort. Their companies benefited from the need for goods during the four-year conflict. John Deere, Cyrus McCormick, Gail Borden, Edward Squibb, Philip Armour, Andrew Carnegie, Frederick Weyerhaeuser, and the Studebaker brothers, as well as other, lesser known, remarkable businessmen will be discussed.

Jeffery D. Wert is a retired Penns Valley Area High School history teacher and the author of hundreds of magazine articles, essays, columns, and several books on aspects of the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg: Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.

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Tanks and Treats: Safe Trick-or-Treat Night

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019

  • 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Join local businesses and community members on the Front Parade Grounds Walking Path for a night of treats for our local youth.  Businesses, Clubs and Organizations must preregister - rules and regulations apply. No charge for youth attendees. Parking is free.


EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 9/27/19

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Exploring the Armor

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019

  • 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

  • Take a private history tour of the outside tracked vehicles including a look inside the crew compartments.  Tour begins in the Museum theater.  Seating is limited; Reservations required. The tour typically lasts two hours.   Admission to Event: $15.00 ($5.00 with Museum membership).

Exploring the Armor 9/29/19 Online Registration Form

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Civil War Barons

  • Sunday, October 6, 2019

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nineteen renowned Northern businessmen made significant contributions to the Union war effort. Their companies benefited from the need for goods during the four-year conflict. John Deere, Cyrus McCormick, Gail Borden, Edward Squibb, Philip Armour, Andrew Carnegie, Frederick Weyerhaeuser, and the Studebaker brothers, as well as other, lesser known, remarkable businessmen will be discussed.

Jeffery D. Wert is a retired Penns Valley Area High School history teacher and the author of hundreds of magazine articles, essays, columns, and several books on aspects of the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg: Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 9/20/19

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Exploring the Armor

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019

  • 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

  • Take a private history tour of the outside tracked vehicles including a look inside the crew compartments.  Tour begins in the Museum theater.  Seating is limited; Reservations required. The tour typically lasts two hours.   Admission to Event: $15.00 ($5.00 with Museum membership).

Exploring the Armor 9/29/19 Online Registration Form

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Civil War Barons

  • Sunday, October 6, 2019

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nineteen renowned Northern businessmen made significant contributions to the Union war effort. Their companies benefited from the need for goods during the four-year conflict. John Deere, Cyrus McCormick, Gail Borden, Edward Squibb, Philip Armour, Andrew Carnegie, Frederick Weyerhaeuser, and the Studebaker brothers, as well as other, lesser known, remarkable businessmen will be discussed.

Jeffery D. Wert is a retired Penns Valley Area High School history teacher and the author of hundreds of magazine articles, essays, columns, and several books on aspects of the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg: Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 8/30/19

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OPEN Labor Day

  • Monday, September 2, 2019

  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open on Labor Day. Guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Liberation and Loss: America and the Holocaust

  • Sunday, September 8, 2019

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This engaging lecture by historian Jared Frederick will offer unique perspective on Americans' perceptions and reactions to the Holocaust in Europe from the 1930’s through the 1940’s. 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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Then & Now Living History Encampment

  • Sat, Sep 21 and Sun Sept 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Visit this Living History Time Line of military uniforms and equipment from the 18th through the 21st centuries on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Battle dress uniform show and weapons demonstration begin at 1:00 p.m. each day.