EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 8/10/18

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GUIDED TOUR WEEKENDS

Receive a personal guided tour for the regular admission price.  Tour begins at 1:00 p.m. 

DATE/TIME: Saturdays & Sundays throughout AUGUST   1:00 p.m.

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION ROUND TABLE OF CENTRAL PA: "BRADDOCK'S DEFEAT: THE BATTLE OF 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.

DATE/TIME: Sunday AUGUST 12, 2018  2:00 p.m.

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OPEN LABOR DAY

Open for regular hours on Labor Day.  Guided tours at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

DATE/TIME: Monday SEPTEMBER 3, 2018  2:00 p.m.

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THEN & NOW LIVING HISTORY BIVOUAC 

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

DATE/TIME: Saturday & Sunday SEPTEMBER 8 & 9, 2018  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 8/3/18

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GUIDED TOUR WEEKENDS

Receive a personal guided tour for the regular admission price.  Tour begins at 1:00 p.m. 

DATE/TIME: Saturdays & Sundays throughout AUGUST   1:00 p.m.

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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.

DATE/TIME: Sunday AUGUST 5, 2018  2:00 p.m.

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CENTRAL PA CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE: "FOR THE PEOPLE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF 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.   

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

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REGISTER FOR OUR NEXT 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 per person, or $5.00 with museum membership.

Exploring the Armor Tour (September 23) Online Registration

DATE/TIME:  Sunday SEPTEMBER 23, 2018  2:00 p.m.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 7/27/18

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GUIDED TOUR WEEKENDS

Receive a personal guided tour for the regular admission price.  Tour begins at 1:00 p.m. 

DATE/TIME: Saturdays & Sundays throughout AUGUST   1:00 p.m.

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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.

DATE/TIME: Sunday AUGUST 5, 2018  2:00 p.m.

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CENTRAL PA CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE: "FOR THE PEOPLE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF 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.   

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

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 7/20/18

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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.

DATE/TIME:  Friday JULY 20, 2018  6:30 p.m.

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VIETNAM REVISITED LIVING HISTORY BIVOUAC

Living historians bivouac on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum portraying the combat soldier of the Vietnam era in Southeast Asia.  Daily programs include accompanying squads on Recon Patrols and a tactical patrol ambush demonstration at 1:30 p.m. 

DATE/TIME:  Saturday & Sunday JULY 21 & 22, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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LECTURE: "NAPALM AND AGENT ORANGE: TWO ICONIC CHEMICAL WEAPONS OF THE VIETNAM WAR" 

Developed during WWII, napalm was a psychologically and physically scarring weapon.  Agent Orange was a herbicide used to kill off the thick jungle canopy in South Vietnam thereby denying the enemy any cover and concealment.  Museum volunteer and retired Armstrong chemist Dr. Ron Lenox will discuss the development and deployment of this now banned technology.  

DATE/TIME:  Saturday JULY 21, 2018  10:30 a.m.

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BOOT CAMP FOR KIDS: LAST DAY TO REGISTER!

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. 

DATE/TIME:  Saturday AUGUST 4, 2018  8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Boot Camp For Kids 2018 Online Registration | Printable Boot Camp Application

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 7/6/18

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CENTRAL PA CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE: "ZOUAVES: AMERICA'S FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS"

Mr. Schroeder will dress in a Zouave uniform and display more Zouave uniforms as he discusses their origin in Africa and France and the Zouaves who wore these uniforms in the Civil War.

DATE/TIME:  Tuesday JULY 10, 2018  7:00 p.m.

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PEOPLE'S CHOICE FESTIVAL OF PENNSYLVANIA ARTS

Annual arts and crafts festival features the best of Central Pennsylvania's artisans with food, fun, and family entertainment in a park-like setting.  Visit www.peopleschoicefestival.com for more information.  $5 for on-site parking. 

DATE/TIME:  Thursday - Sunday JULY 12 - 15, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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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.

DATE/TIME:  Friday JULY 20, 2018  6:30 p.m.

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VIETNAM REVISITED LIVING HISTORY BIVOUAC

Living historians bivouac on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum portraying the combat soldier of the Vietnam era in Southeast Asia.  Daily programs include accompanying squads on Recon Patrols and a tactical patrol ambush demonstration at 1:30 p.m. 

DATE/TIME:  Saturday & Sunday JULY 21 & 22, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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BOOT CAMP FOR KIDS: APPLY BY JULY 20TH!

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. 

DATE/TIME:  Saturday AUGUST 4, 2018  8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Boot Camp For Kids 2018 Online Registration | Printable Boot Camp Application