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Upcoming Programs at HGSIC

In honor of Memorial Day the Northern Appalachian Folk Fest and the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County organized a concert to take place on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at Memorial Park. This event marks the beginning of the Summer Concert in the Park series which is coordinated by Judy Holliday and NAFF. The concert will feature the 46th Pennsylvania Regiment Band and the Children's Community Choir. Sponsors for this event are the American Legion Post 141 and NAFF. The performances begin with the Children's Community Choir at 3:00 p.m. and the Civil War Band at 3:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will move into the museum. Join us for this free concert.

The 46th Pennsylvania Band was formed in December 1995 by a group of musicians from the Altoona Area of Central Pennsylvania. The Civil War band's goal is to honor the Logan Guard Militia from Lewistown, the 46th PA Regiment, and the musicians from Birdsboro Community Band who enlisted as a group and maintained the morale of the troops with their music throughout the Civil War.

Each member of the band is both a talented musician and a gifted living historian who brings to life the typical soldier/musician of the American Civil War. One of the most unique features of the unit is that the band performs entirely on original instruments from the mid-19th Century to enhance authenticity. The band performs concerts throughout the local community, as well as participating in living histories and battle reenactments across the Eastern United States. This band plays numerous styles of music from the Civil War, including marches, waltzes, polkas, camp songs, and more.

Another event taking place in observation of Memorial Day will be a program sponsored by the American Legion, Post 141, under the direction of Commander Wes Wertz on Monday, May 27, 2024. Join the American Legion Post 141 in Memorial Park at 10:45 a.m. to honor those who lost their lives defending their country.

Author, Bob Fulton, is well known for his extensive writings for regional and national publications, including books, newspapers and magazines featuring the Pittsburgh Pirates.  His interest began when he attended his first Pittsburgh Pirate game in 1961.  He left that game with a baseball caught bare handed by his father, Wayne, an usher at Forbes Field.  Thus began Bob's lifelong passion for Pirate baseball.

In his book, Burial at Home Plate, he shares facts, feats and firsts in Pittsburgh Pirate history.  Known as "The Ol' Ball Game Fulton," he is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and lives in Indiana, PA.

Join us at the Historical Society on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. for an evening that is sure to appeal to baseball fans young and old.

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