Museum News

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 12/7/18

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PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY TRIBUTE

77 years ago on December 7th, the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Hawaii was attacked by aircraft from the Imperial Japanese Navy.  America was at war.  The tribute is held beneath the guns of the battleship USS Pennsylvania, which was a witness to that attack. There will also be a screening of the documentary “World War II: Crusade in the Pacific”, as well as guided tours and light refreshments. 

DATE/TIME:  Friday DECEMBER 7, 2018  12:45 p.m.

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BOB HOPE’S 1967 CHRISTMAS TOUR

From World War II through the Gulf War, “The One-Man Morale Machine,” Bob Hope, brought a slice of Americana to deployed service personnel, especially during the Holidays. By 1967, nearly half a million Americans were stationed in Southeast Asia countering the Communist threat. We were winning! Join us for a review of this year in history and a viewing of the ’67 tour featuring special guests Raquel Welch, actress/singer Elaine Dunn, and Miss World Madeleine Bel.

DATE/TIME:  Sunday DECEMBER 16, 2018  1:30 p.m.

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TOYS FOR TOTS MUSEUM DROP-OFF

Sponsored by the Nittany Leathernecks. Drop off your toy donations for Toys for Tots during our open hours, and stop by the Museum Store for some holiday shopping!

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 11/30/18

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PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY TRIBUTE

77 years ago on December 7th, the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Hawaii was attacked by aircraft from the Imperial Japanese Navy.  America was at war.  The tribute is held beneath the guns of the battleship USS Pennsylvania, which was a witness to that attack. There will also be a screening of the documentary “World War II: Crusade in the Pacific”, as well as guided tours and light refreshments. 

DATE/TIME:  Friday DECEMBER 7, 2018  12:45 p.m.

Bob_Hope_show_on_USS_Ticonderoga_(CVA-14)_off_Vietnam_in_December_1965.jpg

BOB HOPE’S 1967 CHRISTMAS TOUR

From World War II through the Gulf War, “The One-Man Morale Machine,” Bob Hope, brought a slice of Americana to deployed service personnel, especially during the Holidays. By 1967, nearly half a million Americans were stationed in Southeast Asia countering the Communist threat. We were winning! Join us for a review of this year in history and a viewing of the ’67 tour featuring special guests Raquel Welch, actress/singer Elaine Dunn, and Miss World Madeleine Bel.

DATE/TIME:  Sunday DECEMBER 16, 2018  1:30 p.m.

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TOYS FOR TOTS MUSEUM DROP-OFF

Sponsored by the Nittany Leathernecks. Drop off your toy donations for Toys for Tots during our open hours, and stop by the Museum Store for some holiday shopping!

#GivingTuesday 2018: Thank You!

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Dear Friends,

Our first year of participation in #GivingTuesday was a success!  We are thankful for the new memberships, renewals, and donations that we have received.  These gifts will allow us to support Museum events, continue to host lectures and educational programming, and fund restoration and conservation work on collections.  We are extremely grateful to our membership and fellow community members who came together to support us, and we are looking forward to meeting new members of the Friends!

Although #GivingTuesday has concluded, gift memberships will still be available throughout the holiday season!  There is an option for gift memberships included on our online membership form.

Once again, thank you for your support, and have a wonderful holiday season!

Giving Tuesday is Here!

#GivingTuesday is here!  Fundraising around the world is already in full swing, and we are excited to welcome new members to the Friends of the Pennsylvania Military Museum through our recent option to give annual memberships as gifts!  Memberships are not only beneficial to our members, but they provide support to the Friends. That support enables us to conserve Pennsylvania’s military heritage for future generations, fund events that educate the public about Pennsylvania’s military heritage, and preserve the memory of the sacrifice and service that brave Pennsylvanians have made over the years. Benefits of membership include free admission to the Museum, quarterly newsletters, free parking for large events, and even discounted rates for our special events, including Boot Camp for Kids and our very popular Exploring the Armor Tour!  In addition to memberships, we receive 100% of donations made through our PayPal Giving Fund, which further allows us to fulfill our mission!

Online membership application forms are available on our website.  For those who prefer traditional mail, we have also updated our printable form to include the option of a gift membership!

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 11/16/18

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KIDS DAY: DRESS UP & 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 NOVEMBER 17, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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NEW GALLERY ADDITIONS: SUBCOMPACT POWER

During World War II, soldiers used many kinds of weapons varying in size and type, such as submachine guns, pistols, grenades, and blades. The submachine guns on display are from four different nations, all with similar operating mechanisms and comparable cyclic rates of fire. Easily transported and used, combat knives and hand grenades symbolize the effectiveness and personal nature of subcompact power.

For more information on our latest gallery additions, check out our Special Exhibits!

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TOYS FOR TOTS MUSEUM DROP-OFF

Sponsored by the Nittany Leathernecks. Drop off your toy donations for Toys for Tots during our open hours, and stop by the Museum Store for some holiday shopping!