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« on: December 17, 2019, 07:46:54 PM »

4-5 April 2020, The Great War, Rockford, IL


The Great War:  World War I at Midway Village
Saturday, April 4 . 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, April 5 . 10 am to 4 pm
In the 13-acre Victorian Village, Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford

Midway Village Museum will host the 8th annual The Great War: World War I at Midway Village, a military re-enactment and one of the largest in the United States. This military re-enactment features over 225 re-enactors portraying soldiers and civilians from the United States and Europe.

Visitors engage in this unique historic, immersive experience with the opportunity to enter encampments, tour a reproduction 150-yard trench system, and watch large-scale narrated battle reenactments.

Featured activities:

​ World War I Tanks, including the FT-17 French tank, a replica
​Large scale World War I  model airplane displays and flying demonstrations
​Explore a Trench Train, an exact replica of what is known as a Tin Turtle
​ Displays of authentic World War I weapons, equipment, and artifacts
​Lectures throughout the day by military history professionals and experts
​Salvation Army Donut Lassies demonstrations
​Live musical performers with songs from the 1910s
​Militaria sales vendors with real and replicated World War I equipment, clothing, books and artifacts
​Delicious food available for purchase by local food vendors

Check back regularly as the event date nears for up-to-date and complete activities.

$14 adult
$8 child (ages 3-17)
Free Infants (ages 0-2)
Free Museum Museums

Advanced admission tickets may be purchased online at www.midwayvillage.com, in the Museum Git Store, or by calling 815-397-9112.  Admission also can be purchased upon your arrival to the event.  Museum members will show member card for express check-in upon entering the event. Rain or shine event no refunds.

Free parking and ATMs are available.

Bags will be checked by security upon event entry. No pets allowed, service animals are permitted. Only registered re-enactors may wear historic military uniforms.

Questions?  Call 815-397-9112.

"see you out there"
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