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  • September 23, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • September 24, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Museum Memberships are a Great Value!
For complete details and benefits about the Museum Membership program, follow this link http://www.midwayvillage.com/midway-membership.html. You can purchase your Membership online by clicking the above link.

World War II Days
Saturday, September 23 . 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, September 24 . 10 am to 4 pm

The largest World War II re-enactment in the Midwest brings together 1,300 reenactors and more than 60 authentic vehicles for this one-of-a-kind special event.  Tour encampments, watch skirmishes and large-scale narrated battles, listen to lectures and musical performances, and enjoy several new activities in 2017.

There is free parking for visitors and golf cart shuttles for visitors with special needs.

New For 2017:
Remembering the Holocaust Exhibit,
on loan from the Illinois Holocaust Museum

Returning Highlights:
.  Narrated battles both Saturday and Sunday
.  Skirmishes, Demos & Displays
.  Andrew Sisters Live Musical Performances
.  Militaria Sales Vendors from around the Midwest
.  General Patton’s Mobile Command Tent
.  Affordable Food




10am Event Opens

11am Town Battle

11:15am Andrews Sisters Musical Performance

11:30am Woods Battle

12pm General Patton Briefing

12pm WWII Airplane Model Flying Demonstration

12pm Town Battle

12:45pm 2nd City Chorus 1940s Musical Performance

1pm Town Battle

1:30pm Battle in Main Field

2:15pm Town Battle

2:30pm Woods Battle

2:30pm 2nd City Chorus 1940s Musical Performance

3pm Town Battle

3:30pm Battle in Main Field

4pm General Patton Briefing

4:30pm Woods Battle

4:30pm Town Battle

5pm Event Closes



10am Event Opens

11am Town Battle

11:15am Andrews Sisters Musical Performance

11:30am Woods Battle

12pm WWII Airplane Model Flying Demonstration

12pm Town Battle

12:30pm 2nd City Chorus 1940s Musical Performance

1pm Woods Battle

1pm Town Battle

1:30pm General Patton Briefing

2pm Town Battle

2:30pm Battle in the Main Field

3pm 2nd City Chorus 1940s Musical Performance

3:15pm Town Battle

4pm Event Closes


Back This Year
– Be entertained as Legacy Girl singers Nancy Baumet and Dia Madden present the hits of America’s Wartime Sweethearts, the Andrew Sisters!  Experience the tunes that made them popular with their close harmony, costumes, choreography, wit and patriotic hearts.

$14 Adults
$12 Veterans and Active Military Personnel*
World War II Veterans Free
$8 Children (3-17)
Infants (0-2) Free
Museum Members are Free

Ticket Pre-Sale Special
Receive a free copy of the World War II Days Souvenir Book when you buy your tickets in-advance online or at the museum Gift Store.  One free souvenir book, per ticket(s) purchase.   Online purchasers will receive their copy of the souvenir book when visiting the Gift Shop the day you attend the World War II Days.  When you buy your tickets in-advance at the Gift Store, you will receive your copy at that time.  Purchase a membership now and receive a free Souvenir Book with purchase of a membership at the museum.  New members will also pickup their Souvenir Book at the Gift Shop.

Online tickets will be sold until 5 pm Wednesday,  September 14.  Payment is through PayPal and tickets will be mailed on Thursday, September 15.  Your confirmation of payment is your PayPal receipt.

* If you are a Veteran and or Active Duty Military Personnel simply show proof of military service with your Military ID cards, Veterans Affairs cards or Discharge papers to receive discounted ticket price.

You can also purchase tickets in-advance at the museum Gift Shop, and at the gates the days of the special event.

Registered wristbanded re-enactors are the ONLY guests admitted into the event in vintage military uniform.  Visitors to the event may dress in 1940s civilian costume if they wish as long as the Visitor sticker is worn prominently.

Behind the Lines with General Patton
Friday, September 22 . 5 pm – 8 pm
Experience the World War II special event the evening before it opens to the public with a behind the scenes tour and special dinner activity.  First, visitors will go on a guided tour of the camps and vehicles at the event while hearing from the reenactors representing over a dozen countries involved in the war.
After a tour of General Patton’s command tent, visitors will sit down to dinner and listen to a special presentation by the General Patton living historian on the experiences of this famous leader.

$35 Non-Members; $30 Members
Space is limited.  Pre-registration and payment is required by Wednesday, September 13.  Call 815-397-9112 to register.

Check back regularly for updates about World War II Days.

2017 Sponsor

Questions?  Call 815-397-9112, ext. 104.



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