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Friday, February 25th, 2011
11:12 am
[retro_mama_2000]
question about WWII era reenacting
I hope I am doing this right!  I am a bit inept at web stuff beyond just googling things.  I have always been interested in the 40's.  I noticed that the UK has 1940's societies, and I was looking for something similar in the US.  I saw this when I was searching and was excited to see photos from MN as that is where I am located.  Could anyone give me any advice on joining a group devoted to this era and/or reenacting?  I am a woman so I would be interested in more than just the military battle reenactments.  Thanks!
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
4:12 pm
[mlif]
CAF Hanger Dance, Fleming Field, MN, May 2010
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Current Mood: anxious
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
6:27 pm
[mlif]
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
4:41 am
[mlif]
Photos from Battle of the Bulge Reenactment FIG 2010
Fort Indiantown Gap, PA USA January, 2010

Saturday, December 26th, 2009
7:43 pm
[mlif]
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
5:15 am
[mlif]
Monday, September 21st, 2009
11:52 pm
[oberst_kaizer]
Resistance
Hi, my boyfriend and I are just starting to re-enact the resistance (French and Russian)
Does anyone else do this and have any advice?
Clothing is what I wonder, for me a dress is less likely to get me shot on sight, but more obvious out in the field and harder to move in...I also am not sure what shoes to wear...and for weaponry, a P38 will fit in my purse, but a K98 would be more useful...
For him, we're thinking corduroy pants and a brown or green shirt...
...I'm figuring it would be ok to "borrow" pants or a shirt (obviously without insignia) from an army uniform...

Current Mood: curious
Saturday, July 25th, 2009
3:01 pm
[mlif]
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
12:27 pm
[mlif]
WWII Days - Reenactor Registration Open


Registration for Midwest's largest WWII living history event is now open.

If you are interested in reserving space for your own unit, you need to do so ASAP (deadline Sept 1st), they fill up fast.

The following is the Reenactor Information website:

http://skoelling.homestead.com/Rockfordevent.html

Here is the registration website:

http://rockford.eventbrite.com/
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
6:24 pm
[mlif]
MN Transportation Museum Living History Display & Swing Dance
Railroads on Active Duty-MTM Event The Jackson Street Roundhouse, St, Paul MN
Date: 18 April 2009, Saturday 10:00 AM
Railroads on Active Duty

April 18-19, 2009 St. Paul MN

Come join the Minnesota Transportation Museum’s Jackson Street Roundhouse, in a tribute to the men and women who moved goods and people across the country during World War II. (WWII)

The Jackson Street Roundhouse’s Railroads on Active Duty event remembers the influence of transportation during WWII. The museum will offer unlimited rides on vintage train cars and classic buses like the soldiers rode, featuring new exhibits (including authentic World War II military uniforms, war-time posters and magazine ads, military model train cars on display, and more), historic re-enactors in a live WWII headquarters display, period army and civilian vehicles, children’s crafts and toys of the era, plus museum and restoration shop tours.

On Saturday evening from 7 PM to 10 PM the Roseville Big Band will provide live music; join us for a fantastic swing dancing event!

Also, experience interactive railroading and transportation exhibits including steam engines and rolling stock restoration. Plus, witness daily railroading operations, which include one of the nation’s last fully functioning roundhouse turntables, and watch rail traffic on the adjacent mainline, one of the critical rail arteries of the Upper Midwest.

The Jackson Street Roundhouse is conveniently located one exit north of downtown St. Paul, at the Pennsylvania Ave exit on I35E, then west on Pennsylvania Avenue (193 Pennsylvania Ave E. 55130).

Railroads on Active Duty weekend event
April 18th and 19th; 10 AM – 5 PM
Dance April 18th 7 PM – 10 PM
Adults $12, Children $8 Dance admission $10

Open regular hours year-round,
Wednesdays 10 AM – 4 PM and Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM

For specific daily and special event information, directions, sponsorship opportunities, advance tickets, and more information visit www.trainride.org or call 651-228-0263

Contact:
Pat Kytola, Museum Director, Minnesota Transportation Museum
Office 651-228-0263 ext 3104
Monday, April 6th, 2009
7:20 pm
[wolfsword]
Question
Hey all I have a question for all of you, I going to be filling in for our unit authenticity officer as he is off to "the sandbox" for a year or so.
So my question is what areas do you guys think always need improvement regardless of the unit?
What areas do US Airborne units (that is the unit I'm in) need to improve?
How do your units go about this?
I'm just looking for ideas and suggestions about this.
Thanks
Monday, March 23rd, 2009
10:20 pm
[pelzig]
Photos...


...of the 5th. SS "Wiking" (HRS) at the Ft. Custer, MI battle this past weekend.

http://www.pelzigplatz.com/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=5520

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
11:04 pm
[_consume_]
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
7:54 pm
[_consume_]
Sunday, January 18th, 2009
8:23 pm
[_consume_]
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
5:45 am
[mlif]
Monday, September 8th, 2008
12:31 pm
[mlif]
Full day of 1940's goodness
This is what I did this past Saturday:

Wings of Hope Charity Event:




Bomber's Moon Hanger Dance:

Friday, September 5th, 2008
5:05 pm
[mlif]
Wings of Hope Charity Event/Hanger Dance
Sept 6th, 2008

The CAF puts on a Free event each year, asking only for the donation of a non-perishable food item to enter our doors. We will have our aircraft (B-25, BT-13, L-5, Harvard MKIV, PT-22) along with a number of local aircraft on display! WWII Re-enactors will be onsight with authentic uniforms, gear, and weaponry. Our hangar will house veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, on hand to share their experiences and artifacts. Our PX will be selling merchandise for half-off. We will have food and beverages for sale as well. As always, our Musuem will be open with our many artifacts from WW2! This event benefits the Tourettes Syndrome Association of MN, America's Second Harvest Heartland (food shelf), and the Commemorative Air Force MN Wing. Our doors will open at 10 a.m. and Close at 4 p.m.

At 6 p.m. our doors will reopen for our annual Bomber's Moon Ball! The Roseville Big Band will be playing 40's era music until midnight. Our attendance averages close to 1000 people of all ages, dancers of all skill levels, and people who just like to visit and watch. Dance lessons will be provided so come early! The MN Corvette Club will dispay their cars, along with our aircraft, acting as a backdrop for the event. You won't want to miss it! Our requested donation is $10 dollars per person. All donations are to a non-profit organization and tax deductable.

Visit www.CAFMN.org for more information, and directions.

See Flyer for more info:Collapse )
Monday, June 23rd, 2008
5:11 pm
[mlif]
CAF Hanger Dance; Fleming Field, MN
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4:58 pm
[mlif]
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