Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that Old Bethpage Village Restoration and the Museum of American Armor will host a World War II Encampment and Battlefield Reenactment weekend on Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visitors will have the opportunity to step back in time and explore World War II history complete with living historians, tanks and artillery, and simulated fire fight demonstrations. Old Bethpage Village Restoration offers a perfect impression of a rural European battlefield when American soldiers took on and defeated the Nazi Third Reich. Living historians in period gear representing a variety of forces will present vintage weapons and offer hands on displays while engaged in tactical exercises. Veterans special only $5.00 for the World War II event.
About Old Bethpage Village Restoration:Old Bethpage Village Restoration provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th Century American village set on more than 200 acres. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Last admission is at 3:00 p.m. Entrance fees are: $12 for adults, $8 for children (5 – 12), seniors and volunteer firefighters.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration is located at 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage (Exit 48 of the Long Island Expressway). For further information please call Old Bethpage Village Restoration at: (516) 572-8400.
For more information about Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museum, please call (516) 572-0200 or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.