July 2 - 4
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Military History Days

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Military History Days is a three-day event unlike any other. Throughout the event, visitors will beable to walk through authentic and unique displays of World War Two-era tents and workspaces, including hands-on experiences with artifacts from WWII; instead of observing them from afar. As opposed to a regular historical display, our displays provide interactive activities that make history accessible. Visitors will be able to learn about Aviation, Women in Service, Arms and Ammunition, and much more!
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Marrin Ricks (She/Her) -
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Seldom does the term “innovation” ever coincide with history, but the organizers of Military History Days at the Freedom Festival are blazing trails in 2024: with new offerings as well as cherished favorites, Military History Days 2024 is bound to bring the stories of the men and women who served in World War II to life like never before! 

2023 saw the introduction of the Military History Days passport – an innovative, and interactive new way to help guests of all ages engage with the history of the Second World War. This year, the organizers of Military History Days 2024 have worked hard to improve upon last year’s passport, keeping the same features that guests loved, along with the introduction of new options, and a streamlined process. 

This year, guests will also see a change in scenery. In an effort to keep things as cool as possible for both our guests and our presenters, the Military History Days encampment will be utilizing a more shaded area of the park, closer to both the parking lot and the food truck area. Guests will still be able to see all their favorite displays and attractions but in a much more comfortable setting. 

As with 2023, this year will see the introduction of both new displays, as well as innovations and improvements on classic displays. Learn about women’s service in World War II and see if you have what it took to join the WAVES, test your skills on the ins and outs of aviation during the war, or a whole host of other displays and activities that bring history to life for the entire family. 

Displays will be operating from 9 am to 5 pm for the duration of Freedom Festival, and everyone’s favorite, the 1940s Swing Dance, featuring live music from Sarge’s All-Star Band returns, with dance instruction, starting at 6 PM on July 6. The dance will be held in the field adjacent to the displays. We are proudly a part of the Freedom Festival events found at Scera. Join us, at Military History Days, on the north end of Scera Park; the Colonial Heritage Festival, The Cries of Freedom, and the American Heritage Museum as part of your Fourth of July

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