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Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 06:25 am

WWI up close

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The Illinois State Military Museum hosts a Great War Encampment to tell the story of the First World War.Experience trench warfare and a day in the life of the men who lived in the trenches during WWI. Reenactors in uniforms will demonstrate raids and skirmishes each day. Indoor and outdoor exhibits will amaze you if the museum building hasn’t already knocked you off your feet. The structure is breathtaking. Lectures take place both days at 11 a.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Illinois National Guard and Militia Historical Society.

Great War Encampment
Saturday, Oct. 13, 9am-5pm
Sunday, Oct. 14, 8am-2pm
Illinois State Military Museum
1301 N. MacArthur Blvd.
217-761-3910
Free

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