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EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 5/17/19

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A CELEBRATION OF SERVICE: HONORING PENNSYLVANIA VETERANS

U.S. Army reunion and memorial service sponsored by the Pennsylvania National Guard commemorating the Pennsylvanian Citizen Soldier with a military band concert and equipment displays.  Ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. EVERYONE IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO COME OUT AND SHOW THEIR SUPPORT!

DATE/TIME:  Sunday, MAY 19, 2019 12:30 - 4:00 pm

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MILITARY MUSEUM MURPH

This Event has been cancelled. Please check with CrossFit Nittany for more information.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday, MAY 25, 2019 9:00 - 3:00 pm

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WORLD WAR II REVISITED LIVING HISTORY BIVOUAC

Axis and Allied living historians encamp on the grounds portraying field life in the European Theater of Operations, 1944-45.  A short history of the war begins at 12:45 p.m. immediately followed by a tactical demonstration against German opposition. Donation requested.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday, MAY 25, 2019 10:00 - 5:00 pm, Sunday, MAY 26, 2019 10:00 - 5:00

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THE DAWN OF A WORLD FOREVER CHANGED: The 509th Composite Group & the Atomic Bomb: On Saturday, May 25, at 3:00 pm, Museum Senior Lecturer Scott Davis will discuss the Air Group that trained for and dropped the first nuclear bomb. Admission required.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday, MAY 25, 2019 3:00 pm

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 5/10/19

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Dispatches of D-Day: A People's History of The Normandy Invasion

Historian Jared Frederick will be presenting his latest book, Dispatches of D-Day: A People's History of the Normandy Invasion.

DATE/TIME:  Thursday MAY 16, 2019 7:00 p.m.

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A Celebration of Service: Honoring Pennsylvania Veterans

U.S. Army reunion and memorial service sponsored by the Pennsylvania National Guard commemorating the Pennsylvanian Citizen Soldier with a military band concert and equipment displays.  Ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m.

DATE/TIME:  Sunday, MAY 19, 2019 12:30 - 4:00 pm

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING US DURING CENTRE GIVES!!!

We surpassed our goals and look forward to sharing more details with you in the near future!

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 5/3/19

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CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT

Civil War re-enactors encamp on the grounds of the PMM, including the Civil War re-enactment group of the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, 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 & Sunday MAY 4 & 5, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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FRIENDS’ LECTURE SERIES: “THE KOREAN WAR AND MODERN KOREA”

Speaker: CDR Richard L. Bigelow, USNR (ret.)

CDR Richard L. Bigelow, USNR (ret.), recognized expert on Korea and editor/publisher of “Korea Chronology”, will lead a discussion of the Korean War and how it has shaped modern North and South Korea, including a discussion of the current nuclear crisis with North Korea. CDR Bigelow has spoken on Korea and the Korean War at various military, academic and civilian venues throughout the United States. 

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MAY 5, 2019 2:00 p.m.

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Dispatches of D-Day: A People's History of The Normandy Invasion

Historian Jared Frederick will be presenting his latest book, Dispatches of D-Day: A People's History of the Normandy Invasion.

DATE/TIME:  Thursday MAY 16, 2019 7:00 p.m.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 4/26/19

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THE GREAT WAR REMEMBERED

This weekend remembers World War I with lectures, film, and a living history encampment that demonstrates life on the Western Front.

Saturday Lectures:

  • 10:30: “The Stories I’ll Tell When I Get Home: The Legacy of American Nurses in WWI” by Dr. Julie Decker, PSU Nursing

  • 2:00: “Armor After the Armistice: What Do We Do With All These Tanks?” by Mr. Mike Siggins, Armor Historian

Sunday Lecture:

  • 2:00: “The US Marines at Belleau Wood” by Mike Poorman, USMC

DATE/TIME:  Saturday & Sunday APRIL 27 & 28, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT

Civil War re-enactors encamp on the grounds of the PMM, including the Civil War re-enactment group of the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, 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 & Sunday MAY 4 & 5, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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FRIENDS’ LECTURE SERIES: “THE KOREAN WAR AND MODERN KOREA”

Speaker: CDR Richard L. Bigelow, USNR (ret.)

CDR Richard L. Bigelow, USNR (ret.), recognized expert on Korea and editor/publisher of “Korea Chronology”, will lead a discussion of the Korean War and how it has shaped modern North and South Korea, including a discussion of the current nuclear crisis with North Korea. CDR Bigelow has spoken on Korea and the Korean War at various military, academic and civilian venues throughout the United States. 

DATE/TIME:  Sunday MAY 5, 2019 2:00 p.m.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 4/12/19

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KIDS DAY: DRESS UP AND DISCOVER!

Kids of all ages get to try on the 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 13, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION ROUND TABLE SPEAKER SERIES

Ed Lengel, former chief historian of the White House Historical Association and 2018 Colonial Williamsburg Revolutionary in Residence historian, will be the speaker for the launch of the 2019 Speaker Series. Ed is an award-winning author and historian, and frequent contributor to national TV and radio broadcasts for NPR, the History Channel and more. Lengel’s list of books on American history and in particular, its first president, far exceed space to list here. Suffice it to say, this presentation should not be missed! Join us for compelling stories and insights into the founding of our nation and one of its most impactful and prominent Founding Fathers, George Washington. Ed Lengel is sure to inform, inspire, and delight audiences of every age and knowledge level of American history.

DATE/TIME:  Sunday APRIL 14, 2019 2:00 p.m.

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THE GREAT WAR REMEMBERED

This weekend remembers World War I with lectures, film, and a living history encampment that demonstrates life on the Western Front.

Saturday Lectures:

  • 10:30: “The Stories I’ll Tell When I Get Home: The Legacy of American Nurses in WWI” by Dr. Julie Decker, PSU Nursing

  • 2:00: “Armor After the Armistice: What Do We Do With All These Tanks?” by Mr. Mike Siggins, Armor Historian

Sunday Lecture:

  • 2:00: “The US Marines at Belleau Wood” by Mike Poorman, USMC

DATE/TIME:  Saturday & Sunday APRIL 27 & 28, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.