Blair County Historical Society WW II History Weekend

Blair County Historical Society WW II History Weekend

Weekend Schedule of Events

 

Saturday April 27

10:00am to 5:00pm - Activity/Youth tent programs ongoing.  Antique car   displays.
12:30pm - Author presentation by Stephen DeVito, author of
Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen. 
 
1:15pm - Author presentation by Don Markle, author of   Intelligence Was My Line.
All Day: WWII vet Emmett Lang signing copies of memoir
Always a Soldier But Never a G.I.
2:00 pm - Military Demonstration - taking place on front lawn.  To be continued Sunday...
3:00pm to 4:00pm - Presentation and signing by national bestselling-author Larry Alexander.
6:00 pm - Reenactors and the WWII veterans will serve as a special honor guard at the Altoona Curve baseball game that evening at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  Fireworks to follow! 

 

Sunday April 28

10:00am to 3:00pm-- Activity/Youth tent programs ongoing.  Antique car displays.
All Day:WWII vet Emmett Lang will be signing copies of his memoir. Larry Alexander will also be on hand to discuss and sign his bestselling books, including Biggest Brother.
12:30pm - Lecture by Dr. Steven C. Andrews, Penn State Altoona.
1:15pm
To Cope and Prevail. - Presentation and signing by Dr. Ilse-Ros Warg, author of
2:00pm - Military Demonstration - taking place on front lawn.  Conclusion.
3:00pm - Author presentation by WWII veteran Emmett T. Lang. 
4:00pm - Camp closes at Baker Mansion.  Event concludes downtown.
6:00pm - Special showing of the film Saving Private Ryan on the big screen.  Penn State Altoona Devorris Downtown Center, 1431 12th Ave. Altoona.  Free tickets & snacks!

 

 

  

Find out more at blairhistory.org and Facebook!  Call the Blair County Historical Society at 814-942-3916.

Baker Mansion - 3419 Oak Lane - Altoona, PA

Time: 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 10:00am to 8:00pm