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Great War Encampment 2021

Event date: 11/6/2021 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Export event
Elaine Evans
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Great War Encampment 2021

Illinois State Military Museum

The Illinois State Military Museum invites you to explore the history of the First World War at the Great War Encampment on November 6, 2021! Reenactors will be at the museum to meet with the public and showcase the uniforms, equipment, weapons, and vehicles of WWI. Take time to explore the museum's permanent World War One exhibits as well.

Admission to the museum is free but donations are always encouraged! Please remember that guests are required to practice social distancing and wear a mask when on museum grounds

Great War Encampment 2021

Schedule of Events
10:00 a.m.       Doors Open
11:00 a.m.       Uniforms of the Great War
                              Presentation by Richard Schachtsiek, Illinois State Military Museum
12:00 p.m.       First Skirmish
1:00 p.m.         Weapons of the Great War
                              Presentation by Dr. Chris McDonald, Lincoln Land Community College
3:00 p.m.         Second Skirmish
4:30 p.m.         Doors Close

All Day
WWI Mortar Display – Mr. Ken Bauman
WWI Medical Display – First Division Museum
Food Truck – Springfield Boy Scout Troop 202

Illinois State Military Museum
1301 MacArthur Avenue
Springfield, Illinois (Map)


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