EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 1/26/18

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WHAT'S IN A COLLECTION?

Telling the "Pennsylvania Story" through items and objects - what is in the Military Museum collection?  Learn the importance of preserving these items and stories.  Light refreshments.

DATE/TIME:  Friday JANUARY 26, 2018  6:00 p.m.

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THEY FOUGHT EQUALLY: U.S.C.T. IN THE CIVIL WAR

Approximately 180,000 men of color served in the Union Army by the end of the American Civil War, including approximately 19,000 in the U.S. Navy.  Learn how and why these men fought and their stories of freedom & sacrifice.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday FEBRUARY 10, 2018  3:00 p.m.

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FRIENDS' LECTURE SERIES: "DRAFTED INTO THE KOREAN WAR"

Drafted in 1951 into the US Army, Mr. James M. Wilson found himself suddenly transitioning from farm life with 9 brothers and sisters, to sleeping in a fox hole at -17 degrees during Korea’s coldest winter.  Follow along on this journey as he travels for the first time on a train ride across the country, and on to a ship with thousands of seasick recruits bound for Japan.  Accompanied with photos from his time there, Mr. Wilson will describe his 8 months of combat training in Japan to his time as a Mortar Gunner in the Korean War, where he earned a Purple Heart Medal.

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MARCH 4, 2018  2:00 p.m.