Civil War Artillery Comes Alive
3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers Recruit & Train at PA Military Museum
Boalsburg – The 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers Battery B will hold a recruitment drive and conduct safety training drills on Saturday and Sunday, April 13th-14th, at the Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Avenue in Boalsburg, Centre County. The public is invited.
“This is an annual event for us,” says Recruitment NCO Robert Barry, Corporal of Artillery. “Safety is our number one priority and there’s no better time to reinforce that code of conduct than during a recruitment drive. That’s why the two are combined.”
Founded by the late James V. Dearing of Centre Hall, the 3rd PA Volunteers have been conducting historical interpretation of a Civil War Period artillery battery for more than 25 years. The Battery B encampment is the first of several such programs planned for the 2013 season at the military museum. “Living history events are an excellent introduction for young and old into the mysteries of history,” says museum educator Joe Horvath. “We’ll be visiting World War Two in May and Vietnam in July as part of our regular programming.”
The battery training will be open to the public between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on both days with rounds being fired every twenty minutes during the afternoon hours.
Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, the Pennsylvania Military Museum is one of the historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trails of History®. Please visit www.pamilmuseum.org or call 814-466-6262 for more information.