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EVENT CALENDAR
World War II Reenacting Corps This calendar includes only events where 
reenactor participation is welcome or expected.

If you would like to add an event to this page, please contact Erik Runge
(WWIIRC Commander).

Click here to view the Events Calendar 
for the World War II History Center.


As reenactors, we participate in four different types of events:
Private Training
Training is put on about once a month in the off-seasons by the units of the WWII Reenacting Corps.  Its purpose is to teach reenactors basic tactics,  mannerisms, and to keep the unit active in the time between major events.  These are not public events.
Public Displays
Public displays are events in which we display our uniforms and equipment for public viewing.  Some examples of venues we do public displays at include gun shows, military shows and air shows.  At public displays, you may see our reenactors wearing other WWII impressions other than the units to which they belong.
Public Battles
Public battles are staged battles for public viewing.  Usually, these battles are well planned out and the Germans always lose. These battles usually include a weapons demonstration and a uniform and gear explanation.
Private Tactical Events
Tacticals are real-time events held between reenacting units.  There are usually objectives to complete while tactics and strategy are used to try and out-smart the enemy.  These are not public events.


2017 EVENT CALENDAR
For corrections or updates, please contact us.

MAR
11-12

Event: Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Show

Date(s): 11-12 March, 0900-1600 both days 

Location: Pavilions at the Kansas Coliseum

Type: Public Display

Need WWIIHC Volunteers: Yes

WWIIRC Endorsed: Yes

Need 82nd Troopers: Yes

Need 352nd Landsers: Yes

Point of ContactErik Runge

Website: http://www.ctaga.org/gunshows.html

Description: Our semi-anual appearance at the Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Show.  We'll have the motorcycle and a bicycle at the event - can anyone bring a Jeep this year?  Come to me with different ideas for displays!

MAR
24-26

Event: Weldonkrieg

Date(s): 24-26 March

Location: Weldon Spring, MO

Type: Tactical

Need WWIIHC Volunteers: No

WWIIRC Endorsed: No

Need 82nd Troopers: Yes

Need 352nd Landsers: Yes

Website: http://soldierboy440.wixsite.com/weldonkriegofficial

Description: Tactical at Weldon Spring, MO.  Co-hosted by our friends 1./ Jägerregiment .38.  A new tactical that is getting big, fast.  Plan on attending if you can!  Possible cold weather event.

APR 01

Event: Annual Meeting

Date(s): 01 April, 1200-1500

Location: WWII History Center, 119 W Central Ave, El Dorado, KS 67042

Type: Annual Meeting

Need WWIIHC Volunteers: Yes

WWIIRC Endorsed: Yes

Need 82nd Troopers: Yes

Need 352nd Landsers: Yes

Point of ContactErik Runge

Website: http://www.wwiihistorycenter.org/

Description: This is the annual meeting for both the WWII History Center Foundation as well as the WWII Reenacting Corps.  This is the time to pay membership dues, so please remember to bring cash or a check (or your PayPal)!  Date is yet to be finalized...
APR
22

Event: McLouth Patriot's Day

Date(s): 22 April, 0800-1600

Location: McLouth, KS

Type: Public Battle

Need WWIIHC Volunteers: Yes

WWIIRC Endorsed: Yes

Need 82nd Troopers: Yes

Need 352nd Landsers: Yes

Description: Parade, public display in the city park, and if we want, a battle reenactment on the street of a city block.  We can have the motorcycle and the jeep.  Reenactors participating will probably get some compensation money for blanks and travel.  Free meal(s) for parade participants.  We participated in this event last year, and there's a lot of room to improve on the reenactment and display!  It was a lot of fun and they appreciate us being there.

MAY
???

Event: 352nd Training Weekend / Schießausbildungen 

Date(s): Saturday-Sunday, ??? June

Location: TBD

Type: Training

Need WWIIHC Volunteers: No

WWIIRC Endorsed: Yes

Need 82nd Troopers: No

Need 352nd Landsers: Yes

Description: This event is training for the 352nd only. Set up at 1300 Saturday.  Maneuvers and sentry throughout the night.  Bring period sleeping equipment (if available), and a zelt (if you own one). Sunday we will be qualifying with the K98. Whoever shoots the highest score will be awarded the Schutzensneer (marksman lanyard) to wear with walking out attire.  Criteria will be based on original Heer marksman standards.  

JUN
??

Event: Heartland Military Day

Date(s): Friday-Saturday, ?? June

Location: Forbes Field, Topeka, KS

Type: Public Display

Need WWIIHC Volunteers: Yes

WWIIRC Endorsed: Yes

Need 82nd Troopers: Yes

Need 352nd Landsers: Yes

Point of Contact: John Colyer

Description: This event is a good sized event with a lot of military displays and two battle reenactments.  Participation in the public battles is optional.  Camping is allowed Friday night, or you can drive up early and set up Saturday morning.  The day kicks off at 7am, but you can arrive and setup anytime during the morning.

JUL
04

Event: Independence Day Parade and Display

Date(s): 04 July, All Day

Location: TBD

Type: Parade and Public Display

Need WWIIHC Volunteers: Yes

WWIIRC Endorsed: Yes

Need 82nd Troopers: Yes

Need 352nd Landsers: Yes

Description: We've been asked by both Park City and Wichita to participate in Independence Day Parades and celebrations.  The WWIIRC Command Staff will discuss with the WWIIHC board and make a decision on which event should be attended.  More details TBD…

SEP
??

Event: Apple Day

Date(s): ?? September, All Day

Location: Ft. Riley, KS

Type: Public Display

Need WWIIHC Volunteers: Yes

WWIIRC Endorsed: Yes

Need 82nd Troopers: Yes

Need 352nd Landsers: Yes

Description: This event is put on to provide the military community and the general public a glimpse at historical sights, sounds and smells of the frontier army and to learn about American military history.  This is a big event for the WWII Reenacting Corps and the WWII History Center in that we’ll be getting major exposure with Fort Riley.  I believe that Germans will be allowed this year, so long as the focus is on they being the opposition to the Big Red 1 on Normandy.  More details as the date drawn near...

SEP
??

Event: El Dorado Fall Festival

Date(s): ?? September

Location: Downtown El Dorado, KS

Type: Public Display

Need WWIIHC Volunteers: Yes

WWIIRC Endorsed: Yes

Need 82nd Troopers: Yes

Need 352nd Landsers: Yes

Website: https://www.facebook.com/eldoradofallfestival/

Description: Last year was a bust - the weather and the construction was bad.  We had very few visitors.  Here's hoping for a better time around this year.  The Museum will have an Open House and we’ll need all hands on deck.  Reenactors can set up display tables inside or outside the museum.  We’ll try to get a speaker and have other events going on in the Museum.  This is potentially a big even for the WWII History Center.  More details to come…

OCT
14-15

Event: Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Show

Date(s): 14-15 October, 0900-1600 both days

Location: Pavilions at the Kansas Coliseum

Type: Public Display

Need WWIIHC Volunteers: Yes

WWIIRC Endorsed: Yes

Need 82nd Troopers: Yes

Need 352nd Landsers: Yes

Description: http://www.ctaga.org/gunshows.html

 Our semi-annual visit to the gun show.  Now that we have practically unlimited space, display possibilities have greatly increased.  I'd love to have all vehicles there.  Contact Lt. Kepley or Lt. Runge with ideas.

NOV
11

Event: WWIIHC Open House and Outskirts of Isigny X

Date(s): 11 November, All Day

Location: WWII History Center, El Dorado, KS

Type: Open House, Public Battle and Public Display

Need WWIIHC Volunteers: Yes

WWIIRC Endorsed: Yes

Need 82nd Troopers: Yes

Need 352nd Landsers: Yes

Point of ContactErik Runge

Website: http://www.wwiihistorycenter.org/wwiirc/events/isigny.html

Description: Join the WWII History Center Open House and the WWII Reenacting Corps in the 10th annual public battle, "Outskirts of Isigny."  The event coincides with the city of El Dorado's Veteran's Day Celebration of Freedom.  Parade is at noon, Weapons demo at 1 p.m. and Battle Reenactment at 1:30 p.m.  Event is ETO 1944.  Last year, we had sponsors who provided hotels and gas cards for reenactors.  We're hoping to get more sponsors this year.  Come check it out!

NOV
18

Event: Peru XIII

Date(s): 17 November (Late Afternoon to dark), 18 November (0900-1600)

Location: Peru Brickyard, Peru, KS

Type: Tactical

Need WWIIHC Volunteers: No

WWIIRC Endorsed: Yes

Need 82nd Troopers: Yes

Need 352nd Landsers: Yes

Point of ContactBob Hartung

Website: http://wwiihistorycenter.org/wwiirc/events/peru.html

Description: This will be the thirteenth year for the Peru reenactment.  Bob Hartung, the event coordinator, has asked that I send the announcement out.  The event is an ETO and Eastern Front event, so all impressions are welcome.  Just like years past, there will be grass area for camping out on Friday, Cafe Peru opens at dusk.  Registration fee will probably be $20, but is subject to change.


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