Military Museum Re-Opens
Weekend Activities Scheduled
Boalsburg – The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg, Centre County, will reopen to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 09, 2013 with a Military Movie Madness Festival throughout the day and Free Admission for everyone starting at noon on Sunday, March 10.
“The Historical and Museum Commission traditionally celebrates the birthday of the Commonwealth the second Sunday in March with free public admission in honor of the day that King Charles II granted a Charter to William Penn in 1681 establishing “Penn’s Woods ,” says museum educator Joe Horvath. “We’ve decided to go one step further and open a day earlier with the movie festival.”
Three modern films will be screened beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. When Trumpets Fade (1998) tells the story of futile attacks against hopeless objectives in the Battle of the Huertgen Forest during World War II; At Noon, two South Korean brothers are forced to enlist at the outbreak of the war with the North in Taegukgi (2004); Vietnam is revisited at 2:30 p.m. in the flick Go Tell the Spartans (1978) starring Burt Lancaster as a career U.S. Army advisor in the early war years.
A donation is requested for admission to the movies. Regular admission rates apply to visit the galleries. Free admission will be offered on Sunday in celebration of Charter Day beginning at noon.
The Pennsylvania Military Museum and 28th Infantry Division Shrine is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission with support from the Friends of the Museum. For more information on this and other museum activities, please call 814-466-6263 or visit www.pamilmuseum.org