EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 4/13/18

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THE GREAT WAR REMEMBERED 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of American combat troops fighting in France and the end of the First World War.  This weekend remembers that time with lectures, film, and a living history encampment that demonstrates life on the Western Front.  Admission is charged for inside programming.

Saturday Lectures: 

  • 10:30 a.m. - "Collier's Photo History of the European War"
  • 1:30 p.m. - "The Tank in World War I: From Desperation to Dominance" 

Sunday Film:

  • 1:30 p.m. - "America Goes Over" (c. 1918)

DATE/TIME:  Saturday/Sunday APRIL 14 & 15, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION ROUND TABLE OF CENTRAL PA: "1777 - TIPPING POINT AT SARATOGA"

In the autumn of 1777, near Saratoga, New York, an inexperienced and improvised American army led by General Horatio Gates faced off against the highly trained British and German forces led by General John Burgoyne.  Despite inferior organization and training, the Americans exploited access to fresh reinforcements of men and material, and ultimately handed the British a stunning defeat.  The American victory, for the first time in the war, confirmed that independence from Great Britain was all but inevitable.

Author and archaeologist Dean Snow will speak about his book “1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga”, how veterans of the battles wrote about their experiences, how historians have written about the battles, and how he as an archeologist wrote about the subject. 

DATE/TIME:  Wednesday APRIL 25, 2018  6:30 p.m.

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CENTRAL PA CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE: "A CIVIL WAR WATERSHED? ASSESSING THE MILITARY, POLITICAL, AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF ANTIETAM"

The Civil War Era Center at Penn State is sponsoring this lecture.  A former History Professor at Penn State, Dr. Gary Gallaher is currently the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia.  He is one of the foremost historians, lecturers and authors of the Civil War period. His publications include "The American Civil War: The War in the East" and "The Antietam Campaign."

DATE/TIME:  Tuesday MAY 1, 2018  7:00 p.m.