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“Military Through The Ages” at Cantigny October 1-2

Sep 16, 2016 10:19AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

History comes to life once again at Cantigny Park on Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, when the park hosts “Military Through the Ages.”

This first-time event at Cantigny is a timeline reenactment featuring a span of 15 or more military encampments throughout history, ranging from ancient Rome through Operation Desert Storm. Visitors will witness first-hand how soldiers lived and fought during different eras and see the progression of weapons, clothing and technology over time. The encampments, in chronological order, will facilitate self-guided walking tours, with living-history actors available to interpret and answer questions.

Hours for this free and historically accurate event are 10am-4pm both days. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

Additional details about “Military Through the Ages” are online at

The park website also features these and other upcoming fall events:

·         Oct. 1-2           Dahlia Show

·         Oct. 8             Cantigny Fall Festival

·         Oct. 15            Reporting for Duty: The WWII Experience

·         Oct. 21            Family Night: Pumpkins & Treats

·         Nov. 5             Cantigny 5K Run/Walk

Cantigny is open every day through October from 7 am to dusk. Hours are 9 am to dusk in November and December. Annual memberships starting at $50 include unlimited free parking and other benefits.