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.
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.
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.
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.
CENTRAL PA CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE LECTURES
The schedule for this year's Central PA Civil War Round Table lectures has been added to our event calendar. The first lecture for 2018 is titled "Pettigrew/Trimble Charge at Gettysburg". General Lee and the Virginia newspapers made General George Pickett immortal at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, with "Pickett's Charge." But, Pickett's was only one of the three Divisions assigned by General James Longstreet to assault the center of the Union line. Learn about the two other Confederate Divisions under Generals Johnston Pettigrew and Isaac Trimble in this lecture by Don Ernsberger.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday APRIL 3, 2018 7:00 p.m.