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.
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 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.
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