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Christmas in the Trenches

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103 years ago, the soldiers of the Western Front in the Great War called unofficial ceasefires during the week of Christmas. Visitors will receive a special holiday tour of the decorated trenches and hear excerpts from authentic letters of soldiers experiencing Christmas in the trenches. Watch a narrated re-enactment of a battle and the ceasefire, sing carols with the soldiers, sip hot chocolate, see real WWI artifacts, and even play football as they did over 100 years ago.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IS DUE by December 6. Call 815 397-9112 or visit our website. This event will be held rain or shine out of doors. Please dress for the weather.

Subarea:Rockford Northeast

Midway Village Museum - 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107 - From I-90 and E. State St. (U.S. Business 20): Go west on E. State to Perryville Rd. Turn right (north) on Perryville to Guilford Rd. (about 1 mile). Turn left (west) on Guilford Rd. to museum entrance on south side of street. From the south: I-39 to I-90 (north, toward Wisconsin) and proceed as above. From IL 251 or IL 2 and Business U.S. 20: Go east on Business 20 to Mulford Rd. Turn left (north) on Mulford to Guilford and turn right (east). Look for the signature Millhouse by the entrance gate.

Christmas in the Trenches
  • December 8, 2018
  • Midway Village Museum
  • $10 adults | $5 children (3-17) | Free for infants (0-2) and museum members