WW2 Exhibit at the Rail Roaders Museum in Altoona

We are proud to announce the following events will be taking place next year at the Railroaders Memorial Museum, as well as other historical museums and locations throughout Blair County!

Please stay tuned, as some of the details are still being flushed out.

WWII Exhibits and Events: May 25, 2019 – July 16, 2019

May 15, Wednesday

Mishler Theatre

Stage Door Canteen

5:00 p.m.

mishlertheatre.org

May 18 & 19, Saturday & Sunday

Penn State Altoona

Blair County Arts Festival

AAHS WWII Art Competition Display Booth

brought to you by the Railroaders Memorial Museum

for hours: blaircountyartsfestival.org

May 22, Wednesday

Baker Mansion History Museum

Blair County Historical Society monthly lecture series

Dispatches of D-Day: Blair County and America Experience

the Normandy Invasion by Jared Frederick

7:00 p.m.

blairhistory.org

OPENING WEEKEND

May 24, Friday

Railroaders Memorial Museum

Uncork History: Exhibit Preview

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

sponsored by Burgmeier’s Hauling

*by invitation only

May 25, Saturday

Railroaders Memorial Museum

Exhibit Opening Day

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

for admission pricing: railroadcity.com

May 25 & 26, Saturday & Sunday

Pennsylvania Military Museum

WWII Revisited Reenactment

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

for admission pricing: pamilmuseum.org

May – August

Penn State Altoona

Robert E. Eiche Library

WWII Student Letter Display

for hours of operation: libraries.psu.edu/altoona

WEEK ONE

May 27, Monday

Hollidaysburg Canal Basin Park

Community Band Concert

7:00 p.m.

hollidaysburgcommunityband.org

and check local listings for Memorial Day parade times

May 30, Thursday

Railroaders Memorial Museum

Norfolk Southern Theatre

6:00 p.m. Our Flag Still Waves documentary screening

7:00 p.m. Dunkirk movie viewing

limited seating; call 814-946-0834 ext. 201 to reserve free seats

railroadcity.com

June 1, Saturday

Railroaders Memorial Museum

Roundhouse: Veterans Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

hosted by Allegheny Creamery & Crepes

must call 412-623-9029 or email ellie@veteransbreakfastclub.com to reserve free seats

veteransbreakfastclub.com

WEEK TWO

June 6, Thursday

Altoona Mirror

Special Reproduction Edition

The Anniversary of D-Day

altoonamirror.com

June 7, Friday

People’s Natural Gas Stadium

Altoona Curve Baseball Game

75th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration Game

6:00 p.m. Gates | 7:00 p.m. First Pitch

for ticket pricing: altoonacurve.com/tickets

June 8, Saturday

Railroaders Memorial Museum

Roundhouse: A Night of Music & Dance

6:00 p.m.

by Altoona Symphony & Allegheny Ballet Company

for pricing, details and to purchase: altoonasymphony.org or alleghenyballet.org

June 9, Sunday

Jaffa Shrine Center

Flag Raising Memorial

10:00 a.m.

jaffashrinecenter.com

Railroaders Memorial Museum

Roundhouse: Spring Concert

2:00 p.m.

by Allegheny Ballet Company

for pricing, details and to purchase: alleghenyballet.org

Mishler Theatre

Movie: The Longest Day

7:00 p.m.

mishlertheatre.org

WEEK THREE

June 13, Thursday

Penn State Altoona

Robert E. Eiche Library, Room 202

Students and Soldiers: Penn State Altoona & WWII by Jared Frederick, instructor of history

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

for hours of operation: libraries.psu.edu/altoona

June 14, Friday

Baker Mansion History Museum

28th Infantry Division Band Concert

2:00 p.m.

blairhistory.org

June 15, Saturday

Everett Railroad Company

Train Excursion Rides

11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.

with the Furious Fourth Reenactors

for pricing, details and to purchase: everettrailroad.com

WEEK FOUR

June 21, FRIDAY

Railroaders Memorial Museum

Alive @ Five Concert Series

5:00 p.m. gates | 6:00 p.m. opener | 8:00 p.m. headliner

with Rosie the Riveter Look-a-like Event

for pricing, details and to purchase: railroadcity.com

Baker Mansion History Museum

Outdoor Movie: Red Tails

8:30 p.m.

blairhistory.org

WEEK FIVE

June 26, Wednesday

Baker Mansion History Museum

Blair County Historical Society monthly lecture series

Victory Gardens and Scrap Drives: The Blair County Home Front at War by James Lowe

7:00 p.m.

blairhistory.org

June 29, Saturday

Blair County Genealogical Society

WWII Family History Day

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

bcgslibrary.org

June 30, Sunday

Mishler Theatere

Movie: From Here to Eternity

2:00 p.m.

mishlertheatre.org

Hollidaysburg Canal Basin Park

Community Band Concert

7:00 p.m.

hollidaysburgcommunityband.org

WEEK SIX

July 2, Tuesday

Railroaders Memorial Museum

Spies in Railroadcity: A Mystery Tour

7:00 p.m.

by Altoona Community Theatre

for pricing, details and to purchase: altoonacommunitytheatre.com

July 4, Thursday

Blair Regional YMCA Tradition

Angie Gioiosa Memorial 4th of July Day Race

7:50 a.m. race start at Mishler Theatre

for pricing, details and to register: visit the YMCA or blairregionalymca.org

Fort Roberdeau

Star Spangled Fourth

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

fortroberdeau.org

DelGrosso’s Park & Laguna Splash

WWII Themed Summer Thunder Fireworks Show

11:00 a.m. Park opens

10:00 p.m. Fireworks approx.

for rides and laguna splash fun pass pricing and fireworks details: delgrossos.com

WEEK SEVEN

July 11, THURSDAY

Horseshoe Curve

Operation Pastorius: The Nazi Plan to Blow Up America by Todd Depastino, author & historian

7:00 p.m.

limited seating; call 814-946-0834 ext. 201 to reserve free seats

railroadcity.com

July 13, Saturday

Baker Mansion History Museum

1940s Lawn Party

6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

for ticket pricing: blairhistory.org

July 13 & 14, Saturday & Sunday

Horseshoe Curve

WWII Encampment Reenactment

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

with the Furious Fourth Reenactors

for pricing, details: railroadcity.com

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