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Pennsylvania Military Museum


address  51 Boal Ave.
 Boalsburg, PA  16827
phone (814) 466-6263
www.pamilmuseum.org

Upcoming Events

Central PA Civil War Round Table Meeting

Community Event, Talks/Lectures, History/Science
Retired Navy Captain Jim bloom will speak on "There's More to the Blockade than Rhett Butler."
Civil War;
Event Info: (814) 861-0770
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 • Tue 3/5/19 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Free Museum Admission

For the Family, Museum, Antiques, History/Science
Charter Day Weekend: King Charles II granted a Charter to William Penn in 1681 which founded “Penn’s Woods.” We commemorate this event with Free Admission on Saturday at 10:00 and Sunday at noon. Donations appreciated.
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: Donation requested
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sat 3/9/19 - Sun 3/10/19 

Documentary Film: “You Enter Germany – Bloody Huertgen and the Siegfried Line”

Film, History/Science
Between September 1944 and February 1945 thirteen U.S. Army divisions fought for control of a 50 square mile area of dense forest along the German border. It was the longest single battle in American history and largest defeat of the U.S. Army in Europe. This 2007 German production tells that story with veteran’s interviews and archival footage. (104 minutes). Donation Requested – 1:30 p.m.
WWII;War;World War Two;military;film;history
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: donation requested
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sun 3/17/19 at 1:30pm-4pm 

Exploring the Armor at Pennsylvania Military Museum

Education, For the Family, Tour
Take a private history tour of the outside tracked vehicles including a look inside the crew compartments. Tour begins in the museum theatre. Reservations are required. The tour typically lasts two hours. Email pmmfriendsbusmgr@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
Pennsylvania;Military;Museum;Armor;Tour;History;Tanks
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: $15
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sat 3/30/19 at 2pm-4pm 

Kids Day: Dress Up and Discover

Children, Museum
Kids of all ages get to wear combat gear and helmets from the museum education collection. Visit education stations in the galleries for more fun discoveries throughout the day.
Pennsylvania;Military;Museum;History;Kids;Dress
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: Museum admission: $4 to $6
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sat 4/13/19 at 10am-3pm 

The Great War Remembered: WWI

Living History, Children, Education, Community Event, Tour
April 27 & 28 – “The Great War Remembered” – This year marks the 102nd anniversary of American combat troops fighting in France. The weekend event remembers that time with lectures, film and living history encampment that demonstrates life on the Western Front.
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: Donation requested
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sat 4/27/19 - Sun 4/28/19 at 10am-4:30pm 

Battery B Drill Exercise & Recruitment Drive

Children, Living History, Education
The Civil War re-enactment group of the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers encamp on the grounds 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. Outdoors.
Pennsylvania;Military;Museum;History;Civil;War;Living;Recruitment
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: Donation requested
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sat 5/4/19 - Sun 5/5/19 at 10am-4:30pm 

A Celebration of Service: Honoring PA Veterans

Children, Community Event, Education
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.
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: Donation requested
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sun 5/19/19 at 10am-3pm 

World War II Revisited Combat Bivouac

Children, Living History, Education
“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. Bivouac open to the public 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Donation requested.
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: Donation requested
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sat 5/25/19 - Sun 5/26/19 at 10am-5pm 

Memorial Day Car Show

Antiques, Community Event, Auto Show
Regional Antique Automobile Club of America Chapter’s annual summer season kickoff event featuring many pre-war through modern classics on display throughout the grounds of the 28th Division Shrine Complex/PA Military Museum; $5 for on-site parking.
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: $5 for onsite public parking; museum gallery admission charge
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Mon 5/27/19 at 9am-4pm 

Exploring the Armor

Tour, History/Science
Take a private tour of the outside tracked vehicles including a look inside the crew compartments. Reservations required.
Tanks;Armor;Military;History;Museum;
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: $40 per person
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sat 6/1/19 at 2pm-4:30pm 

Flag Day Celebration

Community Event, Holiday
The State College Elks and local veterans organizations host a joint Flag Day and flag retirement ceremony on the grounds of the 28th Infantry Division Shrine. On the 28th Division Shrine parade grounds.
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Fri 6/14/19 at 6pm-7:30pm 

Lecture & Movie: “The Bear that Inspired Winnie the Pooh”

Children, Film
Adopted by a Canadian Regimental Veterinarian before being shipped to England for service in World War I, 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. 1:30 p.m.
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: Donation requested
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sun 6/16/19 at 1:30pm-4am 

Kids Day: Dress Up and Discover

Children, Education, Tour
Kids of all ages get to wear combat gear and helmets from the museum education collection. Pose for pictures behind the wheel of an authentic Jeep.
Pennsylvania;Military;Museum;History;Kids;Dress
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: $4 to $6 per person
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Thu 7/4/19 at 10am-3pm 

Documentary Film: The Battle of the Somme

Education, Film
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; 2:30 p.m.
War;World War Two;military;film;history
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: Donation requested
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sat 7/6/19 at 2:30pm-5pm 

Vietnam Revisited Living History Combat Bivouac

Education, Living History
“Vietnam Revisited Living History Combat Bivouac” – Living historian’s bivouac (encampment) 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 patrol ambush demonstration at 1:30 p.m. Bivouac opens at 10 a.m.
Pennsylvania;Military;Museum;History;Kids;Dress
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: donation requested
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sat 7/20/19 - Sun 7/21/19 at 10am-4:30pm 

Boot Camp for Kids

Children, Education, Summer Camp
This is a summer day camp of quasi-military instruction designed for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Participants are assigned to platoons attending to three training stations staffed by prior service soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.
Pennsylvania;Military;Museum;History;Kids;Dress
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: 8-13
Price: $40 per person
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sat 8/3/19 at 8:30am-4:30pm 

Then & Now Living History Encampment/Bivouac

Children, Education, Living History
“Then & NOW Living History Encampment/Bivouac” – Visit this Living History Time Line of Uniforms and Equipment from the 18th through 21st centuries on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Battle dress uniform show and weapons demonstrations begin at 1:00 p.m. each day. 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Pennsylvania;Military;Museum;History;Civil;War;Living;Recruitment
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: Donation requested
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sat 9/21/19 - Sun 9/22/19 at 10am-4:30pm 

Exploring the Armor

Tour
Take a private history tour of the outside tracked vehicles including a look inside the crew compartments.
Tanks;Armor;Military;History;Museum;
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: $15 per person
Event Website: www.pamilmuseum.org
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 • Sun 9/29/19 at 2pm-4pm 

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute

Community Event
– Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute: Seventy-eight years ago, on December 7th, the US 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.12:45 p.m.
WWII;War;World War Two;military;film;history
Event Info: (814) 466-6263
Ages: All ages
Price: Donation requested
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 • Sat 12/7/19 at 12:45pm-1pm