EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 4/27/18

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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.

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BATTERY B DRILL EXERCISE

The Civil War re-enactment group of the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers encamp on the grounds demonstrating the loading and firing of artillery pieces during their annual safety training and recruitment drive.  Interested persons of all ages are invited to enlist.  

DATE/TIME:  Saturday MAY 5, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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FRIENDS' LECTURE SERIES: "WORLD WAR I THROUGH THE EYES OF A COMMON SOLDIER"

Kenneth Redline, an Altoona boy, joined the Army to play baseball, and although he hadn't bargained for a war, he took his change of status in good humor.  After all, he was 21, single, and up for adventure.  Among the first to arrive in France in August of 1917, Ken was destined to bear witness to it all -- life in the trenches, the carnage of battle, the power of raw courage, political and military ineptitude, the poignance of brief and fleeting romance in the face of certain death and the singular bond that connects men who have fought together. Using excerpts from Dig or Die, Redline's fictionalized account of life in the uniform of the U.S. Army, his daughter and editor Judith Redline Coopey shares his adventures and insights and speculates on the lasting effect of such an experience on the rest of a man's life.

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MAY 6, 2018  2:00 p.m.

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COMING SOON: CENTRE GIVES 2018

We are just under two weeks away from the beginning of Centre Gives!  Centre Gives is a 36-hour online giving campaign that benefits local non-profits in Centre County, Pennsylvania.  Donations sent through Centre Gives go directly to local non-profits and qualify these organizations for a share of a $200,000 stretch pool of additional prize money.  This means that your donation goes further than any other time of the year! 

The Friends of the Pennsylvania Military Museum will be participating in Centre Gives once again this year on May 8th and 9th, 2018.  Last year, the $6,241.32 raised from our donors and our share of the stretch pool allowed us to expand upon museum programs, events, and even helped fund the restoration of two Jeeps, a Willys and an M38A1.  We are grateful to last year's donors as your generosity has allowed us to continue our mission in supporting the Pennsylvania Military Museum.  Thank you!

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday & Wednesday, May 8th & 9th, for Centre Gives 2018, and bookmark our organization page on www.centregives.org.  We will also stay in touch through e-mail, our website, and social media as the date approaches.  Stay tuned!

If you are interested in getting more involved, we are seeking volunteers to make phone calls during Centre Gives!  We typically run two hour shifts - 10:00 - 12:00, 12:00 - 2:00, and 2:00 - 4:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday - but any time you could spare would be appreciated.  If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please contact us at pmmfriendsbusmgr@gmail.com or call us at 814-466-6401.

DATE/TIME:  Tuesday & Wednesday MAY 8 & 9, 2018  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.