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

Sep 16, 2016 10:19AM ● Published 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.

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