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WWII Days event Rockford IL September 21 & 22 2019


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:29 AM

Meet USMF's "Mr.Jerry" in the big tent behind the red barn while checking out a great selection of Original (and some re-enactor grade)  WW2 U.S. memorabilia and rare reich relics!  :rolleyes: :D But this is a VERY cool and family friendly (and educational) event on a scale you have to see to believe! Rate
  • Adults (Ages 18+): $14
  • Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel: $12
  • Children (Ages 3-17): $8
  • Infants (ages 0-2): Free
  • Midway Village Museum Members are Free
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World War II Days at Midway Village Museum
6799 Guilford Road
Rockford IL

World War II Days at Midway Village Museum
6799 Guilford Road
Rockford IL

Visitors to World War II Days engage in elaborate 1940s displays in historical buildings on the museum’s 148-acre campus, which becomes the back drop of a European village during World War II. This military re-enactment is the largest in the Midwest and draws thousands of visitors yearly to the Rockford region and the museum grounds.

New this year, visitors can view on display an AMTRACK, a landing vehicle tracked (LVT), in the Pacific display area in the southwest corner of the Victorian Village commons. The unit displaying the AMTRACK is the American Guerrillas in the Philippians. Visitors are provided with a map and schedule when arriving to World War II Days at each gate upon entering the event site.

Festivities include encampments of Allied and Axis troops in the Midway Village woods and realistic skirmishes integrated in the historic village. World War II Days includes elaborate and realistic battles complete with tanks, artillery, armored vehicles, and exciting pyrotechnic displays. More than 1,000 uniformed re-enactors 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 military vehicles make this a not-to-miss special event. Other event features:

  • Over 60 authentic military vehicles
  • More than 1,000 re-enactors
  • Battles with pyrotechnics
  • 1940s Style Live Musical Entertainment
  • Skirmishes, Demos & Displays
  • Militaria Sales Vendors from the Midwest
  • General Patton’s Command Center
  • Affordable Local Food Vendors
  • VETANK available for individuals with limited mobility
  • Special Admission for Veterans & Active Duty Personnel (ID Required)
  • Golf Cart Shuttles available for guests with special needs

2019 Schedule for the World War II Days

Saturday, Sept. 21 . 10 am to 5 pm

10am Event Opens
11am Town Battle
11:30am Woods Battle
11:45am “Smoky the War Dog” – Presentation by Producer and professional public speaker Adrian Brigham
12pm WWII Airplane Model Flying Demonstration
12pm Town Battle
12:15pm General Patton Briefing
12:30 pm Everley Sisters Musical Performance
1pm Town Battle
1pm “Liberators of the Holocaust” – Presentation by Author and Concordia University Professor John Ulferts
1:30pm Battle in Main Field
2:15pm Town Battle
2:30pm Woods Battle
3pm Town Battle
3pm “Women’s Ambulance Safety Patrol” – Presentation by Veterans Memorial Hall Researcher Mary Rose Fillip
3:30pm Battle in Main Field
4pm General Patton Briefing
4pm 2nd City Chorus 1940s Musical Performance
4:30pm Woods Battle
4:30pm Town Battle
5pm Event Closes

Sunday, Sept. 22 . 10 am to 4 pm

10am Event Opens
11:00am Town Battle
11:30am Woods Battle
11:45am “Smoky the War Dog” – Presentation by Producer and professional public speaker Adrian Brigham
12pm WWII Airplane Model Flying Demonstration
12pm Town Battle
12:30pm General Patton Briefing
12:30 pm Everley Sisters Musical Performance
1:00pm Woods Battle
1:00pm Town Battle
1:30pm “Selections from Always Remember - WW2 Through Veterans Eyes” – Presentation by Author and Concordia University Professor John Ulferts
2pm Town Battle
2:30pm Battle in the Main Field
3pm “Women’s Ambulance Safety Patrol” – Presentation by Veterans Memorial Hall Researcher Mary Rose Fillip
3:15pm 2nd City Chorus 1940s Musical Performance
4pm Event Closes

Sunday, Sept. 22 . 10 am to 4 pm

10am Event Opens
11:00am Town Battle
11:30am Woods Battle
11:45am “Smoky the War Dog” – Presentation by Producer and professional public speaker Adrian Brigham
12pm WWII Airplane Model Flying Demonstration
12pm Town Battle
12:30pm General Patton Briefing
12:30 pm Everley Sisters Musical Performance
1:00pm Woods Battle
1:00pm Town Battle
1:30pm “Selections from Always Remember - WW2 Through Veterans Eyes” – Presentation by Author and Concordia University Professor John Ulferts
2pm Town Battle
2:30pm Battle in the Main Field
3pm “Women’s Ambulance Safety Patrol” – Presentation by Veterans Memorial Hall Researcher Mary Rose Fillip
3:15pm 2nd City Chorus 1940s Musical Performance
4pm Event Closes

As part of your visit to Midway Village Museum, stop by the Museum Gift Store outdoor location. Many new mementos related to the World War II Days are available for purchase to take home with you as a way to remember your visit. Among the items included are: accessory pins, new souvenir T-shirt design, postcards and mugs.

$2 per car parking fee for non-members taken upon arrival when you park.

You may purchase tickets at the gates upon arrival or in-advance at the Museum Gift Shop or online.

The event is rain or shine. No refunds.

 

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