We Can Do It! WWII Heinz History Exhibit & Commemorative Events May 25-July 16, 2019

We Can Do It! is a compelling traveling exhibit exploring Pennsylvania's incredible impact on the home, industrial, and battle fronts during World War II. Hosted by the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum in partnership with the Blair County Historical Society, the WWII Heinz History Exhibit will be set up inside the Railroaders Museum May 25-July 16, 2019. Experience over 30 additional complimenting anniversary events in the Altoona/Blair County area during the exhibit dates.

Buy A Two Day Pass for $20 and Visit 3 Historic Sites

New ImageTri-admission pass includes Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark & Baker Mansion History Museum.  Visit http://www.railroadcity.com/ and http://www.blairhistory.org/ for hours of operation

We Can Do It! WWII Heinz History Exhibit & Commemorative Events at Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

New ImageSaturday, May 25: Exhibit Opening Day, 9am-5pm. For admission pricing http://www.railroadcity.com/

Thursday, May 30: Norfolk Southern Theatre, 6pm - Our Flag Still Waves documentary screening; 7pm - Dunkirk movie viewing.  Limited seating; call 814-946-0834 x201 to reserve free seats.  

Saturday, June 1: Veterans Breakfast, 9am-11am. Call 412-623-9029 or email ellie@veteransbreakfastclub.com to reserve free seats.

Saturday, June 8: A Night of Music & Dance, 6pm. For pricing, details and to purchase tickets: http://www.altoonasymphony.org/ or http://www.alleghenyballet.org/

Tuesday, July 2: Spies in Railroadcity: A Mystery Tour by Altoona Community Theatre, 7pm. For pricing, details, and to purchase tickets http://www.altoonacommunitytheatre.com/

Sunday, June 9: Spring Concert by Allegheny Ballet Company, 2pm

Friday, June 21: Alive @ Five Concert Series with Rosie the Riveter Look-a-like Event; 5pm gates open, 6pm opener, 8pm headliner. For pricing, details and to purchase tickets http://www.railroadcity.com/

 

We Can Do It! WWII Commemorative Events at Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark

 ThNew Imageursday, July 11:  Operation Pastorius: The Nazi Plan to Blow Up America by Todd Despastino, author & historian, 7pm.  Limited seating; call 814-946-0834 ext. 201 to reserve free seats http://www.railroadcity.com/

Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14: WWII Encampment Reenactment with Furious Fourth Reenactors, 11am-5pm.  For pricing, details http://www.railroadcity.com/

We Can Do It! WWII Exhibition & Commemorative Events at Baker Mansion History Museum

New ImageWednesday, May 22: Blair County Historical Society monthly lecture series Dispatches of D-Day: Blair County and America Experience the Normandy Invasion by Jared Frederick, 7pm.

Friday, June 14: 28th Infantry Division Band Concert, 2pm http://www.blairhistory.org/

Friday, June 21: Outdoor Movie: Red Tails, 8:30pm


Wednesday, June 26: 
Blair County Historical Society monthly lecture series Victory Gardens and Scrap Drives: The Blair County Home Front at War by James Lowe, 7pm.

Saturday, July 13: 1940s Lawn Party, 6pm-11pm.  For ticket pricing http://www.blairhistory.org/

We Can Do It! Additional WWII Commemorative Events

New ImageMonday, May 27: Community Band Concert at Hollidaysburg Canal Basin Park, 7pm. http://www.hollidaysburgcommunityband.org/ and check local listings for Memorial Day parade times

Friday, June 7: Altoona Curve Baseball Game - 75th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration Game, 6pm gates open, 7pm first pitch.  For ticket pricing http://www.altoonacurve.com/tickets


Sunday, June 9: 
Flag Raising Memorial at Jaffa Shrine Center, 10am.  http://www.jaffashrinecenter.com/

Sunday, June 9: Movie: The Longest Day, 7pm at Mishler Theatre http://www.mishlertheatre.org/

Saturday, June 15: Train Excursion Rides at Everett Railroad Company with Furious Fourth Reenactors; 11am, 1pm, 3pm.  Join soldiers, sailors, and airmen in period attire as they ride the rails back home at war's end. The weekend commemorates the homecoming of millions of men and women returning from the Second World War.  Visitors who hop aboard these steam excursion trains will be immersed in the 1940s as they encounter traveling service members and tune into period music and news broadcasted over the train.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the Blair County Historical Society. For pricing, details and to purchase tickets http://www.everettrailroad.com/

Saturday, June 29: Blair County Genealogical Society WWII Family History Day, 10am-2pm http://www.bcgslibrary.org/

Sunday, June 30: Movie: From Here to Eternity, 2pm at Mishler Theatre http://www.mishlertheatre.org/

Sunday, June 30: Community Band Concert at Hollidaysburg Canal Basin Park, 7pm http://www.hollidaysburgcommunityband.org/

Thursday, July 4: Blair Regional YMCA Tradition Angie Gioiosa Memorial 4th of July Day Race, 7:50am race start at Mishler Theatre. For pricing, details and to register visit YMCA or http://www.blairregionalymca.org/

Thursday, July 4: Star Spangled Fourth at Fort Roberdeau, 11am-5pm http://www.fortroberdeau.org/

Thursday, July 4: DelGrosso's Park & Laguna Splash WWII Themed Summer Thunder Fireworks Show; 11am park opens, 10pm fireworks (approximately).  For rides and laguna splash fun pass pricing and fireworks details http://www.delgrossos.com/