World War Two Days this Weekend
This weekend you can transport yourself back in time to the 1940's and find Midway Village turned into a European Village in the midst of battle for World War Two Days.
This Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th, all are welcome to come see the battle reenactments of World War Two at Midway Village. The realistic battles come complete " with tanks, artillery, armored vehicles, and exciting pyrotechnic displays. Saturday the battle shows are featured at 1:3 pm and 3:30pm. Sunday the battle time is 2:30 pm."
According to Midway Village's website over "1,200 re-enactors will be present this weekend representing the soldiers of the United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Italy and Japan . In addition to the action on the battlefields, enjoy the skirmishes in the Village and Woods, demonstrations and displays in the buildings, woods encampments and the ambiance of the beautiful venue."
Also, new this year Midway Village has added a new feature of old time radio “Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear” that "will theatrically re-create old time radio shows to bring visitors the best of the series all combined into an exciting 1940s star-studded parade of music, comedy and heartfelt sentiment and support for the boys “over there.”
Also, on both Saturday and Sunday the program will broadcast D-Day:" highlights from the radio broadcast of “the Greatest Crusade in American History” will include commentary and interviews as Americans across the country heard the news during the entire day of June 6, 1944. Citizens across the country woke-up to announcements of “The Allied Invasion” and radio broadcasts offered insight as to what was happening as news and information"
Now that is really cool. A perfect way to complement and enhance the re-enactment experience while your there. I love music from the 1940's. I love listening to old radio shows.
This is a great way to get the family out for a fun time together all the while having the kids learn a little more about history.
To find out ticket prices and the schedule events, click here.