Historical and Education Programs
 
One of the USAHEC's primary missions is to reach out to the U.S. Army and the American public by offering exciting historical and educational programs. Our programs include lecture series, workshops, primary and secondary school programs, historical demonstrations, and several annual and special living history events. All USAHEC sponsored events are free to the public.
   
 
 
 
 
 
Living History:  
The USAHEC hosts several annual living history events and many smaller events and reenactments, living historian recruitment events, and demonstrations. Living history events include an annual timeline living history event examining nearly every era of U.S. Army history, and more specialized events concentrating on particular eras of Army history. During the fall and winter months, the USAHEC hosts several themed living history events and workshops. Themes range from the Revolutionary War, Civil War winter camp, and the North African Campaign of World War II. Workshops include research primers and genealogy discussions. Other events include lectures, demonstrations, and Veteran "meet and greets," both outside on the mile-long Army Heritage Trail and inside the Visitor and Education Center.  
Learn more about upcoming events here!
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Primary and Secondary School Education Programs:  
The USAHEC has education programs and lesson plans for all levels within the primary and secondary school age groups. The lesson plans meet Pennsylvania state educational standards for K-12 programs. The lessons include tours and classes on the Army Heritage Trail, interaction with living historians, and various activities concentrating on teaching the history of our country's military heritage. All programs are flexible and the USAHEC staff coordinates with each teacher to ensure that the programs meet the learning objectives of each class. Contact the USAHEC to make plans for your school group.  
   
Sample Lesson Plan
 
 
 
Lecture Series:  
The USAHEC sponsors a monthly and a quarterly military history lecture series and many smaller single lecture events.  
   
“Perspectives in Military History,” monthly lecture series:  

The "Perspectives in Military History," lecture series concentrates on providing a historical dimension to the exercise of generalship, strategic leadership, and the war fighting institutions of land power. Featured speakers include Army leaders, veterans, and military historians from around the world. The doors for all lectures open at 6:30 PM and begin at 7:15 PM.

 
   
Watch Past Perspectives Lectures Here
Download the current "Perspectives in Military History" Schedule Here
 
   
“Brooks E. Kleber Memorial Readings in Military History,” quarterly lecture series:  

The “Brooks E. Kleber Memorial Readings in Military History,” lecture series honors the memory of Dr. Brooks E. Kleber, former U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Military History (CMH). The series features authors lecturing on their recent works covering notable military history topics. The doors for all lectures open at 6:30 PM and begin at 7:15 PM.

Watch Past Kleber Lectures Here
Download the current “Brooks E. Kleber Memorial Readings in Military History” schedule here