EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 2/2/18

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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.

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FILM: "WHY WE FIGHT"

Screening of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series on World War II, beginning at 10:30 a.m. 

DATE/TIME:  Saturday MARCH 10, 2018  10:30 a.m.

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CHARTER DAY: FREE ADMISSION

King Charles II granted a Charter to William Penn in 1681 which founded "Penn's Woods".  We commemorate this event with free admission, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MARCH 11, 2018  12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.