Special Event: There will be an open house at the Heyworth Railroad Caboose on Saturday, August 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Rain date will be Sunday August 13. Come see the newly painted caboose.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR THE FOLLOWING MONTHS:
August: Women in the Military
September: Missing in Action – Prisoner of War
October: Indian Wars
November: All Veterans
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The Simpkins Military History Museum has a special exhibit for the 100 year anniversary of the United States involvement in World War I. There is a permanent display of World War I items and then a special extended exhibit that will be set up from March 2017 to November 2018. This is the 100th year anniversary. Stop in to see what the World War I veterans wore and their equipment.
ATTENTION – 31TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIG ISLAND RENDEZVOUS: Upcoming in 2017 – Big Island Rendezvous – October 7 and 8, 2017 at Albert Lea, Minnesota. This is an exciting living history event to attend in a beautiful fall setting on Lake Albert Lea. Everyone is encouraged to walk through the camps, visit with the reenactors, and ask questions. There are fur traders living in lodges, tomahawk throwing contests, live cannon firing plus many other demonstrations. (Do you know how to skin a beaver?) There are soldiers representing the Mexican War, Civil War soldiers, cowboys, and Abraham and Mary Lincoln. Great food vendors and live musical entertainment all day. October 5 and 6 are education days for school students and is open to the public on Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Sunday October 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
THE SIMPKINS MILITARY HISTORY MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER, JANUARY, AND FEBRUARY. PLEASE CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT DURING THESE 3 MONTHS. 309-473-3989.