EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 2/23/18

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FRIENDS' LECTURE SERIES: "DRAFTED INTO THE KOREAN WAR"

Drafted in 1951 into the US Army, Mr. James M. Wilson found himself suddenly transitioning from farm life with 9 brothers and sisters, to sleeping in a fox hole at -17 degrees during Korea’s coldest winter.  Follow along on this journey as he travels for the first time on a train ride across the country, and on to a ship with thousands of seasick recruits bound for Japan.  Accompanied with photos from his time there, Mr. Wilson will describe his 8 months of combat training in Japan to his time as a Mortar Gunner in the Korean War, where he earned a Purple Heart Medal.

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MARCH 4, 2018  2:00 p.m.

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FILM: "WHY WE FIGHT"

Screening of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series on World War II, beginning at 10:30 a.m. 

DATE/TIME:  Saturday MARCH 10, 2018  10:30 a.m.

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CHARTER DAY: FREE ADMISSION

King Charles II granted a Charter to William Penn in 1681 which founded "Penn's Woods".  We commemorate this event with free admission, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MARCH 11, 2018  12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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RESERVE YOUR SPOT: EXPLORING THE ARMOR TOUR

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 2 hours. Admission to event: $15.00, or $5.00 with museum membership. 

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MARCH 25, 2018  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Exploring the Armor Tour (March 25) Online Registration

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 2/16/18

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FRIENDS' LECTURE SERIES: "DRAFTED INTO THE KOREAN WAR"

Drafted in 1951 into the US Army, Mr. James M. Wilson found himself suddenly transitioning from farm life with 9 brothers and sisters, to sleeping in a fox hole at -17 degrees during Korea’s coldest winter.  Follow along on this journey as he travels for the first time on a train ride across the country, and on to a ship with thousands of seasick recruits bound for Japan.  Accompanied with photos from his time there, Mr. Wilson will describe his 8 months of combat training in Japan to his time as a Mortar Gunner in the Korean War, where he earned a Purple Heart Medal.

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MARCH 4, 2018  2:00 p.m.

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FILM: "WHY WE FIGHT"

Screening of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series on World War II, beginning at 10:30 a.m. 

DATE/TIME:  Saturday MARCH 10, 2018  10:30 a.m.

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CHARTER DAY: FREE ADMISSION

King Charles II granted a Charter to William Penn in 1681 which founded "Penn's Woods".  We commemorate this event with free admission, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MARCH 11, 2018  12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 2/9/18

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THEY FOUGHT EQUALLY: U.S.C.T. IN THE CIVIL WAR

Approximately 180,000 men of color served in the Union Army by the end of the American Civil War, including approximately 19,000 in the U.S. Navy.  Learn how and why these men fought and their stories of freedom & sacrifice.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday FEBRUARY 10, 2018  3:00 p.m.

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FRIENDS' LECTURE SERIES: "DRAFTED INTO THE KOREAN WAR"

Drafted in 1951 into the US Army, Mr. James M. Wilson found himself suddenly transitioning from farm life with 9 brothers and sisters, to sleeping in a fox hole at -17 degrees during Korea’s coldest winter.  Follow along on this journey as he travels for the first time on a train ride across the country, and on to a ship with thousands of seasick recruits bound for Japan.  Accompanied with photos from his time there, Mr. Wilson will describe his 8 months of combat training in Japan to his time as a Mortar Gunner in the Korean War, where he earned a Purple Heart Medal.

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MARCH 4, 2018  2:00 p.m.

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FILM: "WHY WE FIGHT"

Screening of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series on World War II, beginning at 10:30 a.m. 

DATE/TIME:  Saturday MARCH 10, 2018  10:30 a.m.

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CHARTER DAY: FREE ADMISSION

King Charles II granted a Charter to William Penn in 1681 which founded "Penn's Woods".  We commemorate this event with free admission, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MARCH 11, 2018  12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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CENTRAL PA CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE LECTURES

The schedule for this year's Central PA Civil War Round Table lectures has been added to our event calendar.  The first lecture for 2018 is titled "Pettigrew/Trimble Charge at Gettysburg".    General Lee and the Virginia newspapers made General George Pickett immortal at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, with "Pickett's Charge."  But, Pickett's was only one of the three Divisions assigned by General James Longstreet to assault the center of the Union line.  Learn about the two other Confederate Divisions under Generals Johnston Pettigrew and Isaac Trimble in this lecture by Don Ernsberger.

DATE/TIME:  Tuesday APRIL 3, 2018  7:00 p.m.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 2/2/18

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THEY FOUGHT EQUALLY: U.S.C.T. IN THE CIVIL WAR

Approximately 180,000 men of color served in the Union Army by the end of the American Civil War, including approximately 19,000 in the U.S. Navy.  Learn how and why these men fought and their stories of freedom & sacrifice.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday FEBRUARY 10, 2018  3:00 p.m.

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FRIENDS' LECTURE SERIES: "DRAFTED INTO THE KOREAN WAR"

Drafted in 1951 into the US Army, Mr. James M. Wilson found himself suddenly transitioning from farm life with 9 brothers and sisters, to sleeping in a fox hole at -17 degrees during Korea’s coldest winter.  Follow along on this journey as he travels for the first time on a train ride across the country, and on to a ship with thousands of seasick recruits bound for Japan.  Accompanied with photos from his time there, Mr. Wilson will describe his 8 months of combat training in Japan to his time as a Mortar Gunner in the Korean War, where he earned a Purple Heart Medal.

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MARCH 4, 2018  2:00 p.m.

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FILM: "WHY WE FIGHT"

Screening of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series on World War II, beginning at 10:30 a.m. 

DATE/TIME:  Saturday MARCH 10, 2018  10:30 a.m.

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CHARTER DAY: FREE ADMISSION

King Charles II granted a Charter to William Penn in 1681 which founded "Penn's Woods".  We commemorate this event with free admission, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MARCH 11, 2018  12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 1/26/18

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WHAT'S IN A COLLECTION?

Telling the "Pennsylvania Story" through items and objects - what is in the Military Museum collection?  Learn the importance of preserving these items and stories.  Light refreshments.

DATE/TIME:  Friday JANUARY 26, 2018  6:00 p.m.

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THEY FOUGHT EQUALLY: U.S.C.T. IN THE CIVIL WAR

Approximately 180,000 men of color served in the Union Army by the end of the American Civil War, including approximately 19,000 in the U.S. Navy.  Learn how and why these men fought and their stories of freedom & sacrifice.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday FEBRUARY 10, 2018  3:00 p.m.

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FRIENDS' LECTURE SERIES: "DRAFTED INTO THE KOREAN WAR"

Drafted in 1951 into the US Army, Mr. James M. Wilson found himself suddenly transitioning from farm life with 9 brothers and sisters, to sleeping in a fox hole at -17 degrees during Korea’s coldest winter.  Follow along on this journey as he travels for the first time on a train ride across the country, and on to a ship with thousands of seasick recruits bound for Japan.  Accompanied with photos from his time there, Mr. Wilson will describe his 8 months of combat training in Japan to his time as a Mortar Gunner in the Korean War, where he earned a Purple Heart Medal.

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MARCH 4, 2018  2:00 p.m.