USAHEC Events and Programs

 
The USAHEC hosts many events throughout the year, including lecture programs, interpretive living history events, demonstrations, workshops, and speaker presentations. All USAHEC sponsored events are free and open to the public. Additionally, many of our programs are live-streamed and recorded, and are available on the USAHEC YouTube page. For information on all upcoming events, please continue to check our website and social media pages, or call: (717) 245-3972.
 
Upcoming Events
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Sat, July 20, 2024 - 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Come explore the Army Heritage Trail for this one-day summer education experience featuring living historians interacting with the public in our out-door museum exhibits. We will highlight 5 different periods of American Military History. This is a FREE family-friendly program. The gift shop and all of our air-conditioned indoor exhibits will be open, as well.
 
 
 
Wed, August 21, 2024 - 6:30PM
Join the USAHEC for the General of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley Memorial Lecture to kick off the Fall 2024 season of the Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series as we welcome D. Scott Hartwig to give a lecture entitled "Strategic Leadership During the Maryland Campaign." This program is FREE and OPEN to the public, no registration required. Doors open at 6PM, the event begins at 6:30PM. The program will be in person at the USAHEC and streamed online (link available the week of the event). See less
 
 
 
Wed, August 28, 2024 - 6:30PM
Join the USAHEC team to experience a live theatrical performance from History At Play depicting the life and times of Deborah Sampson, the first women to fight in and be honorably discharged from the American military. Learn about how Sampson disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. This 60-minute family-friendly program is free and open to the public. Parking is free and the museum gift shop will be open. History At Play, LLC, was founded in 2010 to chronical the lives of influential and often forgotten women. Founder and Artistic Director Judith Kalaora is a professional educator, award-winning playwright, and living historian.
 
 
 
Tue, September 10, 2024 - 6:30PM
Join the USAHEC to welcome Dr. Christian Keller, Director of Military History, U.S. Army War College, to speak as part of the Fall 2024 Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series. Dr. Keller will discuss his analysis of the failure of Confederate strategic leadership during the American Civil War based on his two books, "The Great Partnership (2019)" and "Southern Strategies: Why the Confederacy Failed (2021)." This program is FREE and OPEN to the public, no registration required. Doors open at 6PM and the event starts at 6:30PM. This lecture is in-person and will also be streamed online (link will be posted the week of the event).
 
 
 
Sat, September 14, 2024 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Army Expo '24 is a huge public program showcasing the U.S. Army's heritage, the Army's capabilities today, and the Army of the future. Featuring numerous military vehicles and equipment displays, over 300 reenactors depicting every era of Army history, and an expanded immersive "Futures Room," the entire family will enjoy learning about their Army and the supporting Civilian Service. The program and parking are FREE and open to the public from 9am to 5pm each day, and will include an extensive food truck court, musical entertainment, and scheduled programming.
 
 
 
Sun, September 15, 2024 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Army Expo '24 is a huge public program showcasing the U.S. Army's heritage, the Army's capabilities today, and the Army of the future. Featuring numerous military vehicles and equipment displays, over 300 reenactors depicting every era of Army history, and an expanded immersive "Futures Room," the entire family will enjoy learning about their Army and the supporting Civilian Service. The program and parking are FREE and open to the public from 9am to 5pm each day, and will include an extensive food truck court, musical entertainment, and scheduled programming.