Museum News

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.

EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM 6/7/19

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Guided Tours

  • Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2019

  • 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM

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

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Honoring Anna Keichline

  • Friday, June 14, 2019

  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join the Bellefonte Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg to honor Anna Wagner Keichline, a 2019 inductee for the NSDAR Women in American History Award. 

As the first woman to be registered as an architect in Pennsylvania, an inventor who was granted seven patents, a suffragist, and a Special Agent in the Military Intelligence Division of the Army during World War I, Anna Wagner Keichline, (1889-1943) was as unique and accomplished as one could imagine.

DAR member and Anna’s great niece, Nancy Perkins FIDSA, will give a visual presentation about Keichline’s extraordinary life based on her many years of research. Anna’s career path and life will inspire all ages, particularly girls who may be considering careers in architecture or industrial design and all are welcome at this event. 

Please plan to join us for this celebration to honor Anna Keichline at the NSDAR’s Flag Day event. 

For more information, please contact Sue Kellerman, Bellefonte Chapter NSDAR Historian at: lsk3@psu.edu or 814-571-4221.

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Flag Day Celebration

  • Friday, June 14, 2019

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The State College Elks and local veteran’s organizations host a joint Flag Day and flag retirement ceremony on the grounds of the 28th Infantry Division Shrine.