Join the Vermilion County War Museum on May 18th from 10 AM – 4 PM as we celebrate Armed Forces Day.
The Vermilion County War Museum will be hosting an Armed Forces Day celebration on May 18th; with re-enactors from different eras. Encampments and military vehicles will be on display weather permitting. Re-enactors from Civil War to Vietnam will be on hand for questions and answers and also displaying uniforms and accouterments of that time.
This event will be free and open to the public however, a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $2 for students will be gladly accepted.
Museum volunteers will be on hand to give tours.
Please note that Madison St. from Vermilion to Hazel will be closed to through traffic during this time.
New this year to the Vermilion County War Museums Armed Forces Day Celebration is Beck’s Concessions; they will be offering a variety of festival/ fair style food. Also we will have a Children’s area where young and old alike will be encouraged to create a card for a local veteran.
Miss Georgetown Fair Billi Jo Shank will be on hand as well that day and throughout the day will be offering a book reading of, “Why Did Sergeant Stubby Go to War” a book based on a true story of one of the first documented and decorated K9 War Heroes.
There will also be a membership tent set up for those who want to purchase a membership to the museum. These memberships not only provide members with admission to the museum, but also advance notice of upcoming events and early bird advance ticket sales to ticketed events and much more.
Those interested in volunteering will be also able to sign up or find out more information at this event as well.
The museum is always seeking new members and volunteers to be a part of the ever changing museum.
For more information about the event or about volunteering at the museum please stop by or call 217-431-0034.