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Events | WWII Weekend

Events | WWII Weekend

World War II Weekend

World War II Weekend at Graeme Park! Reenactments, Swing Band, Abbott & Costello .. and much more... Sat April 30 and Sunday May 1!

World War II Weekend April 30-May 1, 2016 at Graeme Park presented by the Friends of Graeme Park, with the cooperation of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

  • Reenactment battles
  • Abbott and Costello!
  • Military Vendors
  • USO Dance and Swing Band
  • Period Display of Vehicles
  • Great Food
  • WWII Survivors
  • Guest Speakers
  • .. and much more!

World War II Reeactment! We're planning our 4th World War II Weekend following our very successful last event in April 2013.

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This will be the 4th World War II Event at Graeme Park. Reenactment units set up camp for the weekend and engage in a mock battle on Saturday.

The purpose of our World War II weekend is the education of our visitors, especially the younger generation, of the courage of our soldiers, the sacrifices they make, and the hardships they endure.

Our mock battle is exciting, but can also be loud and scary; although war is often romanticized, we hope our visitors come away with an appreciation of how frightening and brutal armed conflict was - and is - and understand the bravery of those who need to defend our freedoms.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your involvement and to honor those in the military - both past and present. We hope you consider joining us this weekend!

There will be:

Admission

Admission is charged for this event. All proceeds benefit The Friends of Graeme Park.

Adults ~ $10/day; $15/weekend pass
Kids 13-17 ~ $5/day, either day
Household (2 adults & accompanying children ages 13-17) $25/day; $40/weekend pass
Kids 12 & under ~ FREE
All Veterans and Current Service Personnel ~ FREE

Vendors

Vendors with products with a tie-in to World War II are welcome to participate. Cost is $40 for a 10x10 spot. If you would like to be a part of this event please contact the Friends of Graeme Park. Our vendor contract has complete details and may be downloaded below:

Vendor Form

Participants

If your group would like to participate in our upcoming World War II Events, please send us your information using the form below. Reenactment units representing both sides of the struggle are welcome. Camping at the site is allowed on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Other groups: bands, dance groups, etc, would also be welcome. Please contact Graeme Park with any questions.

Reenactor Form

Saturday April 30, 2016

Tours of the historic Keith House will be given periodically all day Saturday and Sunday

0930 Gates Open
  • 1000 Flag Raising and National Anthem
  • 1015 Weapons and Equipment Demonstration
  • 1100 The Ultimate Abbott and Costello Show
  • 1200 Battle Reenactment
  • 1300 The Ultimate Abbott and Costello Show
  • 1400 Rosie the Riveter (Mae Krier)
  • 1430 The Ultimate Abbott and Costello Show
  • 1500 Battle Reenactment
  • 1545 Swing Dance Lessons
  • 1700 USO Dance with the West Chester Swing Kings

    Sunday May 1, 2016

    Tours of the historic Keith House will be given periodically all day Saturday and Sunday

    0830 WWII Church Field Service
  • 0930 Gates Open
  • 0930 WWII Church Field Service
  • 1000 Flag Raising and National Anthem
  • 1015 Weapons and Equipment Demonstration
  • 1100 Rosie the Riveter (Mae Krier)
  • 1145 The Ultimate Abbott and Costello Show
  • 1230 Swing Dance Lessons
  • 1330 Honor Guard - State Reps Todd Stephens, Kate Harper, Tom Murt, Horsham Township Manager Bill Walker and Horsham Township Council Members - Honoring of Veterans and Lighting of Luminary Bags with Tom Murt
  • 1430 Battle Reenactment
  • 1515 The Ultimate Abbott and Costello Show
  • 1600 Close of Event



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    900 Governor Road
    Horsham, PA 19044 USA
    © 2000- Horsham Preservation and Historical Association
    A Community Benefit Organization

    Horsham Preservation and Historical Association (HPHA)
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    Horsham, PA 19044 USA
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