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Boalsburg lays claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day with observances dating back to 1864. At that time Emma Hunter, Sophie Keller, and Elizabeth Meyer paid tribute to loved ones lost in the Civil War by placing flowers on their graves. Now Boalsburg gets ready for its observance with several fun and reflective local memorial activities on Memorial Day and the days preceding the holiday.

 

Memorial Day Weekend Schedule of Events Announced:

May 26th:
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Boal Mansion - Grand Opening of the Expanded Armory
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Boalsburg Fire Company Carnival, Wristband Night

 

May 27th:
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Boalsburg Fire Company Carnival

 

May 28th:
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Pre-registration for the 5k race at Blue Spring Park
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - PA Military Museum Open
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Boal Mansion Open
5:00 PM - Boalsburg Fire Company Parade
Fireman's Carnival continues after the parade

 

May 29th:
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - PA Military Museum Open
12:30 PM - British High Tea by reservation at the Boal Mansion
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Boal Mansion Open
2:00 PM- 6:00 PM - Boalsburg Fire Company Carnival, $15 unlimited rides

 

May 30th:
8:30 AM - Memorial Day 5K race, race starts at Blue Spring Park
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - AACA Car Show, PA Military Museum
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Day In Town Festival - featuring live music, food and arts and crafts vendors
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Boalsburg Garden Club Plant Sale
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Boalsburg Fireman's Carnival
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Boal Mansion Open - featuring Civil War re-enactors, live music, food, arts and craft vendors, a petting zoo, a marionette puppet show and tours of the Columbus Chapel
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Tours of Nittany Theatre at the Barn
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Boalsburg Heritage Museum Open
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Boalsburg Heritage Museum Soup and Bread Sale in the Township garage; tours and demonstrations at the restored Blacksmith Shop
5:45 PM - Walk to the Cemetery
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM Service at the Boalsburg Cemetery, emceed by Jeff Brown

Articles

Boalsburg Marks Memorial Day Weekend with Celebrations, Remembrance Boalsburg Marks Memorial Day Weekend with Celebrations, Remembrance
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Boalsburg lays claim as the possible birthplace of Memorial Day, and throughout the weekend the community will once again celebrate the holiday with both fun events and moments of remembrance. [Read More]

Events

Boalsburg Memorial Day Run
Join us for the 36th Annual Boalsburg Memorial Day Run. The 3.8 mile course weaves through historic Boalsburg and welcomes both runners and walkers.
May 30th 2016 at 8:30 am

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Boalsburg Fire Company Parade
Annual Parade will be held on May 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Line up begins at 3:30 pm. The Parade route will be East on Pine St. to Boal Ave. making a right on to Boal Ave. from Boal Ave.
May 28th 2016 at 5:00 pm

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Boalsburg Fire Company Carnival
This years Carnival will be from May 26th thru the 30th.
May 26th to May 30th 2016 at 6:00 pm

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Allegheny Mountain Region A.A.C.A. Car Show
May 30 – ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN REGION A.A.C.A.
May 30th 2016 at 9:00 am

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WORLD WAR II REVISITED Living History Bivouac
May 28 & 29 – “WORLD WAR II REVISITED Living History Bivouac” – WWII re-enactors bivouac on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum portraying field life in the European Theater of Op...
May 28th to May 29th 2016 at 10:00 am

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