USAHEC Events

 
 
Sat, January 17, 2015
Discovering Genealogy through Civil War Military Records will feature a free presentation and a hands-on workshop on how to use Civil War era military records and the USAHEC collection to construct family history. Time TBD
 
 
 
 
Thu, February 5, 2015
Brooks E. Kleber Memorial Reading in Military History with Major Jason Warren, USAWC
 
 
 
 
Sat, February 7, 2015
For the fourth year running, the USAHEC invites the public to meet and greet with over 35 different living history organizations and reenacting groups representing a multitude of eras from world military history. Reenactor registration is open now.
 
 
 
 
Wed, March 18, 2015
Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series with Mr. Don Yeager
 
 
 
 
Wed, April 15, 2015
Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series with Mr. Todd Brewster
 
 
 
 
Thu, May 7, 2015
Brooks E. Kleber Memorial Reading in Military History with "To Be Determined"
 
 
 
 
Wed, May 20, 2015
Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series with "To Be Determined"
 
 
 
 
Wed, June 17, 2015
Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series with "To Be Determined"
 
 
 
 
Wed, July 15, 2015
Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series with "To Be Determined"
 
 
 
 
Thu, August 6, 2015
Brooks E. Kleber Memorial Reading in Military History with Dr. Sheila Miyoshi Jager

Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center sponsors a monthly public lecture series, "Perspectives in Military History," which provides a historical dimension to the exercise of generalship, strategic leadership, and the war fighting institutions of Landpower.

The General of the Army Omar N. Bradley Memorial Lecture inaugurates the series in August. All lectures are held in the Visitor and Education Center Multipurpose Room at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. The building opens at 6:30 p.m.; the talk begins at 7:15 p.m., and the question period concludes around 8:30 p.m. For additional information, email Visitor and Education Services.

All are welcome! For further information, please call (717) 245-3972.

Brooks E. Kleber Memorial Readings in Military History

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center sponsors a public readings series, the Brooks E. Kleber Memorial Readings in Military History. The series features recent works by noted authors on a variety of historical topics. The series honors the memory of Dr. Brooks E. Kleber, former U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Military History (CMH). Dr. Kleber served as the Deputy Chief Historian, CMH and Chief Historian, Continental Army Command (later Training and Doctrine Command). During World War II, Dr. Kleber was assigned to the 90th Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations. He was captured shortly after D-Day and interned until the end of the war, later becoming one of the Army's foremost authorities on prisoners of war. He was inducted into the Infantry Hall of Fame and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a colonel. A 1940 graduate of Dickinson College, Dr. Kleber held an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

All lectures are held in the Visitor and Education Center Multipurpose Room at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. The building opens at 6:30 p.m.; the talk begins at 7:15 p.m., and the question period concludes around 8:30 p.m. For additional information, email Visitor and Education Services.

All are welcome! For further information, please call (717) 245-3972.

Significant Events

Every year the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center hosts a major living history event in the spring.

On the weekend of Armed Forces Day in May, the USAHEC celebrates Army Heritage Days, with a two-day living history event full of different demonstrations and activities. Hundreds of living history interpreters occupy the Army Heritage Trail and recreate historical military moments throughout history. It includes Soldiers from as far back as the French and Indian War continuing through Current Operations. The building is also open throughout the day hosting lectures and panels, in addition to highlighting the current exhibits.

For additional information on significant events, email Visitor and Education Services, or call (717) 245-3972.