EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 6/21/19

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Guided Tours

  • Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23, 2019

  • 1:00 PM 

Receive a personal guided tour for the regular admission price at 1:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays throughout June.

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Kids Day: Dress Up & Discover!

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019

  • 10:00 AM  to 3:00 PM

Kids of all ages get to try on the field gear and head gear from the museum education collection.  Pose for pictures behind the wheel of an authentic Jeep! Visit education stations in the galleries for more fun discoveries throughout the day. Regular Admission Rates Apply.

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DOCUMENTARY: "The Battle of the Somme"

  • Saturday, July 6, 2019

  • 2:30 PM

In 1916, a British War Office film crew documents the first days of this summer battle that lasted four months at the cost of more than one million killed and wounded. The film was rushed for release to the public in the hopes of boosting morale. Regular admission rates apply.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 6/14/19

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Guided Tours

  • Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2019

  • 1:00 PM 

Receive a personal guided tour for the regular admission price at 1:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays throughout June.

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LECTURE/MOVIE: “The Bear that Inspired Winnie the Pooh”

  • Sunday, June 16, 2019

  • 1:30 PM

Adopted by a Canadian Regimental Veterinarian before being shipped to England for service in World War One, this presentation and movie tells the story of the real bear at the London Zoo that inspired the author A.A. Milne.  Donations encouraged for admission.

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Kids Day: Dress Up & Discover!

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019

  • 10:00 AM  to 3:00 PM

Kids of all ages get to try on the field gear and head gear from the museum education collection.  Pose for pictures behind the wheel of an authentic Jeep! Visit education stations in the galleries for more fun discoveries throughout the day. Regular Admission Rates Apply.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 6/7/19

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Guided Tours

  • Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2019

  • 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM

Receive a personal guided tour for the regular admission price at 1:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays throughout June.

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Honoring Anna Keichline

  • Friday, June 14, 2019

  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join the Bellefonte Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg to honor Anna Wagner Keichline, a 2019 inductee for the NSDAR Women in American History Award. 

As the first woman to be registered as an architect in Pennsylvania, an inventor who was granted seven patents, a suffragist, and a Special Agent in the Military Intelligence Division of the Army during World War I, Anna Wagner Keichline, (1889-1943) was as unique and accomplished as one could imagine.

DAR member and Anna’s great niece, Nancy Perkins FIDSA, will give a visual presentation about Keichline’s extraordinary life based on her many years of research. Anna’s career path and life will inspire all ages, particularly girls who may be considering careers in architecture or industrial design and all are welcome at this event. 

Please plan to join us for this celebration to honor Anna Keichline at the NSDAR’s Flag Day event. 

For more information, please contact Sue Kellerman, Bellefonte Chapter NSDAR Historian at: lsk3@psu.edu or 814-571-4221.

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Flag Day Celebration

  • Friday, June 14, 2019

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The State College Elks and local veteran’s organizations host a joint Flag Day and flag retirement ceremony on the grounds of the 28th Infantry Division Shrine. 

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 5/31/19

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Guided Tour

  • Saturday, June 1, 2019

  • 1:00 PM  2:00 PM

Receive a personal guided tour for the regular admission price at 1:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays throughout June.

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Exploring the Armor

  • Saturday, June 1, 2019

  • 2:00 PM  3:00 PM

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 to Event: $15.00 ($5.00 with museum membership).

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Friends' Lecture Series: "General Westmoreland Saved My Life"

  • Sunday, June 2, 2019

  • 2:00 PM  3:00 PM

Speaker: Sam Hayes, Jr.

Join us for a lecture by Vietnam Veteran & PA House Representative Sam Hayes, Jr. on his experiences in Vietnam. Come prepared with questions for our speaker and join him and fellow attendees in a discussion of Vietnam and other related topics.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 5/24/19

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WORLD WAR II REVISITED 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. Donation requested.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday, MAY 25, 2019 10:00 - 5:00 pm, Sunday, MAY 26, 2019 10:00 - 5:00

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THE DAWN OF A WORLD FOREVER CHANGED: The 509th Composite Group & the Atomic Bomb:

On Saturday, May 25, at 3:00 pm, Museum Senior Lecturer Scott Davis will discuss the Air Group that trained for and dropped the first nuclear bomb. Admission required.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday, MAY 25, 2019 3:00 pm

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Encore Presentation! Dispatches of D-Day: A People's History of The Normandy Invasion

Historian Jared Frederick will be presenting his latest book, Dispatches of D-Day: A People's History of the Normandy Invasion. Using 1944 newspaper accounts and letters as its foundation, Frederick's book takes a fresh look at the events and emotions of the invasion, providing moving portraits of the soldiers and civilians who experienced what General Dwight D. Eisenhower called "the great crusade."

DATE/TIME:  Sunday, MAY 26, 2019 3:00 p.m, at the Pavilion; donation requested.

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Allegheny Mountain Region A.A.C.A Car Show

Regional Antique Automobile Club of America Chapter’s annual summer season kickoff event featuring many pre-war through modern classics on display throughout the grounds of the 28th Division Shrine Complex/PA Military Museum. $5 for on-site parking.

DATE/TIME:  Monday, MAY 27, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.