Rochester Hills Museum presents World War II Event: War in the Pacific

000_0010The Rochester Hills Museum and the Detroit Arsenal of Democracy™ Museum will present a World War II event on Friday, May 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. featuring lectures and a convoy to Rochester and Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “War in the Pacific” will feature military and armored vehicles, weapon demonstrations, historical lectures, exhibits in the Museum dairy barn through June 1, and military vendors.

One of the featuring pieces of equipment is a WWII LVT Landing Tank that was in Clint Eastwood’s movie, “Flags of our Fathers.” Admission is $7 adults, $4 for seniors and students. World War II and Korean conflict veterans and Museum members are free. Admission is good for both days. For more information visit www.driventovictory.com or www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms or call 248.656.4663. Visit our Facebook page, Driven to Victory Military Show.

 Schedule of events on Friday

1:00 p.m.         Prelude to War, Japanese Expansion

2:30 p.m.         American Colonies & Pearl Harbor

5:30 p.m.         Convoy into Rochester – parking on Walnut Street until 7:30 p.m.

Schedule of events on Saturday

9:00 a.m.         Gates Open and all exhibits open

9:30 a.m.         Lecture: Allied Garrisons & Japanese Conquest

10:30 a.m.       Lecture: American War B29 History

11:30 a.m.       Weapons Demo (Bridge Road)

11:45 a.m.       Lecture:  Battle of Midway

12:00 p.m.       First Public Battle (Bridge Road)

12:45 p.m.       Lecture: Drive to Japan

2:00 p.m.         Weapons Demo (Bridge Road)

2:30 p.m.         Lecture: The Device

3:45 p.m.         Second Public Battle (Bridge Road)

4:00 p.m.         Weapons Demo

The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, one mile east of Rochester Road and south of Tienken Road.  The Museum is a 16 acre complex of buildings and grounds and features displays and exhibits about regional history.  The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  For more information, visit www.rochesterhills.org/museum or 248.656.4663.

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