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Historic timeline at Hallowell Elementary School by Justine Musick
Historic timeline at Hallowell Elementary School by Justine Musick

World War II Weekend 2012

World War II Weekend 2012

WW II Reenactment and Big Band Concert 2012

HPHA and the Friends of Greame Park hosted our 2nd World War II weekend on May 5-6, 2012 featuring open camps, Pearl Harbor vet's War Stories, and Honor Guard on Sunday.

HPHA and The Friends of Greame Park hosted our 2nd World War II weekend on May 5-6, 2012 featuring open camps, Pearl Harbor vet's War Stories, Honor Guard, and a mock battle with the Penrose Strawbridge House as a small farm in occupied France being liberated by the GIs.

When the troops weren't engaging - visitors toured camps, saw period trucks and equipment,toured the historic Keith House, browsed the sutler's booths and had some great food.



Battle Reenactment!

On Saturday afternoon the Penrose Strawbridge property became a french famhouse under occupation by the Germans. The Allies, in a spectaclular mock battle, liberated the village and defeated the retreating Germans.

Everyone then celebrated the victory with Big Band Dance Concert by the Society Music Makers, a local 17 piece Big Band playing under the big tent at Graeme Park.

Our World War II reenactment is a fun and educational day for the whole family.

Schedule of Events

  • FRI 1800 Reennactor Camp (closed to public)
  • SAT 1000-1600 Camps open for tours - WWII Vendors - Great Food
  • SAT 1115 War Stories - WWII Vets Herb Levy and Alex Horanzy
  • SAT 1140 PA State Senator Stewart Greenleaf
  • SAT 1150 PA State Representative Todd Stephens
  • SAT 1200-1345 BATTLE REENACTMENT between US and Germans!
  • SAT 1400-1500 Concert - Society Music Makers Swing Band playing 40s era Big Band Favorites in the BiG Tent - There is a Dance Floor!
  • SAT 1500-1600 Living History!
  • SAT 1600 Reennactor Camp (closed to pubic)
  • SUN 1000-1500 Camps open for tours
  • SUN 1145 PA State Representative Tom Murt
  • SUN 1200 War Stories - WWII Vets Alex Horanzy and Mario Chairolanza - Survivors of Pearl Harbor!
  • SUN 1300 Honor Guard - Presenting Flags to Alex Horanzy, Mario Chairolanza, and Herb Levy
  • SUN 1400 Park Closes

The Honor Guard for Sunday was from Fort Dix New Jersey perform a ceremony honoring the fallen. Tom Murt was a part of this ceremony which ended with the folded flag being presented to Beth MacCausland, president of The Friends of Graeme Park and Marie Cherry, Board member of HPHA. This flag will now fly at the flagpole on the grounds of Graeme Park!

Reenactment Units Participating

  • US 35th Infantry (made infamous in the film Kelly's Heroes)
  • US 3rd Mountain
  • US 9th Infantry
  • US 4th Armored Division
  • Nazi 9 Waffen SS Panzer Division
  • 394th Infantry
  • 12th SS Hitler Youth
  • 2nd Giberg
  • 28th Giberg
  • 15th Recon Commonwealth (Canada)




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

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Horsham, PA 19044 USA
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