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The Great War: World War I

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  • Location
    Midway Village Museum
    6799 Guilford Rd.
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • Phone
    (815) 397-9112
  • Date
    April 8, 2017
  • Recurrence
    Recurring daily
  • Time
    Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Price
    $10 adults, $5 children and students (3-17), free for Midway Village Museum members
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Additional Information

Midway Village Museum will host the 5th annual Great War event, a WWI military event that features over 225 reenactors portraying soldiers and civilians from the United States and Europe in the museum’s historic village. 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. Visit the website for a full schedule of events.

Featured Activities:

  • Large scale battle reenactments featuring pyrotechnics
  • WWI Tanks, including the FT-17 French tank
  • Large scale WWI model airplane displays and flying demonstrations
  • Tours of the 150 yard trench replica including bunkers
  • Explore the exclusive Trench Train, also known as the Tin Turtle
  • Displays of WWI weapons, equipment, and artifacts
  • Live horses from the Cavalry units
  • Lectures throughout the day by military experts
  • Salvation Army donut dollies demonstrations
  • Live musical performers with songs form the 1910s
  • Battle skirmishes throughout the day in the village
  • Movies from the 1910s shown on original equipment
  • Militaria sales vendors with real and replica WWI equipment, clothing, books and artifacts
  • Food vendors

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.

The Great War: World War I
  • April 8, 2017
  • Midway Village Museum
  • $10 adults, $5 children and students (3-17), free for Midway Village Museum members
  • Recurring daily