10th WORLD WAR II LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND
WHERE IS THIS EVENT?
The field is located on Rt. 72 in Rowlesburg, WV next to one of the most beautiful community parks in this area and along the Cheat River. The photo shows a view taken across from the field and looking towards the park with its pavilions, concession stand, restrooms and playground. Notice how gorgeous the flowers and plants look. The Greater Downtown Rowlesburg organization maintains these gardens throughout the year.
WHEN? WHAT TIME?
LAST WEEKEND IN JUNE
Friday 27 June 2014 Saturday 28 June 2014 Sunday 29 June 2014
set up encampment 10 am - midnight breakfast and goodbyes
Click here to view, download and/or print the WWII event poster (legal size)
Every year we have more reenactment units who attend with period equipment, weapons, Jeeps, trucks, motorcycles, GP tents, pup tents and many artifacts on display.
DEMONSTRATIONS ON THE FIELD
If you are interested in attending this event as reenactor
living historian or vehicle owner, please submit the form below.
You will receive confirmation of your registration.
SEND IN REGISTRATIONS BEFORE 10 JUNE 2014
Click here to download the 2014 reenactor registration form
INFO WWII REENACTOR REGISTRATION : JIM BARNES 304-599-4418
JASON COBB MILITARY COLLECTIBLES
INFO WWII VENDOR REGISTRATION : SHIRLEY HARTLEY 304-329-1240
If you are interested in selling military items complementary to this event,
please print and sign the form below and mail it to us.
You will receive written confirmation of your registration.
Special thanks to
WV NATIONAL GUARD and CAMP DAWSON
for participating in this event
ROWLESBURG REVITALIZATION COMMITTEE
GREATEST GENERATION SOCIETY
ROWLESBURG TOURISM COMMITTEE
RIVER ROAD PROPERTY for the use of the field
DON RIGGS, ED EDMUNDS & RON SINES for preparing the field
and to FRIENDS - VETERANS - SUPPORTERS
To support this event contact Shirley Hartley 304-329-1240 or Katie Wolfe 304-454-9232.
2015 SCHEDULE - TBA
Below is the 2014 schedule
SATURDAY 28 JUNE 2014
MEET OUR W.W.II VETERANS at 1:00 pm
This is a great opportunity to talk to the men and women who lived through it all.
All W.W.II veterans are invited to join this event and gather in the white tent
for refreshments while they talk to visitors or just reminisce about
their experiences with other veterans.
MILITARY COLUMN at 2:00 pm
Reenactors and vehicles drive through town with WWII Veterans and
halt at the Honor Roll Monument for the wreath laying ceremony.
WREATH LAYING CEREMONY at 2:30 pm
Honor Roll Monument - Railroad crossing Buffalo Street
Dedication by Rev. Roy Mick
21 Gun Salute and Taps by VFW Post 578 Terra Alta & Aurora
1940s USO DANCE
Saturday night from 8 pm - midnight
Maestros of Swing
performing Big Band music
Admission: $25.00 per person
Hors d'oevres and drinks (soft drinks, water, wine and beer) are included and
served in a 1940s atmosphere.
Dressy or Period attire please.
SUNDAY 29 JUNE 2014
HOME MADE BREAKFAST AT V.F.W. POST 3008
in the company of WWII reenactors (early birds)
8 am - 1 pm $8.00
buckwheat cakes, pan cakes, biscuits, gravy, potatoes, eggs, bacon,
sausage, OJ, milk, coffee, tea.
Previous WWII Weekends
click here for photos
Community park with pavilions and playground.
Concession stand in park open from 10 am-6 pm
The Rowlesburg Historical Society will be available at the Depot for
Trips up to historic Cannon Hill
from where you have a view over the town.
The Heldreth Motel - Kingwood, WV
Mainstay - Rowlesburg, WV
Camp Dawson - Kingwood, WV
Retirees and current military can stay on base with a valid ID.
Contact the Front Desk for reservations and info: 304-791-7001.
Check the links page on this site for more interesting info.