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« on: June 11, 2018, 09:03:51 PM »

22-23 September 2018, World War II Days, Rockford, IL

World War II Days
Public · Hosted by Midway Village Museum

Midway Village Museum
6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61107

World War II Days

Experience World War II Days at Midway Village Museum

Saturday, September 22
10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, September 23
10 am to 4 pm


Check website page regularly for updates and schedules about this September special event.


World War II Days includes elaborate and realistic battles complete with tanks, artillery, armored vehicles, and exciting pyrotechnic displays.

The largest World War II era re-enactment in the United States with over 1,000 uniformed reenactors from 40 states representing soldiers from the United States, Great Britain, France, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Japan, Italy and Germany along with 70 to 80 vintage tanks, half tracks and other 1940s era military vehicles!

. Over 60 Authentic Military Vehicles
. Over 1,200 Reenactors
. Battles with Pyrotechnics
. Skirmishes, Demos & Displays
. Militaria Sales Vendors from around the Midwest
. Tour General Patton’s Command Center
. Affordable Local Food Vendors

Maps of the event site will be available when visitors arrive showcasing the battlefield and the various encampments and attractions. The event is rain or shine.

Visitors Experience:
Visitors at the special event engage in elaborate 1940s displays in historical buildings on the museum’s 148-acre campus acting as the back drop of a European village during World War II. Encampments of Allied and Axis troops in the Midway Village woods and realistic skirmishes integrated in the historic village.

Behind The Lines – Friday, September 21 . 5 pm – 8 pm
This year’s Friday evening visitor experience at World War II Days will include an up-close preview of the special event and is always a popular part of the weekend’s activities. Watch for exciting details about new features.

Event Site Transportation for Visitors with Special Needs
Golf cart shuttles transport visitors from the parking lots and within the event. Please, do not bring personal golf carts.

Admission
$14 adults; $12 Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel.*
$8 child (ages 3-17); Infants (ages 0-2) are Free.
World War II Veterans are Free.
Midway Village Museum Members are Free.

Admissions tickets can be purchased at the event gates, online or by phone by calling 815-397-9112. Online ticket sales begin Monday, May 21, 2018.

*If you are a Veteran and Active Duty Military Personnel simply show proof of military service with your Military ID card, Veterans Affairs, card or Discharge papers to receive discounted tickets.

Vet Tank is available for individuals with limited mobility. Call the museum to make a reservation at 815-397-9112.

Parking
$2 parking fee per car for non-members.

To Learn More
To learn more about World War II Days and becoming a reenactor visit www.ww2rockfordevent.com. This website details the reenactor logistics and participation of World War II Days.

For more details, call 815-397-9112.

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