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Memorial Day

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.

 

 2019 Memorial Day Weekend
*** SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***


THURSDAY, MAY 23
- Boal Mansion Open 1:30pm to 5pm
- Pennsylvania Military Museum Open 10am to 5pm
- 6pm to 10pm: Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival
--- Wrist Band Night, $15 Unlimited Rides from 6pm – 10pm
- 7:30pm – Nittany Theatre at the Barn, "Over the River and Through the Woods"



FRIDAY, MAY 24
- Pennsylvania Military Museum Open 10am to 5pm
- Boal Mansion Open 1:30pm to 5pm – Civil War Encampment
- 6pm to 10pm: Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival
- 7pm to 9pm – Live Music at the Carnival – Kristi Jean and her Ne’er Do-Weels
- 7:30pm – Nittany Theatre at the Barn, "Over the River and Through the Woods"



SATURDAY, MAY 25
- 8am to 10am – Pre-registration & T-shirt Pick Up for Memorial Day Run @ Blue Spring Park
- 10am to 5pm – Pennsylvania Military Museum
--- 9am to 3pm – Military Museum Murph by CrossFit Nittany
--- PA Military Museum: WWII Revisited Living History Bivouac
--- 12:45pm – Tactical Demonstration
- Boal Mansion Open 1:30pm to 5pm – Civil War Encampment
- 3:30pm – Parade Line Up Begins, boalsburgfire.com for info
- 5:00pm – Boalsburg Fireman’s Parade
- After the Parade till 10pm – Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival
- 7pm to 9pm – Live Music @ the Carnival – David Zentner - Presented by Dailey’s Lawn Care
- 7:30pm – Nittany Theatre at the Barn, "Over the River and Through the Woods"



SUNDAY, MAY 26
- 8am to 10am – Pre-registration & Memorial Day Run @ Blue Spring Park
- Boal Mansion Open 1:30pm to 5pm – Civil War Encampment
- 10:15am to 11:30am – Colonial Liturgy Service with Patriotic Hymns
--- Zion Lutheran Church
- 10am to 5pm –Pennsylvania Military Museum Open
--- PA Military Museum: WWII Revisited Living History Bivouac
--- 12:45pm – Tactical Demonstration
- 2pm to 6pm: Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival
--- Wrist Band Event, $15 Unlimited Rides from 2pm - 6pm



MONDAY, MAY 27, MEMORIAL DAY
--- A DAY IN TOWN
- 7:15am to 8:15am – Registration for Memorial Day Run @ Blue Spring Park
- 8:30am – Memorial Day Run
- 9am to 3am – Children’s Carnival, Side Lawn St. John’s Church
- 9am to 4pm – Boalsburg Garden Club Plant Sale
- 10am to 11am – Celebrating over 150 Years of the Durner Organ by Ryan Ditmer
--- St. John’s United Church of Christ
- 10am to 4pm – Over 130 Vendors on Church & Main Streets
- 10am to 4pm – Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival
- 10am to 4pm – Blacksmith Shop, Blacksmithing Demonstrations
--- Located on the east side of the Township Building
- 10:30am to 4:30pm – Memorial Day Stage Entertainment
--- 10:30am to 11:30pm – SCAHS Jazz Band
--- 11:30am to 12:00pm – St. Joe A ‘Capella
--- 12:00pm to 1:00pm – Little German Band
--- 12:30pm – Maypole Dance, Central PA Dance Workshop
--- 1:00pm to 1:30pm – Left of Centre
--- 1:30pm to 2:30pm – Screaming Ducks
--- 2:30pm to 3:00pm – Cale Keller, Nashville Recording Artist
--- 3:00pm to 4:00pm – Pure Cane Sugar
- 11am – Judging Begins Cramer Landscaping Pie Contest (Fruit Pies Only)
- 2pm to 4pm – Dan & Galla Musical Show @ the Heritage Museum
- 5:45pm – Walk to the Cemetery

 

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Articles

Memorial Day Services Set Around the Area Memorial Day Services Set Around the Area
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A number of services will be held throughout Centre County this weekend to remember those men and women who gave their lives. [Read More]
Memorial Day in Boalsburg Brings a Full Weekend of Celebration and Remembrance Memorial Day in Boalsburg Brings a Full Weekend of Celebration and Remembrance
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and as usual that means five days events in historic Boalsburg. [Read More]
Boalsburg Charm: History, Tradition Remain at the Heart of This Fast-Growing Community Boalsburg Charm: History, Tradition Remain at the Heart of This Fast-Growing Community
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Back in 1809, land speculator Andrew Stroup sold 60 tracts of land by lottery for $11 each, thus establishing the village that would become Boalsburg. Then known as Springfield, its high-quality freshwater spring and location at a strategic Pennsylvania crossroads made it a desirable place to settle [Read More]

Events

Allegheny Mountain Region A.A.C.A Car Show
Regional Antique Automobile Club of America Chapter’s annual summer season kickoff event featuring many pre-war through modern classics on display throughout the grounds of the 28th Division Shrine ...
May 27th 2019 at 9:00 am

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Memorial Day 3.8 Mile Race
Memorial Day 3.
May 27th 2019 at 8:30 am

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Boalsburg Memorial Day Parade
The Parade will be May 25 Line-up will begin at 3:30 pm. with the Parade Starting at 5:00 pm. Rain or Shine The Parade route begins at Blue Spring Park on Wagner St. and proceeds East on Pine St.
May 25th 2019 at 3:00 pm

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Memorial Day Carnival
Thursday May 23 is a Wristband Night. Pay $15.00 and ride unlimited rides from 6:00 pm. until 10:00 pm. Friday May 24 the Carnival will be open from 6:00 pm. until 10:00 pm.
May 23rd to May 27th 2019 at 6:00 pm

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World War II Revisited: Living History Bivouac
Axis and Allied living historians encamp on the grounds, portraying field life in the European Theater of Operations, 1944-45. A short history of the war begins at 12:45 p.m.
May 27th to May 28th 2017 at 10:00 am

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