Museum News

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 7/19/19

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Vietnam Revisited Living History Combat Bivouac

  • Sat, Jul 20, 2019 10:00 AM through Sun, Jul 21, 2019 4:00 PM

Living historians encamp on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum portraying the combat soldier of the Vietnam era in Southeast Asia. Daily programs include accompanying squads on Recon Patrols and a tactical ambush demonstration at 1:30 p.m.

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Liberty Warbirds - Huey 823 Flight Experience

The Liberty Warbirds will be unable to attend this weekend’s event, Vietnam Revisited.

 

The helicopter (Huey 823) has been grounded due to tail rotor and drive shaft repairs; the flight crew expects the helicopter to operational later this month.  We will notify all of you, along with the media, of the reschedule date of when Huey 823 will be onsite for flights. 

The remainder of the event will continue, including combat patrols, demonstrations, historic encampment, lectures, and tours. 

For additional information contact the Museum.  Press contact is Tyler O. Gum, Museum Director, or Joe Horvath, Museum Educator.

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EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 7/5/19

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DOCUMENTARY: "The Battle of the Somme"

  • Saturday, July 6, 2019

  • 2:30 PM

In 1916, a British War Office film crew documents the first days of this summer battle that lasted four months at the cost of more than one million killed and wounded. The film was rushed for release to the public in the hopes of boosting morale. Regular admission rates apply.

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Vietnam Revisited Living History Combat Bivouac

  • Sat, Jul 20, 2019 10:00 AM through Sun, Jul 21, 2019 4:00 PM

Living historians encamp on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum portraying the combat soldier of the Vietnam era in Southeast Asia. Daily programs include accompanying squads on Recon Patrols and a tactical ambush demonstration at 1:30 p.m.

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Liberty Warbirds - Huey 823 Flight Experience

  • Sat, Jul 20, 2019 10:00 AM through Sun, Jul 21, 2019 5:00 PM (to be determined)

The Liberty Warbirds Association will be providing static display & interpretation along flight experiences during the annual Vietnam Revisited Bivouac.  Depending on weather, the Warbirds will arrive on Saturday (July 20) OR Sunday (July 21) to provide an amazing hands on experience! 

Using the Landing Zone in front of the Pennsylvania Military Museum, Huey 823 and crew will provide interpretation of flight and aerial combat to visitors.  Huey 823 flew for the 170th AHC and Company C 101st Avn Bn 101st Airborne in Vietnam during 1968 and 1969.

For those wishing to have a memorable experience of flying in this historic Huey, the Association will be selling memberships to support ongoing maintenance and outreach efforts - $80.00/person not only grants membership to the Liberty Warbird Association but also secures yourself a memorable flight experience!  Flights will take off and land at the Pennsylvania Military Museum.

Be sure to contact the Museum to confirm which day the Huey will be onsite.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 6/28/19

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Guided Tours

  • Saturday and Sunday, June 29 & 30, 2019

  • 1:00 PM 

Receive a personal guided tour for the regular admission price at 1:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays throughout June.

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Kids Day: Dress Up & Discover!

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019

  • 10:00 AM  to 3:00 PM

Kids of all ages get to try on the field gear and head gear from the museum education collection.  Pose for pictures behind the wheel of an authentic Jeep! Visit education stations in the galleries for more fun discoveries throughout the day. Regular Admission Rates Apply.

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DOCUMENTARY: "The Battle of the Somme"

  • Saturday, July 6, 2019

  • 2:30 PM

In 1916, a British War Office film crew documents the first days of this summer battle that lasted four months at the cost of more than one million killed and wounded. The film was rushed for release to the public in the hopes of boosting morale. Regular admission rates apply.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 6/21/19

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Guided Tours

  • Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23, 2019

  • 1:00 PM 

Receive a personal guided tour for the regular admission price at 1:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays throughout June.

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Kids Day: Dress Up & Discover!

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019

  • 10:00 AM  to 3:00 PM

Kids of all ages get to try on the field gear and head gear from the museum education collection.  Pose for pictures behind the wheel of an authentic Jeep! Visit education stations in the galleries for more fun discoveries throughout the day. Regular Admission Rates Apply.

Going_over_the_top_01.jpg

DOCUMENTARY: "The Battle of the Somme"

  • Saturday, July 6, 2019

  • 2:30 PM

In 1916, a British War Office film crew documents the first days of this summer battle that lasted four months at the cost of more than one million killed and wounded. The film was rushed for release to the public in the hopes of boosting morale. Regular admission rates apply.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 6/14/19

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Guided Tours

  • Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2019

  • 1:00 PM 

Receive a personal guided tour for the regular admission price at 1:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays throughout June.

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LECTURE/MOVIE: “The Bear that Inspired Winnie the Pooh”

  • Sunday, June 16, 2019

  • 1:30 PM

Adopted by a Canadian Regimental Veterinarian before being shipped to England for service in World War One, this presentation and movie tells the story of the real bear at the London Zoo that inspired the author A.A. Milne.  Donations encouraged for admission.

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Kids Day: Dress Up & Discover!

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019

  • 10:00 AM  to 3:00 PM

Kids of all ages get to try on the field gear and head gear from the museum education collection.  Pose for pictures behind the wheel of an authentic Jeep! Visit education stations in the galleries for more fun discoveries throughout the day. Regular Admission Rates Apply.