Thursday, November 14, 2019 (Veteran’s Day Week)
U.S Army Heritage and Education Center at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, PA
950 Soldiers Dr, Carlisle, PA 17013
Join us as we explore the Premier facility for historical research on U.S. Army history. This institution is dedicated to telling the Army story...one Soldier at a time. The key features of the USAHEC include the interactive exhibit "The Soldier Experience", a memorial art gallery, and the Army Heritage Trail (AHT). A mile-long outdoor AHT allows visitors to experience history in a new way, through interactive and full-scale military exhibits. Join us as we celebrate our veterans and explore this unique facility.
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Army Heritage Trail Tours (Outside)
The Army Heritage Trail serves as the USAHEC's outdoor museum. It encompasses the grounds of the USAHEC, covering about one mile and highlights nearly every era of Army history with different exhibits and large artifacts. Designed to provide an immersion experience that allows the visitor to walk into each period represented, the Trail also serves as a stage for living history presentations by historians serving as interpreters.
4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. – Reception with Museum and Exhibit Tours
Mix and mingle with Penn State Harrisburg Alumni, Faculty and staff in attendance, visit open exhibits and get a behind the scenes tour of the museum normally not open to the public.
6:00 p.m. – Presentations by Charles Kupfer and John Giblin
Dr. Kupfer will be presenting "How Military History Can Guild the College History Classroom”
Charles J.D.Kupfer worked as a reporter and editor before attending the University of Texas, where he received his Ph.D. in American Studies in 1998. Kupfer taught at Michigan State before coming to Penn State Harrisburg in 2001.
One of Harrisburg’s most well known and respected faculty members, he has been a featured speaker at academic and general public events for decades. He will entertain and educate with a presentation full of information on military history.
He is the author of three books: We Felt the Flames: Hitler's Blitzkrieg, America's Story (2004, Sgt. Kirkland's Press); Indomitable Will: Turning Defeat into Victory from Pearl Harbor to Midway (2012, Bloomsbury); Something Magic: The Baltimore Orioles, 1979-1983 (McFarland, 2016). He has contributed chapters to books on American-European cultural relations, sports history, Cold War history, and the history of the American west.
Kupfer's interests include Military/Diplomatic History, Sports and Cultural history among others. He is currently working on books about the arrival of major professional sports in Texas and on General Jonathan Wainwright. Kupfer lives in Camp Hill.
John F. Gilbin is the Division Chief, Visitor and Education Services at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, whose mission it is to make available contemporary and historical materials related to strategic leadership, the global application of Landpower, and U.S. Army Heritage to inform research, educate an international audience, and honor Soldiers, past and present. He will share with us the behind the scenes information about the Center and its goals.
Are you a veteran? If so, would you be interested in sharing your story with the museum? Please answer a few questions we can share with the museum when you register.