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.
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.
CENTRE GIVES: MAY 8 & 9, 2018
We are now just under one week 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!
While planning for Centre Gives this year, we asked ourselves "Why is the Pennsylvania Military Museum important?" Some of our volunteers, re-enactors, and visitors answer this question and discuss what the Military Museum means to them in this video, shot during our WWII Revisited re-enactment.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday & Wednesday MAY 8 & 9, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT: EXPLORING THE ARMOR TOUR
Take a private history tour of the outside tracked vehicles, including a look inside the crew compartments. Tour begins in the museum theater. Seating is limited; reservations required. The tour typically lasts 2 hours. Admission to event: $15.00 per person, or $5.00 with museum membership.
Due to a cancellation, our June 2nd tour is no longer sold out - reserve your spot before we fill up once again!
DATE/TIME: Saturday JUNE 2, 2018 2:00 p.m.