Living History Weekend
March 24-26, 2017
Thank you for your interest in volunteering and/or participating in the Museum of the American G.I.’s Living History Weekend on March 24-26, 2017. The goal of the Living History Weekend is to provide the public the opportunity to experience military history in a more intimate and meaningful way through living history displays, demonstrations, and the battle reenactments. The public will be able to explore camp life by touring Allied and Axis as well as special until camps via Living History volunteers’ displays. There will also be an impressive collection of historic, running WWII and later era military vehicles, including WWII Sherman tanks, M18 Hellcats, and various German vehicles.
WAYS YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
There are many ways for you to participate in this event, from setting up a living history display for the public to tour, to participating in the WWI and WWII battle reenactments, to simply displaying your military vehicle.
The living history displays and period camps are not limited to WWII US and German impressions. All Allied and Axis impressions are welcomed as well as those from earlier or more recent conflicts. Friday’s Living History School Day is an excellent educational opportunity for you to present your displays and period camps to interested school kids. Likewise, we encourage the public to come early on Saturday/Sunday and stay all day in order to have time to enjoy all of the displays.
To further engage the public we have other activities that encourage public participation. We will have a dedicated area for Military Vehicle displays, and we will have special demonstrations thorough out the day. We are happy to set aside time and space for new demonstrations, so please let us know if you have a special demonstration that you would like to perform. New this year will be events on Sunday! Of course the highlight of the Living History weekend is the WWII battle reenactment between US and German forces on Saturday and Sunday! During the battle we field an impressive array of vehicles (both Allied and Axis) along with simulated explosions (always a crowd pleaser). New this year will be WWI battle reenactment on Sunday