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EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 8/30/19

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OPEN Labor Day

  • Monday, September 2, 2019

  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open on Labor Day. Guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Liberation and Loss: America and the Holocaust

  • Sunday, September 8, 2019

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This engaging lecture by historian Jared Frederick will offer unique perspective on Americans' perceptions and reactions to the Holocaust in Europe from the 1930’s through the 1940’s. Additional perspective will be offered via the story of Sergeant Fred M. Weakland, a central Pennsylvania GI from the 80th Infantry Division who was among the first American soldiers to help liberate a concentration camp. This powerful presentation will remind us how and why this tragic moment in history still offers many lessons. Frederick will be signing copies of his various books following his talk.

 Jared Frederick is an Instructor of History at Penn State Altoona. A former park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park, his latest book is Dispatches of D-Day: A People's History of the Normandy Invasion. Learn more at www.jaredfrederick.com.

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Then & Now Living History Encampment

  • Sat, Sep 21 and Sun Sept 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Visit this Living History Time Line of military uniforms and equipment from the 18th through the 21st centuries on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Battle dress uniform show and weapons demonstration begin at 1:00 p.m. each day.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 8/23/19

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OPEN Labor Day

  • Monday, September 2, 2019

  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open on Labor Day. Guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Liberation and Loss.jpg

Liberation and Loss: America and the Holocaust

  • Sunday, September 8, 2019

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This engaging lecture by historian Jared Frederick will offer unique perspective on Americans' perceptions and reactions to the Holocaust in Europe from the 1930’s through the 1940’s. Additional perspective will be offered via the story of Sergeant Fred M. Weakland, a central Pennsylvania GI from the 80th Infantry Division who was among the first American soldiers to help liberate a concentration camp. This powerful presentation will remind us how and why this tragic moment in history still offers many lessons. Frederick will be signing copies of his various books following his talk.

 Jared Frederick is an Instructor of History at Penn State Altoona. A former park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park, his latest book is Dispatches of D-Day: A People's History of the Normandy Invasion. Learn more at www.jaredfrederick.com.

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Then & Now Living History Encampment

  • Sat, Sep 21 and Sun Sept 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Visit this Living History Time Line of military uniforms and equipment from the 18th through the 21st centuries on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Battle dress uniform show and weapons demonstration begin at 1:00 p.m. each day.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 8/16/19

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OPEN Labor Day

  • Monday, September 2, 2019

  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open on Labor Day. Guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Liberation and Loss.jpg

Liberation and Loss: America and the Holocaust

  • Sunday, September 8, 2019

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This engaging lecture by historian Jared Frederick will offer unique perspective on Americans' perceptions and reactions to the Holocaust in Europe from the 1930’s through the 1940’s. Additional perspective will be offered via the story of Sergeant Fred M. Weakland, a central Pennsylvania GI from the 80th Infantry Division who was among the first American soldiers to help liberate a concentration camp. This powerful presentation will remind us how and why this tragic moment in history still offers many lessons. Frederick will be signing copies of his various books following his talk.

 Jared Frederick is an Instructor of History at Penn State Altoona. A former park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park, his latest book is Dispatches of D-Day: A People's History of the Normandy Invasion. Learn more at www.jaredfrederick.com.

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Then & Now Living History Encampment

  • Sat, Sep 21 and Sun Sept 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Visit this Living History Time Line of military uniforms and equipment from the 18th through the 21st centuries on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Battle dress uniform show and weapons demonstration begin at 1:00 p.m. each day.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 8/2/19

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Road to Nowhere: the Struggle for the Hurtgen

  • Sunday, August 4, 2019

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Joseph R Fischer, Ph.D., is a retired Professor of History from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). He was CGSC Civilian Instructor of the Year in 2006 and author of A Well-Executed Failure: the Sullivan Campaign Against the Iroquois by University of South Carolina Press (1997 and 2008).  He is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel, USA and an Iraq war veteran. 

Fischer will speak on the topic of the Battle of Hürtgen Forest (1944).  The Hürtgen spanned several months, Sept. 19 to Dec. 16, 1944 in the area North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.  A combined strength of approximately 200,000, US Commander Omar Bradley and Third Reich Commander Walter Model, would face off in a series of battles that collectively came to be known as, Battle of Hürtgen Forest.  A victory for the German’s saw an Allied defeat with devastating casualties.

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American Caesar: MacArthur as Viceroy of Japan 1945-51

  • Saturday, August 10, 2019

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Former surface Naval Warfare Officer Rick Bigelow discusses General Douglas MacArthur’s role in the post-war planning of peace in the Pacific. Regular Museum admission rates apply.

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OPEN Labor Day

  • Monday, September 2, 2019

  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open on Labor Day. Guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.