Midway Victorian Village WWII reenactment set for Sept. 21-22

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ROCKFORD - Midway Victorian Village, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, will host World War II Days from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept. 21 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sept. 22.

Visitors to World War II Days will enjoy 1940s displays in historical buildings on the museum's 148-acre campus which will become the back drop of a European village during World War II. This military re-enactment is the largest in the Midwest and includes encampments of allied and axis troops with realistic skirmishes complete with tanks, artillery, armored vehicles and pyrotechnic displays. The event will feature more than 1,000 uniformed re-enactors along with over 70 vintage tanks, half tracks and other 1940s military vehicles.

The weekend will also include General Patton's command center, 1940s style live musical entertainment, militaria sales vendors, as well as food vendors. There will be special admission for veterans and active duty personnel and golf cart shuttles for guests with special needs.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance at the museum gift shop. There will be a $2 parking fee for non-members. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 815-397-9112.

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