The Museum of Veterans and Military History in Vilonia, will be hosting the second World War II Living History Weekend beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct 14.
Friday night, Oct. 13, the public is invited to come to listen, watch at the Home Front Dance where Big Band music will be performed by the Monticello Quartet. There is no charge to attend. Period dress is encouraged. Homemade desserts and coffee will also be available.
Saturday, visitors may begin touring the living history camps staffed by reenactors at 9 a.m. as well as see military and non-military vehicle displays, meet and talk to WWII veterans. There’s no charge for attending. Also, shop at the crafts fair and the military swap meet. Booths are still available at both. Military enthusiasts may be able to enlarge their collections as both military vendors and the museum will liquidate some of their assets.
Set up on stage, Shane Dyson with his mobile D.J. business, will provide period tunes throughout the day.
There’s no need to eat before you come, Saturday, the Vilonia Lions Club will be selling hot dogs and hamburgers. Museum officials will also sell drinks and desserts.
Museum officials are still searching for WWII veterans who will be recognized during a ceremony at 1 p.m. Senator Eddie Jo Williams will present senatorial citations to those in attendance. A WWII re-enactment is set for 2 p.m. The Liberty Parade of vehicles will follow. The event will wrap up at about 4 p.m.
Located at 53 N. Mt. Olive in Vilonia, the museum is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., the first Sunday of the month. Also, special tours are available by appointment. No charge to tour. For information, call 501-796-8181.