The National Civil War Museum is supporting the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Toys for Tots program to help bring Christmas to Harrisburg’s children in need by collecting unwrapped toys.
Anyone who brings an unwrapped toy valued at $12.00 or more will receive one free admission to the Museum for the day of donation or 2 coupons for 50% off a future visit to the Museum. Toys will be collected through Friday, December 08, 2017. All toys donated through this program will remain in the Harrisburg area.
Thank you for your support in making Christmas special for these children.
Dr. Terry Beckenbaugh of the Air War College will present on "A Devastating Team: The Mississippi Flotilla and Joint Operations in the Mississippi River Valley"
The 2017 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.
How did Americans - both northern and southern - celebrate Christmas during the Civil War? Many of the customs and observances, some of which we cherish to this day, grew to be widely accepted during this terrible time of national struggle. But more than anything, we ought to remember the privations and heartaches of the soldiers far from home and their loved ones left behind. Drawn from the letters and journals of soldiers and civilians, this program transports you to a 19th century Christmas filled with the conflicting emotions of a country torn by Civil War – and resonates for our society today.
Entrance to the presentation is included with the purchase of museum admission.