EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 4/28/17

EVENTS: LECTURES (SATURDAY): “The Bonus Army March on Washington D.C.”  More than 20,000 former soldiers and their families occupied the nation’s capital between MAY and JULY 1932 to lobby for promised assistance due to military service in World War One.  Museum lecturer Mr. Sean Reilly will examine the history of this saga in civil disobedience; 10:30 a.m. “History of the 28th Division Shrine” Museum educator Joe Horvath traces the history of the Pennsylvania Military Museum and 28th Infantry Division’s National Shrine over the past 100 years; 1:30 p.m.  MOVIE (SUNDAY)“The Battle of the Somme,” ca. 1918; 2:30 p.m.             

DATE/TIME:    Saturday & Sunday APRIL 29/30, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Bonus Army, Photo Credit: Theodor Horydczak, Library of Congress. 

Bonus Army, Photo Credit: Theodor Horydczak, Library of Congress. 

28th Infantry Division National Shrine, Photo Credit: J. Horvath

28th Infantry Division National Shrine, Photo Credit: J. Horvath

EVENT: “Battery B Drill & Recruitment Drive” - Living historians of the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers encamp on the grounds demonstrating the Civil War era artillery drill and gun-fire procedures of the time.  New enlistments are welcome.

DATE/TIME:    Saturday MAY 06 starting at 10 a.m.

The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Centre County will host a Civil War era artillery drill and recruitment drive by the 3rd PA Volunteers on Saturday MAY 06 at 10 am.    Photo Credit: J. Horvath

The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Centre County will host a Civil War era artillery drill and recruitment drive by the 3rd PA Volunteers on Saturday MAY 06 at 10 am.    Photo Credit: J. Horvath

Centre Gives is a 36 hour giving event, raising funds and awareness for local organizations for 6 years. Since 2012 when Centre Gives began, it has benefitted over 150 local charities throughout Centre County, enhancing services across many interest areas - arts, animals, education, environment, and health & social services – and investing more than $4,000,000 in donations, prizes, and stretch pool funds into our community.

If you contribute to the Friends of the Pennsylvania Museum during CentreGives you should know that It’s not just a donation.  It's honoring the sacrifice & service of our men & women in uniform.  It is an investment in conserving and sharing our heritage for this and future generations.  And it’s an investment in educational & engaging events for our community.

Can we count on you?  This year, CentreGives is May 9th & 10th.  Please take a few minutes to go online at www.centregives.org and contribute.  The Friends of the Pennsylvania Military Museum are participating, and your contributions are appreciated!