Public Battle and Living History Displays
September 24,25,26,27
This web site is for reenacters to receive information
on the Rockford, IL. WWII HRS event

Located at the Midway Village & Museum Center

All inquires on this event, thoughts, comments,
ideas, issues, contact Scott Koelling
(Overall Event Coordinater)
Attention All Unit CO's
Please e-mail Dave F. or Scott  K.
to confirm your
Unit and/or campsite each year by
August 1st or you will loose that site! 
USO Dance Info
Saturday September 26
Music,Dancing, Food
Address & Directions
6799 Guilford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Upon setting foot on
Museum/Rockford Park
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 Scott and Dave. even if you lost the item 10 years ago. 

Event Flyers
If you would like flyers for the event,
please contact Lonna at Midway
Village, she will send some out to
you to pass along.
USO Dance
Little Big Band is providing music. Dance will be held at the Indoor Sports Center.
Music starts at 730p, all reenacters must have wristbands on their wrist to get in for free. The will be a full bar and a limited food area on site. There is an ATM as well. Bus will load up in front of bldg. 14 in the museum parking lot at 615p.

Film, Photo Opportunities
If any private entity would like to film the event or use photos for commercial use, please contact 
Troy LeFaye

Is now open until Sept.  21st.


Aug 29th 9a - 4pm

General Information
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
at: Worldwartwohrs.org

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

Thursday Sept. 24: 8am Gates open for setup
Friday Sept. 25: 9:45-2:15pm School tours No personal vehicles allowed in Living History Campsite
Saturday Sept. 26: 11:00am-5:00pm Museum is open to the public
Sunday Sept. 27: 11:00am-4:00pm Museum is open to the public
Sunday Sept. 27: 7:00pm Park closes to everyone


Registration will be located at the hospital, we will have signs pointing you in the right direction.
Thursday 24, 7pm-9pm Gates open for setup at 8am
Friday 25, 7pm-9pm
Saturday 26, 8am-10am
Sunday 27, 930a-10a
Pre-Registration site
Event Staff
Scott Koelling/2.Panzer Division - Overall coordinater
Dave Fornell/353.ID - Coordinator
Rhea Merwin /2926 WAC Bat - Registration
Bill Larsen/353rd.ID - Village Viginettes/Skits
Ron Kaputska/C.Co.1st.Bat.502nd - Woods Scenarios
Bill Crestwell/2nd ID (LHRA) - Village Commons
Bill Sheets/Safety & Authenticity Officer
Dave Jeglum/ 9th ID - Vehicle Authenticity/Safety Inspector
Tammy Hanley/ Vendor Coordinator
Jeff Fronczak/11.SS.Feldgendarmerie.Trupp.11
  - Any ussues in the woods bring to Jeff.
Kevin Hennessey/GD Trains - FG Coordinater in village bldg 24
 Chuck Bolanis/5.SS "Wiking" Skirmish Coordinator
Troy LaFaye/167th SPC - Movie-Film-Picture Coordinator
Nicole Fornell/Civilian Impressions - French Cafe
ALL MPs and FGs please check in with Kevin H, to let him know
MP/FG briefing will be held at building 24:
Fri 7pm - Sat,Sun. 8am