THEN & NOW LIVING HISTORY BIVOUAC
Visit this Living History Time Line of Uniforms & Equipment from the 18th through the 21st centuries on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Battle dress uniform show and weapons demonstration begins at 1:00 p.m. each day.
DATE/TIME: Saturday & Sunday SEPTEMBER 23 & 24, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CENTRAL PA CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE: "THE NEW MEXICO CAMPAIGN AND BATTLE OF GLORIETA PASS, THE GETTYSBURG OF THE WEST"
Presented by Lynn and Julianne Herman, this lecture will discuss the Confederate aim to capture the gold and silver mines of California and Colorado. CSA Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley vs. Union forces led by Col. Edward Canby, Col. John Slough and Major John Chivington Feb-Mar 1862.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday OCTOBER 3, 2017 7:00 p.m.
RICHARD KOONTZ MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES: "ONE DEATH AMONG MANY: THE SHORT LIFE OF PHILADELPHIAN HENRY HOWARD HOUSTON, II"
Henry Howard Houston, II, scion of one of the wealthiest families of Philadelphia, was among the many people from elite East Coast families who supported early US intervention in World War One. He was an ambulance driver in France before US involvement. When the US declared war, he went back to America, joined the 28th Division and became an artillery staff officer. He, like so many others, did not survive the conflict. Mr. Greifenstein will talk about Lt. Houston’s life and how he became one of the many who died in the Great War.
DATE/TIME: Wednesday OCTOBER 4, 2017 7:00 p.m.
KEEPING IT CLEAN: A HISTORY OF ARMS & CLEANING TECHNIQUES
Museum educators, guides, and re-enactors will demonstrate the proper cleaning techniques for various weapons found in the museum armory while explaining the history of the arm. Donation requested.
DATE/TIME: Saturday OCTOBER 7, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SPECIAL TOUR: "INSIDE THE BELLY OF THE BEAST"
Take a private tour of the inside and outside of the Pennsylvania Military Museum by joining one of our educators for a look behind-the-curtain of how the museum operates and its history. Tour will include the gallery space, collections & holdings, historical vehicle building, and staff-only areas. Tour begins in the Museum theater. Seating is limited - reservations required. The tour lasts two hours. Admission: $15.00, or $5.00 for museum members.
DATE/TIME: Saturday OCTOBER 28, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.