Public Battle and Living History Displays
This web site is for reenacters to receive information
on the Rockford, IL. WWII HRS event
All inquires on this event, thoughts, comments,
ideas, issues, contact Dave Fornell or Ron Kapustka
(Overall Event Coordinators)
Attention All Unit CO's
Please e-mail Dave Fornell
to confirm your
Unit and/or campsite each year by
August 1st or you will lose that site!
Address & Directions
6799 Guilford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Upon setting foot on
District Property, you are
agreeing to abide by
house rules, and all HRS
safety & authenticity
rules and by-laws
Dave Jeglum will be inspecting all
participating vehicles for proof of
insurance, authenticity, and safety.
Please visit vehicle info on Participant Information page.
Looking for units to volunteer to
help the WACs with registration
All we need are a couple individuals to help with
registration for one hour or even 30
min, please let me know.
Lost and Found
If you have lost anything please send an email to Dave. even if you lost the item 10 years ago.
If you would like flyers for the event,
Village, she will send some out to
you to pass along.
Film, Photo Opportunities
If any private entity would like to film the event or use photos for commercial use, please contact
Pre-Registration ENDS Sunday evening. After that you will have to pay the on-site registration Fee
1940's Block Party
Block party will feature a DJ to play 1940's music at the Gazebo, Prairie Street Brewing Company will be selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, the Machine Shed will be selling food
WORK DAY WILL BE AUGUST 24, 2019 for everyone to work on your camps, the Village and entire site. Please bring tools to clear camp sites
This is an World War Two, Historical Reenactment Society event. ALL participating reenacters will abide by the WWII HRS by-laws, Safety and Authenticity Standards. You should review these items at the HRS website
In addition to the HRS Safety/Authenticity by-laws, are the "House Rules"which are written under "Participant Information", please go over these before coming to the event.
If you do not agree with any of it, please stay home, arguing with
event staff will only get you escorted off the premises.
All recognized reenactment groups/societies welcomed, but again you must follow HRS S&A standards PERIOD.
Hours of Operation
Wednesday Sept. 18: 12pm Gates open for setup
Thursday Sept. 19 Setup continues
Friday Sept. 20: 9:45-2:15pm School tours No personal vehicles allowed in Living History Campsite
Saturday Sept. 21: 10:00am-5:00pm Museum is open to the public
Sunday Sept. 22: 10:00am-4:00pm Museum is open to the public
Sunday Sept. 22: 7:00pm Park closes to everyone
Registration will be located at the hospital, we will have signs pointing you in the right direction.
Wednesday 18, Closed
Thursday 19, 5pm-9pm
Friday 20, 5pm-10pm
Saturday 21, 8am-12pm
Sunday 22, 930a-10a
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE VALID STATE ISSUED IDENTIFICATION TO REGISTER
On-Site Registrations WILL be charged a fee.
Dave Jeglum/ 9th ID - Vehicle Authenticity/Safety Inspector
Scott Koelling / Vehicle Bounty
- Any ussues in the woods bring to Jeff.
ALL MPs and FGs please check in with Kevin H, to let him know
MP/FG briefing will be held at building 24: