KIDS DAY: DRESS UP & DISCOVER!
Kids of all ages get to try on field gear and head gear from the museum education collection. Visit education stations in the galleries for more fun discoveries throughout the day. Regular admission rates apply.
DATE/TIME: Saturday APRIL 7, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
FRIENDS' LECTURE SERIES: "HISTORY OF BEN FRANKLIN'S ASSOCIATORS"
Brigadier General (Retired) Jerry G. Beck Jr. , 28th Infantry Division, will speak on the origin of the PA National Guard and its beginnings in Philadelphia in 1747 with Ben Franklin, including a discussion of Ben Franklin's "Associators" and how Ben Franklin started the Pennsylvania Militia.
DATE/TIME: Sunday APRIL 8, 2018 2:00 p.m.
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.
- 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"
- 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.
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.