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Many of you may have questions about mysterious military items in your house!  Your own historic photographs, military uniforms, and artifacts may help to solve mysteries about your family’s military history.  

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On July 27th, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement with a ceremony beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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Generations of women uttered the phrase “votes for women”, as they fought to obtain the right to vote over the course of decades of struggle. 

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 The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, proudly presents, “A Great Civil War: 1863, Battles that Defined a Nation”.

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 The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, proudly presents, “A Great Civil War: 1863, Battles that Defined a Nation”.

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On June 14, the Army Heritage Center Foundation will host authors for a book signing.

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On June 19th, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center  will hold a grand opening of, “A Great Civil War: 1863, Battles that Defined a Nation,” the newest addition to “The Soldier Experience” gallery. 

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Join MG Cucolo at USAHEC on June 14 at 12:45 p.m. to celebrate the Army's 238th Birthday.

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On June 4, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. the Army Heritage Center Foundation will host Michael Collins and Martin King for a lecture and book signing.

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Today, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) announced the launch of Blue Star Museums.

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The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, is proud to present the next Perspectives in Military History Lecture.

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The Army Heritage Center Foundation will host a
dinner and special program on Friday, June 21 to commemorate the U.S. Army’s
238th birthday.


The Army Heritage Center Foundation will host a dinner and special program on Friday, June 21 to commemorate the U.S. Army’s 238th birthday. This event allows the Foundation’s membership and the local community to honor the U.S. Army, its Soldiers, their families, and its Veterans. The evening’s program includes guest speaker, MG Anthony Cucolo III, U.S. Army War College Commandant, an Army colors Campaign Streamer Ceremony, a cake cutting, and dinner.  Soldiers and Veterans attending the event will also be recognized.

For years, in major cities across the country, private organizations such as the Union League have celebrated the Army’s birthday.  However, celebrations in Central Pennsylvania have been modest.  “The development of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center provides us a perfect venue to celebrate the Army birthday“ said MG Robert Scales, Chair of the Army Heritage Center Foundation.  “We hope that, with our large local retiree population and the presence of many Soldiers currently serving in the Pennsylvania National Guard and Army Reserves, we should be able to sponsor an event which highlights their and the Army’s service to the Nation.”

Mike Perry, Executive Director of the Foundation stated that “The Army Heritage Center Foundation is pleased to host the Army’s Birthday event in the Visitor and Education Center to better showcase this outstanding facility dedicated to the Army and its Soldiers to the Foundation’s membership and the public.”

Event Sponsors include the Association of the United States Army, QinetiQ North America, Humana, Giant Food Stores, and VFW Post #477. For detailed information about the dinner, event sponsorship opportunities, or to rsvp, please contact the Foundation Offices at (717) 258-1102 or info@armyheritage.org.

About the Foundation and U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

The Military Heritage Foundation, doing business as the Army Heritage Center Foundation, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that, through donated support, is funding the construction of the public components of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center—the Visitor and Education Center (VEC) and the Army Heritage Center.  As the phased construction program is completed, the Foundation transfers these facilities to the Army to operate, staff, and maintain as part of the Center. The Foundation will then focus on “margin of excellence support” to meet the needs of educational programs and other activities at USAHEC where federal funds are inadequate or unavailable. 

The Foundation completed its Voices of the Past capital campaign in 2010, with the construction of Phase One of the Visitor and Education Center, a key component of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center campus. Opened to the public on May 20, 2011, the Visitor and Education Center is the focal point for the campus, containing the first large exhibit gallery and hosting educational activities on the USAHEC campus.

The Foundation is now seeking grants and donations for its Build on Success Campaign to build Phase Two of the Visitor and Education Center and to create an endowment to sustain and enhance educational programs. The Foundation’s education program coordinates National History Day in Pennsylvania, complements the Center’s programs and exhibits, and is a state approved continuing education provider. The Foundation also supports and enhances USAHEC’s public outreach by supporting marketing initiatives and serving as a public advocate of the Center’s mission and programs. Learn more about the Foundation at www.armyheritage.org.

USAHEC is dedicated to educating and preserving the legacy of the men and women who have served this nation as Soldiers. The Center's mission is to educate a broad audience on the heritage of the Army by acquiring, preserving, and making available historical records, materials, and artifacts. A unique Army and public asset, USAHEC is the Army’s only historical organization chartered to acquire and preserve the personal history of our Soldiers through their photos, letters, diaries, and artifacts. USAHEC staff then makes these resources available to the public through accessible archives, engaging education programs, and world-class interpretive displays. Learn more about USAHEC at www.usahec.org.

 

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On May 3 and 4, 2013 more than 1,100 students,
teachers, and parents from across the Commonwealth converged on Cumberland
Valley High School .


On May 3 and 4, 2013 more than 1,100 students, teachers, and parents from across the Commonwealth converged on Cumberland Valley High School to compete for top honors at the National History Day in Pennsylvania (NHD in PA) state contest. 

From Scranton to Pittsburgh, Erie to Philadelphia, they came bearing the tools and materials they would need to share the results of their year-long research projects with panels of judges.  Some brought exhibit boards; others brought DVDs with video documentaries.  Some brought papers; some props for performances, and some URLs for the websites they created. 

More than 100 volunteer judges sat on thirty-six panels to view 472 entries, each competing for one of 36 slots to attend the National competition.  In the end, 63 students were selected to represent the Commonwealth at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day contest at the University of Maryland in June.

NHD in PA is the statewide component of a year-long, internationally recognized program of hands-on research and learning. NHD requires students to research and analyze primary and secondary sources to investigate a thesis.  They then create and present a project to demonstrate their learning. 

The program has received numerous honors.  Most recently, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Resolution 297, introduced by Education Committee Chair, Representative Paul Clymer, designating May 4, 2013, as National History Day in Pennsylvania.  In 2011, the National NHD office received the prestigious National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

“These honors are in recognition of the power of NHD to help students develop a variety of skills,” says State Coordinator Jeff Hawks.  Hawks is the Education Director at the Army Heritage Center Foundation in Carlisle, which sponsors and manages the program.

“NHD in PA students learn critical thinking skills, research and information literacy skills, teamwork, and other 21st Century academic and workplace skills. NHD students outperform their peers on standardized tests across all subject areas” Hawks adds. 

The program enjoys support from a diverse group of individuals and organizations. “NHD in PA would not be possible without the support of the organizations and individuals who donate time and money to the program,” says Hawks.  “We’ve received support from Universal Health Services, Orrstown Bank, Capital BlueCross, Giant Foods, PPG Industries, Hatfield Meats, and Sheetz.  It’s great to see companies taking an interest in and recognizing the value of history education.” 

Even with this support, however, Hawks notes that the students bear most of the cost of participation themselves.  “Students pay an entry fee for the contest, plus their housing and meals.  There’s always room for more sponsorships to help keep those costs down.”

Students who come to the State Contest have already competed successfully at one of eleven Regional Contests.  Overall, approximately 7,000 students, teachers, parents, and judges participate in the state-wide program.

For a complete list of winners, please visit pa.nhd.org

The Army Heritage Center Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) public non-profit organization.

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As he walked the shopping malls, he saw old navy everywhere – where was the Army he asked?

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Even re-enactors have to train, and over the weekend of May 10-11, 2013, the living historians of Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, will be at USAHEC.

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USAHEC is proud to present a lecture by Major Edward Cox entitled, “Grey Eminence: Fox Conner and the Art of Mentorship".

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On May 3 and 4, 2013, more than 1,100 students, teachers, and parents from across the Commonwealth will converge on Cumberland Valley High School to compete in National History Day.

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