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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area Hosting Two New Events in September

This September, the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area will be hosting two events.

Military Timeline - September 10

Location: 204 Church Street, Phoenixville PA 19460
Sponsor: The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area
Time: 10 AM to 3 PM
Contact: 610-935-7646

The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area will sponsor its second Military Timeline on Saturday, September 10th from 10 AM to 3 PM. What's a military timeline? It's a living history program featuring military re-enactors dressed in historical garb who interact with the public to explain the time period they are depicting and explain their uniforms, equipment and weapons. This free event will be held on the lawn of the Historical Society. Coordinated by Ryan Conroy, re-enactors will cover from the Revolutionary War to the modern era. Also present will be speakers who will give special talks at 11 AM, 1 PM and 2 PM under a tent on the lawn. The Museum will be open during the same hours and features a special exhibit on Phoenixville and the Civil War.


Historical Society Annual Banquet - September 21

Featured Speakers: The Tuskegee Airmen
Location: Spring Hollow Golf Club, 3350 Schuylkill Rd., Spring City, PA 19475
Sponsor: The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area
Time: 6 PM
Contact: 610-935-7646

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American military aviators in the United States armed forces. The American military and federal government were racially segregated during WWII. The Tuskegee Airmen were subject to racial discrimination, both within and outside the Armed Forces. Despite these adversities, they trained and flew with distinction. The story of these brave patriots needs to be told, and the rare opportunity to hear this story as told by one of the original Airmen, is available for anyone who lives history. The Historical Society banquet will be held at Spring Hollow Golf Club at 6:00 PM on September 21st, 2011. The cost for the talk is $40 and includes choice of dinner entrée. Please contact The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area at 610-935-7646 or email hspa@verizon.net for an invitation. Reservations must be received by September 14th.

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