EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 9/29/17

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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.

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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.

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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.

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VIETNAM LECTURE SERIES: INTRODUCTION

By the time it ended in 1975, the Vietnam War was the longest war in which the United States had ever been engaged.  It began as a modest advisory effort in the 1950s following the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu and eventually became a major engagement with more than one-half million troops in country during its peak in 1968.  The introductory session provides an overview of the war along with a detailed explanation on “how we got in” and “why we got out."  Featured speakers are Carol Reardon ("Overview of the Vietnam War") and Al Turgeon ("How We Got In and Why We Got Out").

DATE/TIME:  Sunday OCTOBER 15, 2017  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.