EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 5/26/17

WORLD WAR II REVISITED: A LIVING HISTORY BIVOUAC

Axis and Allied living historians encamp on the grounds, portraying field life in the European Theater of Operations, 1944-45. A short history of the war begins at 12:45 p.m., immediately followed by a tactical demonstration against German opposition. Join us for some cool World War II & beyond entertainment with the "Andrews Sisters" on Saturday @ 2:30 p.m. and the New Jersey Shore sensation Joey Vincent on Sunday @ 2:30 p.m. 

DATE/TIME: May 27th & 28th, 2017. Bivouac open to the public 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Museum open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday.


MEMORIAL DAY - OPEN

The museum will be open on Memorial Day, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join us for a guided tour in the museum at 11:00 a.m. and 1 p.m., and enjoy the Regional Antique Automobile Club of America's annual summer season kickoff event featuring many pre-war through modern classics on display throughout the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. $5.00 for on-site parking.


EXPLORING THE ARMOR TOUR - LAST CHANCE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

Take a private history tour of the outside tracked vehicles, including a look inside the crew compartments. Tour begins in the museum theatre. Seating is limited - reservations required. The tour typically lasts two hours. Admission: $15.00, or $5.00 for museum members. E-mail pmmfriendsbusmgr@gmail.com for reservations.

DATE/TIME: June 3rd, 2017. Tour begins at 2:00 p.m. in the museum theatre.


JUNE GUIDED TOUR WEEKENDS

Receive a personal guided tour for the regular admission price on Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 p.m. throughout the month of June. Join us for an afternoon of military history!

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 5/19/17

A CELEBRATION OF SERVICE: HONORING PENNSYLVANIA VETERANS

The citizens of the Commonwealth are invited to join with the Pennsylvania National Guard as they honor the service and sacrifice of veterans in a ceremony at their National Shrine on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. 

DATE/TIME: SUNDAY MAY 21, 2017; Museum opens at 10 a.m. – Ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m.

RICHARD KOONTZ MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES: UNCIVILIZED BARBARITY: MARITIME EVENTS LEADING THE UNITED STATES INTO WWI

Jim Bloom (Capt., USN Retired) will chronicle the entry of the United States into World War I 100 years ago on April 6th, 1917. President Woodrow Wilson, elected on a platform of pacifism and neutrality, found his hand forced by a series of savage and unchivalrous maritime events in 1915-1917 that compelled him to reverse his stance and seek a declaration of war against Germany.

DATE/TIME: WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, at 7:00 p.m.

WORLD WAR II REVISITED: A LIVING HISTORY BIVOUAC

Axis and Allied living historians encamp on the grounds, portraying field life in the European Theater of Operations, 1944-45. A short history of the war begins at 12:45 p.m., immediately followed by a tactical demonstration against German opposition. Join us for some cool World War II & beyond entertainment with the "Andrews Sisters" on Saturday @ 2:30 p.m. and the New Jersey Shore sensation Joey Vincent on Sunday @ 2:30 p.m. 

DATE/TIME: Bivouac open to the public 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Museum open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

MEMORIAL DAY - OPEN

The museum will be open on Memorial Day, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Enjoy the Regional Antique Automobile Club of America's annual summer season kickoff event featuring many pre-war through modern classics on display throughout the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. $5.00 for on-site parking.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 5/12/17

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CENTRE GIVES 2017: THANK YOU

At the conclusion of Centre Gives, the Friends of the Pennsylvania Military Museum had a total of 53 donors who raised an incredible $5,580. This total is more than 5 times our record that we achieved last year during Centre Gives 2016. We are extremely grateful to our membership and fellow community members who came together to support us during Centre Gives. We also had a great team of volunteers who brought bright ideas and worked hard this week assisting with mailings & phone calls. The help of our donors, members, and volunteers makes our mission possible. We thank all of you for your generosity and support.


An Apache helicopter lands on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum in this file photo of the PA National Guards’ Celebration of Service - a 98-year-old tradition honoring fallen members of the 28th Division at 51 Boal Ave, Centre County being held on Sunday, May 21 at 12:30 p.m.  The public is invited to attend. Credit: J. Horvath

An Apache helicopter lands on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum in this file photo of the PA National Guards’ Celebration of Service - a 98-year-old tradition honoring fallen members of the 28th Division at 51 Boal Ave, Centre County being held on Sunday, May 21 at 12:30 p.m.  The public is invited to attend. Credit: J. Horvath

A CELEBRATION OF SERVICE: HONORING PENNSYLVANIA VETERANS

The citizens of the Commonwealth are invited to join with the Pennsylvania National Guard as they honor the service and sacrifice of veterans in a ceremony at their National Shrine on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. 

DATE/TIME: SUNDAY MAY 21, 2017; Museum opens at 10 a.m. – Ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m.


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RICHARD KOONTZ MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES RESCHEDULED: "Uncivilized Barbarity: Maritime Events Leading the United States into World War I" 

Jim Bloom (Capt., USN Retired) will chronicle the entry of the United States into World War I 100 years ago on April 6th, 1917. President Woodrow Wilson, elected on a platform of pacifism and neutrality, found his hand forced by a series of savage and unchivalrous maritime events in 1915-1917 that compelled him to reverse his stance and seek a declaration of war against Germany.

DATE/TIME: WEDNESDAY MAY 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.


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WORLD WAR II REVISITED: A LIVING HISTORY BIVOUAC

Axis and Allied living historians encamp on the grounds, portraying field life in the European Theater of Operations, 1944-45. A short history of the war begins at 12:45 p.m., immediately followed by a tactical demonstration against German opposition. Join us for some cool World War II & beyond entertainment with the "Andrews Sisters" on Saturday @ 2:30 p.m. and the New Jersey Shore sensation Joey Vincent on Sunday @ 2:30 p.m. 

DATE/TIME: Bivouac open to the public 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Museum open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday.


Memorial Day - OPEN

The museum will be open on Memorial Day, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Enjoy the Regional Antique Automobile Club of America's annual summer season kickoff event featuring many pre-war through modern classics on display throughout the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. $5.00 for on-site parking.


BOOT CAMP FOR KIDS & BOOT CAMP PREP CLASS ENROLLMENT

The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg, Centre County is currently accepting enlistments for the following Summer Day Programs:

BOOT CAMP PREP CLASS –  Saturday JUNE 24: Learn the basics of close order drill as well as the history of the 28th Infantry Division Shrine and military museum.  Lunch provided.  Boot Camp Prep Class Application

BOOT CAMP for KIDS –  Saturday AUGUST 05: Day camp of military instruction for girls & boys ages 08 to 13.  Uniform shirt, hat & MRE lunch provided.  Registration deadline of 7/19.  Boot Camp For Kids Application

Centre Gives 2017: Thank You

At the conclusion of Centre Gives, the Friends of the Pennsylvania Military Museum had a total of 53 donors who raised an incredible $5,580. This total is more than 5 times our record that we achieved last year during Centre Gives 2016. We are extremely grateful to our membership and fellow community members who came together to support us during Centre Gives. We also had a great team of volunteers who brought bright ideas and worked hard this week assisting with mailings & phone calls.

The Friends of the Pennsylvania Military Museum's mission is to protect and preserve, for future generations, the legacy of Pennsylvanians who served in the military of the United States, and to support the Pennsylvania Military Museum and the 28th Division Memorial Shrine. The help of our donors, members, and volunteers makes our mission possible. We thank all of you for your generosity and support.

Centre Gives 2017, Day 2: We Can Do It!

After just one day of #CentreGives, the Friends of the Pennsylvania Military Museum has raised $4,100 thanks to the help of 42 wonderful donors! We are floored by your generosity and truly appreciate every contribution.

With approximately 10 hours left before the conclusion of Centre Gives (May 10th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.), there is still time to make a donation! Can we work together to preserve Pennsylvania's military history, remember our Pennsylvanian servicemen & women, and provide fun & educational events for our community? As Rosie the Riveter says - "We Can Do It!"

Our organization's page is available at https://centregives.org/organizations/142-friends-of-the-pennsylvania-military-museum. Thank you to all who have supported the Friends of the Pennsylvania Military Museum!