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Trooping the Colour (Queen's Birthday Parade)

Jun 8, 2019 - Jun 8, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Birtsburgh
1500 One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Trooping the Colour is a parade of military pageantry in which the monarch inspects her troops, a tradition which dates all the way back to King George II in 1748. This yearly display features hundreds of Household Division officers, horses and musicians in ceremonial uniform and is seen by thousands of people in London annually. The Queen herself attends and takes the salute.

If you can't be in London for this event, join us on the same date as we present Trooping the Colour in miniature, utilizing hundreds of toy soldiers displayed from the collections of toy soldier enthusiasts, David Frankowski and Al Lind. In addition to the toy soldier display, there will be two presentations by Dave Frankowski, using the display to illustrate the origins and history of the event, a description of the event and its participants, and other relevant information all accompanied by the appropriate music!

Join us in the Croghan-Schenley Ballroom on the 1st Floor of the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning, for this enchanting display and presentation. You may wish to supplement attending this event with a tour of Pitt's Nationality Rooms (including the English Classroom) - separate admission applies.

Members and students Free; Non-members $5

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