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Military museum posts exhibit on website

BOALSBURG — The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Centre County has posted an exhibit on their website titled, “The Long Road to Victory: Heroism and Sacrifice in the Pacific, 1945”.

The online exhibit is in lieu of a physical exhibit due to the Museum being currently closed due to COVID-19. The online exhibit is free to access and is easily enjoyed on computer and smartphone alike.

“The PA Historical and Museum Commission, specifically military history sites and museum staff focused on military history have been involved in commemorating the 75th Anniversary of World War II since December 2016 with the celebration of Pearl Harbor Day” says museum administrator, Tyler Gum. “Upon entry into the War, the Commonwealth provided not only vital manpower, but also critical materials and products: coal, steel, uniforms, tanks and vehicles, ships, and foodstuffs just to name a few.”

2020 brings a close to the commemoration, and associated events heavily impacted by COVID-19 complications. Museum curator, Jennifer Gleim, chose to highlight stories from the Pacific Theater, 75 years ago, as told through fourteen different collections & items. “The Pennsylvania Military Museum is proud to be able to interpret the story of Pennsylvanians stationed in the Pacific during World War II”. More than 850,000 Pennsylvanians served throughout the course of World War II, each with a unique story. “Exploring these very personal stories of heroism, duty, and sacrifice can help us to understand what American soldiers experienced as they fought to bring the war to a close.”

Using artifacts and primary sources, the online exhibit allows visitors to connect with history despite the Museum & Historic Site being closed to visitors. The online exhibit is located at: https://www.pamilmuseum.org/the-end-wwii

The Pennsylvania Military Museum and 28th Division Shrine at 51 Boal Ave, 16827 is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information visit our website or social media pages.

Autumn Festival planned in Renovo

RENOVO — With COVID-19 canceling the 73rd Annual Flaming Foliage Festival, the committee has come up with something else for the community to enjoy this year.

On Oct. 10, beginning at 9 a.m., an Autumn Festival will take place at the Flaming Foliage Lot.

Craft vendors will be selling their goods starting at 9 a.m.

And the committee will be selling food from their building starting at 10 a.m.

A Pick Your Pumpkin games will be available for the kids as well as a Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Kids can carve, paint or decorate their pumpkins and bring them that day.

A large basket raffle, as well as a homemade pie sale, will also take place.

LHU to host virtual internship, career fair

LOCK HAVEN– Lock Haven University will host a Virtual Internship & Career Fair, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, October 2.

All students and alumni from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) are invited to participate virtually to explore all of the internship and job opportunities available in various fields of interest. Students with a valid university email address can sign into Handshake at www.lockhaven.joinhandshake.com and register for employer information sessions (one-on-one or group).

The career fair is an opportunity to meet virtually with recruiters looking for qualified candidates in diverse fields.

Students and alumni may research attending employers and opportunities in Handshake and at www.lockhaven.edu/career/careerfair/registeredemployers.html. New employers will be added each week so check back often. Attendees must register for the fair in Handshake to sign up for sessions. Employers may request resumes from students and alumni during sessions.

To register as an employer, please visit the employer webpage at www.lockhaven.edu/career/employers. For more information about the virtual internship and career fair, contact Cortney Force at 570-484-2181 or email careerservices@lockhaven.edu.

Monday Movie Night at Heisey

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Historical Society invites everyone to Monday Movie Night on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. on the Heisey Museum Lawn.

Bring your lawn chair, blanket and favorite beverage. Popcorn will be provided.

Playing that night will be “Duck Soup” starring the always entertaining Marx Brothers. Face masks and social distancing is the order of the evening.

You may visit our website www.clintonpahistory.org to see about upcoming events, membership, research or making a donation. Our mission is to collect, preserve and share the history of the county and the region. Funding has been provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. Additional funding is provided by the Clinton County Commissioners.

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