353.Infanteriedivision
2017 Event Dates


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* (Dates highlighted in green are of greater importance to the 353rd.)*

Ladies and Gentlemen,
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January

January 7-8, SAXET Gun Show, San Antonio Events Center, San Antonio, TX: http://saxetshows.com/ contact 361-289-2256

 

January 13-15, Battle of the Bulge Tactical, Camp Clark, Nevada, MO: http://www.20thcenturygi.com/index.php?topic=2525.0 Contact Dave Hruska 913-682-8603 dahruska1944@gmail.com $20 Fee

 

January 13-15, Indy 1500 Gun, Knife & Military Show: Indiana State Fairgrounds, http://www.indy1500.com/ contact 405-340-1333, Fax 405-478-0700 (Week of Show 317-870-9296)

 

January 13-15, Waukesha Expo Forum Gun Show: Waukesha Expo Fourm, Waukesha, WI http://www.bobandrocco.com/ contact Ron Martin 715-381-7991 bobandroccogunshows@gmail.com

 

January 14-15, Belleville, IL Gun Show: https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/belleville-gun-show/ contact Bob Leckrone 618-495-2572 or Ron Miller millmanxx@gmail.com

 

January 14-15, The Great Eastern Gun Show/National Gun Day/JAG Military Show: Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY http://www.nationalgunday.com/The%20Great%20Eastern%20Gun%20Show.htm contact Ron Dickson ron-dickson@nationalgunday.com 513-523-3574

 

January 14-15, Kankakee Gun and Sportsman's Show: Kankakee County Fairgrounds, Kankakee, IL, http://www.thecloegroupllc.com/kankakee-show.html, Contact Ross Cloe 815-263-2810 thecloegroupllc@gmail.com

 

January 15, McHenry County, IL Gun Show: McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, IL https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/crystal-lake-gun-show/ contact Don Cichoski 815-385-1982 dandjguns1911@att.net

 

January 19-22, Chicago Outdoor Sports Show, Rosemont, IL: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, http://chicagosportshow.com/, contact 212-564-8823, jennifer@osgshows.com http://www.chicagolandgunshow.com/

 

January 20-22, Janesville Gun Show: Janesville Craig Center, Rock Co. Fairgrounds Janesville, WI, http://www.bobandrocco.com/ contact Ron Martin 715-381-7991 bobandroccogunshows@gmail.com

 

January 25-29, Battle of the Bulge History Commemoration (FIG): Fort Indiantown Gap, PA http://www.wwiiha.org/new/index.php/fig , contact: bob@wwiiha.org

 

January 27-29, Bridgeton, MO, Gun & Knife Show: Machinist's Hall, http://www.saintlouisweaponcollectors.com/ contact Pete Cutelli 314-846-0751 pete@stlweaponcollectors.com

 

January 28-29, Crown Point Gun Show: Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, IN http://www.centralindianagunshows.com/, contact Daniel Hedger 765-855-3836 or Tami Hale 765-855-1712 acmegun@aol.com

 

January 28-29, Springfield, IL Gun Show: IL State Fairgrounds, Orr Building http://ecahuntingandtradeshows.com/event/illinois-state-fairground-orr-building-springfield-il-3/ contact Bob Leckrone 618-495-2572 or Ron Miller millmanxx@gmail.com

 

January 28-29, Sauk Trail Gun Club Show and Sale, Princeton, IL: Bereau Co. Fair Grounds, http://bureaucountyfair.com/gunshows.php contact Cathy Smith 309-689-1934

 

January 27-28, Ohio Militaria Show: Toledo, OH, http://www.michmilitaryhistory.com/, http://www.michmilitaryhistory.com/Toledo.htm contact Reefe Renforth 248-543-3087 or Karl Kithier 586-549-3150 zaneb116@yahoo.com or svm1944@comcast.net


January 25, Ostfront II Tactical, Blastcamp, Hobart, IN: , http://www.20thcenturygi.com/index.php?topic=2020.0 contact Doug Logedbloge@yahoo.com Pre-registration: http://ostfront2.eventbrite.com $15-$20 Fee


January 25-26, Sauk Trail Gun Club Show and Sale, Princeton, IL: Bereau Co. Fair Grounds, http://bureaucountyfair.com/gunshows.php contact Cathy Smith 309-689-1934


January 25-26, Crown Point, IN, Gun Show: http://www.centralindianagunshows.com/ , http://www.lake-county-fair.com/directions.htm contact Daniel Hedger 765-855-3836 or Tami Hale 765-855-1712 acmegun@aol.com

January 31-February 2, Military History Fest: Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL. http://www.militaryhistoryfest.com/Reenactor_Fest/Home.html contact Mike Bollow 630-336-2614 militaryhistoryfest@gmail.com, reenactorfest@aol.com, or soldaten@aol.com


January 31-February 2, Missouri Arms Collectors Association:, St. Charles, MO, Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center http://www.missouriarmscollectorsassociation.com/ contact 314-651-6025

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February

 

February 3-5, Wiking Winter Invitational: https://www.facebook.com/groups/570562592968478/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf Interested units must contact Alan Miltich 517-796-9193 (9-9 EST) wikingpionier@comcast.net Registration www.WikingWinter2017.eventbrite.com

 

February 3-5, West Bend Fairgrounds Gun Show: Washington County Fairgrounds, West Bend, WI, http://www.bobandrocco.com/ contact Ron Martin 715-381-7991 bobandroccogunshows@gmail.com

 

February 4, WWII Eastern Front Tactical: Wrights, IL, https://www.facebook.com/events/332942170377626/ contact Kyle Phillips 217-725-7964 phillips.kyle@mail.ic.edu or Austin Phillips 217-725-8157 aphillips353@gmail.com $10 Fee

 

February 4, Joliet Moose Lodge Gun and Sportsman's Show: http://www.thecloegroupllc.com contact: Ross Cloe 815-263-2810 thecloegroupllc@gmail.com

 

February 4-5, Michigan Antique Arms Show: Novi, MI http://michiganantiquearms.com/ contact Greg Zemsta 248-556-6590 mauserman98@hotmail.com

 

February 4-5, SAXET Gun Show, San Antonio Events Center, San Antonio, TX: http://saxetshows.com/ contact 361-289-2256

 

February 5, Wheaton, IL Gun show: Dupage Co. Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL http://www.pvsashow.org/pvsamain.htm contact Mike Holan 630-365-2808 pvsashowchair@aol.com

 

February 11, Military Re-enactors Garage Sale, Ballwin, MO: https://www.facebook.com/events/909383662495842/

 

February 11-12, Houston, TX Gun & Militaria Collectibles Show: NRG Arena, Houston, TX www.HGCA.org contact Mary Gains 713-981-6463 office@hgca.org

 

February 10-12, Milwaukee Gun Show: Milwaukee County Sports Complex, Franklin, WI, http://www.bobandrocco.com/ contact Ron Martin 715-381-7991 bobandroccogunshows@gmail.com

 

February 11-12, Monroe, MI Gun & Knife Show: http://www.migunshows.com/MonroePage.html contact Doug Carl 517-676-4160 Sportshows@gmail.com

 

February 12, Kane County Sportsman's Show: Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL http://www.kanesportshow.com/ contact Kathy Carlson 815-758-2773 kanesportshow@aol.com

 

February 12, Green Acres Gun Knife & Militaria Show: Roseville, MI, http://www.michmilitaryhistory.com/, http://www.michmilitaryhistory.com/Show_1.htm contact Reefe Renforth 248-543-3087 or Karl Kithier 586-549-3150 zaneb116@yahoo.com or svm1944@comcast.net

 

February 17-19, Military History Fest: Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL. ("Major Effort”) http://www.militaryhistoryfest.com/, https://www.facebook.com/Militaryhistoryfest contact Mike Bollow 630-336-2614 militaryhistoryfest@gmail.com, reenactorfest@aol.com, or soldaten@aol.com

 

February 17-19, Missouri Arms Collectors Association:, Overland, MO, VFW Post 3944 http://www.missouriarmscollectorsassociation.com/ contact 314-651-6025

 

February 18-19, Novi, MI Gun & Knife Show: http://www.migunshows.com/index.html contact Doug Carl 517-676-4160 Sportshows@gmail.com

 

February 19, McHenry County, IL Gun Show: McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, IL https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/crystal-lake-gun-show/ contact Don Cichoski 815-385-1982 dandjguns1911@att.net

 

February 23-25, Show of Shows (Louisville, KY): Kentucky Fair & Expo Center http://www.sosovms.com/, contact Ohio Valley Military Society, Inc. 513-245-9540 ovms@fuse.net

 

February 25-26, Bloomington, IL Gun & Sportsman's Show: Interstate Center, Bloomington, IL http://ecahuntingandtradeshows.com/event/interstate-center-bloomington-il-3/ contact Bob Leckrone 618-495-2572 or Ron Miller millmanxx@gmail.com

 

February 26, Lake County Gun & Sportsman Show: Antioch, IL VFW Post 4551, http://antiochvfw.com/, contact Mike Quist 847-548-0433, mike@vintagearms.com

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March

 

March 3-5, Waukesha Expo Forum Gun Show: Waukesha County Expo Center, Waukesha, WI http://www.bobandrocco.com/ contact Ron Martin 715-381-7991 bobandroccogunshows@gmail.com

 

March 4-5, Kane County Flea Market: (Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL) http://www.kanecountyfleamarket.com/ contact 630-377-2252 KaneCountyFleaMarket@gmail.com

 

March 4-5, Kankakee Gun and Sportsman's Show: Kankakee County Fairgrounds, Kankakee, IL, http://www.thecloegroupllc.com/kankakee-show.html, Contact Ross Cloe 815-263-2810 thecloegroupllc@gmail.com

 

March 4-5, SAXET Gun Show, San Antonio Events Center, San Antonio, TX: http://saxetshows.com/ contact 361-289-2256

 

March 4-5, The Great Eastern Gun Show/National Gun Day/JAG Military Show: Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY http://www.nationalgunday.com/The%20Great%20Eastern%20Gun%20Show.htm contact Ron Dickson ron-dickson@nationalgunday.com 513-523-3574

 

March 5, Wheaton, IL Gun show: Dupage Co. Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL http://www.pvsashow.org/pvsamain.htm contact Mike Holan 630-365-2808

 

March 11-12, Belleville, IL Gun Show: https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/belleville-gun-show/ contact Bob Leckrone 618-495-2572 or Ron Miller millmanxx@gmail.com

 

March 12, Wolverine Military Collectibles Show, Livonia, MI: http://www.michmilitaryhistory.com/Show_2.htm Contact contact Reefe Renforth 248-543-3087 or Karl Kithier 586-549-3150 zaneb116@yahoo.com or svm1944@comcast.net

 

March 18, Re-enactor Garage Sale & Militaria Show: 9:00-2:00, Batavia VFW Post 1197, 645 South River Street (Rte 25), Batavia, IL, 60510 contact Ted O'Sulivan 312-505-4616, tlosullivan1@sbcglobal.net

 

March 12, McHenry County, IL Gun Show: McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, IL https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/crystal-lake-gun-show/ contact Don Cichoski 815-385-1982 dandjguns1911@att.net

 

March 12, Glendale Heights, IL Militaria Show: http://www.militarypromotions.info/ Jeff Stone 708-558-0587 chgomilitaryshow@aol.com

 

March 17-19, Indy 1500 Gun, Knife & Military Show: Indiana State Fairgrounds, http://www.indy1500.com/ contact 405-340-1333, Fax 405-478-0700 (Week of Show 317-870-9296)

 

March 18, Re-enactor Garage Sale & Militaria Show: 9:00-2:00, Batavia VFW Post 1197, 645 South River Street (Rte 25), Batavia, IL, 60510 contact Ted O'Sulivan 312-505-4616, tlosullivan1@sbcglobal.net

 

March 18, Friends of Jefferson Barracks Swap Meet: St. Louis, MO, Jefferson Barracks, The Pavilion at Lemay recreation center, http://turnerbrigade.org/schedule/ contact Mike Pierce stlreb@att.net

 

March 19, Kane County Sportsman's Show: Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL http://www.kanesportshow.com/ contact Kathy Carlson 815-758-2773 kanesportshow@aol.com

 

Mar 19, Grand Rapids Area Annual Militaria Show: Wyoming, MI, Knights of Columbus Hall www.supermilitariashows.com contact Martin Super 269-214-2797, martinsuper@yahoo.com

 

March 24-26, West Bend Fairgrounds Gun Show: Washington County Fairgrounds, West Bend, WI, http://www.bobandrocco.com/ contact Ron Martin 715-381-7991 bobandroccogunshows@gmail.com

 

March 24-26, "Delay the Inevitable" Spring/1945 tactical (Fort Custer, MI): https://www.facebook.com/groups/570562592968478/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf contact Alan Miltich 517-796-9193 (9-9 EST) wikingpionier@comcast.net Regestration: www.delay2017.eventbrite.com/ ($20 Fee by Eventbrite pre-registration, $25 Cash by mail or at the gate)

 

March 24-26, Weldonkrieg 2017 WWII ETO Reenactment, Defiance, MO (Private Tactical Battle): https://www.facebook.com/events/1774606262794677/ Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTnneDUN3R7prCCFCh-H_ugC0tLawQAYIPic5idq_FhXCVog/viewform Contact Tim Scherrer soldierboy440@yahoo.com ($25.00 Fee)

 

March 25-26, WWI "The Great War", Indiana Military Museum, Vincennes, IN: http://indymilitary.com/events/ contact Jon Andrews sianoil@hotmail.com or the museum at 812-882-1941

 

March 25-26, Crown Point, IN Gun Show: Crown Point Gun Show: Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, IN http://www.centralindianagunshows.com/, contact Daniel Hedger 765-855-3836 or Tami Hale 765-855-1712 acmegun@aol.com

 

March 25-26, Sauk Trail Gun Club Show and Sale, Princeton, IL: Bereau Co. Fair Grounds, http://bureaucountyfair.com/gunshows.php contact Cathy Smith 309-689-1934

 

March 31-April-2, Waukesha Expo Forum Gun Show: Waukesha Expo Fourm, Waukesha, WI http://www.bobandrocco.com/ contact Ron Martin 715-381-7991 bobandroccogunshows@gmail.com

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April

 

April 1-2, Kane County Flea Market: (Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL) http://www.kanecountyfleamarket.com/ contact 630-377-2252 KaneCountyFleaMarket@gmail.com

 

April 1-2, Chicagoland Gun Show, Villa Park, IL: Odeum Expo Center, http://www.osgshows.com/exhibitor-cgs.php, contact 212-564-8823, rick@osgshows.com or jennifer@osgshows.com

 

April 1-2, Joliet Gun and Sportsman's Show: Chicagoland Speedway, 500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet, IL, http://www.thecloegroupllc.com/speedway-show.html, Contact Ross Cloe 815-263-2810 thecloegroupllc@gmail.com

 

April 1-2, SAXET Gun Show, San Antonio Events Center, San Antonio, TX: http://saxetshows.com/ contact 361-289-2256

 

April 2, Midwest Militaria Show: Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox, IL, 60451 contact Paul Trencan ggtrencan@gmail.com 815-641-6411 or 708-598-4156

 

April 2, Wheaton, IL Gun show: Dupage Co. Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL http://www.pvsashow.org/pvsamain.htm contact Mike Holan 630-365-2808

 

April 2, McHenry County, IL Gun Show: McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, IL https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/crystal-lake-gun-show/ contact Don Cichoski 815-385-1982 dandjguns1911@att.net

 

April 7-9, The Great War - WWI Event, Rockford/Midway Village, IL ("Maximum Effort”) 353rd Co-Sponsored: http://dmitchell1223.wixsite.com/rockford-ww1 contact Hellar Armbruster armbruster@springnet1.com or Dave Fornell 630-347-7470 wwiidave@comcast.net

 

April 7-9, Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot, Westpoint, KY: http://www.knobcreekrange.com/events/featured-events/machine-gun-shoot contact 502-922-4457 KnobCreekRange@AOL.com

 

April 9, Kane County Sportsman's Show: Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL http://www.kanesportshow.com/ contact Kathy Carlson 815-758-2773 kanesportshow@aol.com

 

April 14-15, Novi, MI Gun & Knife Show: http://www.migunshows.com/index.html contact Doug Carl 517-676-4160 Sportshows@gmail.com

 

April 22-23, Camp Mabry American Heroes Muster Day, Austin, TX: http://texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org/ contact Jeff Hunt 512-782-5659 jeff.hunt@us.army.mil, Registration http://texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org/muster-day-registration/

 

April 22, Alamo City Militaria Expo, Schertz, TX (San Antonio): http://www.acmemilexpo.com/index.html contact 210-843-6012 or 512-731-7093 alamocitymilitariaexpo@gmail.com

 

April 22-23, Kankakee Gun and Sportsman's Show: Kankakee County Fairgrounds, Kankakee, IL, http://www.thecloegroupllc.com/kankakee-show.html, Contact Ross Cloe 815-263-2810 thecloegroupllc@gmail.com

 

April 28-30, Jefferson Barracks, MO: (Major Effort) http://2ndrangers.org/wwii_weekend.php contact: Dan Dexter 314-503-2885 d.dex@sbcglobal.net or Kevin Owens, 314-960-1611 k.owens@2ndrangers.org

 

April 28-30, Chicago Japanese Samuria Sword Show, Schaumburg, IL: Hyatt Regency Woodfield, www.chicagoswordshow.com contact 419-283-0941 chicagoswordshow@gmail.com

 

April 29, Chicagoland’s National Civil War Show, DuPage Co. Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL: http://www.chicagocivilwarshow.com/ Contact Robert Zurko 715-526-9769 zurko@frontiernet.net or RobertZurko@aol.com

 

April 29-30, Michigan Antique Arms Show: Novi, MI http://michiganantiquearms.com/ contact Greg Zemsta 248-556-6590 mauserman98@hotmail.com

 

April 29-30, Monroe, MI Gun & Knife Show: http://www.migunshows.com/MonroePage.html contact Doug Carl 517-676-4160 Sportshows@gmail.com

 

April 30, Wheaton, IL Gun show: Dupage Co. Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL http://www.pvsashow.org/pvsamain.htm contact Mike Holan 630-365-2808 pvsashowchair@aol.com

 

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May

May 5-6, Badger Military Collectible Show: Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville, WI, http://www.bobandrocco.com/ contact 608-752-6677 bobandroccogunshows@gmail.com

 

May 6-7, Kennekuk WWII Days, Kennekuk County Park, Danville, IL: ("Maximum Effort”) 353rd Co-Sponserd: http://www.vccd.org/gikennekuk.html contact Tom Guillou 217-622-5154, Ray Ryerson or Rob Lienweder wwiiKennekuk@yahoo.com

 

May 6-7, Kane County Flea Market: (Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL) http://www.kanecountyfleamarket.com/ contact 630-377-2252 KaneCountyFleaMarket@gmail.com

 

May 6-7, SAXET Gun Show, San Antonio Events Center, San Antonio, TX: http://saxetshows.com/ contact 361-289-2256

 

May 6-7, Belleville, IL Gun Show: https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/belleville-gun-show/ contact Bob Leckrone 618-495-2572 or Ron Miller millmanxx@gmail.com

 

May 7, McHenry County, IL Gun Show: McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, IL https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/crystal-lake-gun-show/ contact Don Cichoski 815-385-1982 dandjguns1911@att.net

 

May 12-13, The Milwaukee Military Show:  Oak Creek American Legion Post 434, Oak Creek, WI, http://www.milwaukeemilitaryshow.com/ contact Craig Luther, 414-522-0033 milwaukeemilitaryshow@gmail.com

 

May 14, Kane County Sportsman's Show: Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL http://www.kanesportshow.com/ contact Kathy Carlson 815-758-2773 kanesportshow@aol.com

 

May 19-21, WWII at Stronghold Castle: Oregon, IL, https://www.facebook.com/groups/232326487189608/ contact Rich Russo 847-254-8826 vizsla25@sbcglobal.net (Yet to be finalized)

 

May 19-21, Civil War Days: Naper Settlement, Naperville, IL, http://www.napersettlement.org/civilwardays contact 630-420-6010

 

May 19-20, Union Grove Gun Show: Racine County Fairgrounds, Union Grove, WI, http://www.bobandrocco.com/ contact Ron Martin 715-381-7991 bobandroccogunshows@gmail.com

 

May 20, The Falaise Gap-An Army On The Run: Ozaukee Countie's Pioneer Village, Fredonia, WI, http://www.cedarburg.org/print-event/2775634-wwii-the-falaise-gap-an contact Matt Miller 262-377-4510

 

May 20-21, Crown Point, IN Gun Show: Crown Point Gun Show: Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, IN http://www.centralindianagunshows.com/, contact Daniel Hedger 765-855-3836 or Tami Hale 765-855-1712 acmegun@aol.com

 

May 20-21, Armed Forces Day WWII Weekend: Rice County Steam & Gas Engines, Inc, Dundas, MN, http://ricecountywwii.yolasite.com/ contact RiceCountyWWII@Gmail.com Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-armed-forces-day-wwii-weekend-reenactors-only-tickets-19998362641

 

May 20-21, Watertown Military Show, Watertown, WI: www.watertownmilitaryshow.com Watertown Municipal Airport. contact Dennis Johnson 920-262-0930 denjohnson@sbcglobal.net

 

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June

June 2-4, Indy 1500 Gun, Knife & Military Show: Indiana State Fairgrounds, http://www.indy1500.com/ contact 405-340-1333, Fax 405-478-0700 (Week of Show 317-870-9296)

 

June 2-4, Bridgeton, MO, Gun & Knife Show: Machinist's Hall, http://www.saintlouisweaponcollectors.com/ contact Pete Cutelli 314-846-0751 pete@stlweaponcollectors.com

 

June 3-4, WWII Comes Alive, Peoria, IL: (Sommer Park, Edwards, IL) (Major Effort) http://www.centralilww2.com/comingevents contact Scott Thompson 309-635-2147 feldkoch@hughes.net

 

June 3-4, Kane County Flea Market: (Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL) http://www.kanecountyfleamarket.com/ contact 630-377-2252 KaneCountyFleaMarket@gmail.com

 

June 3-4, SAXET Gun Show, San Antonio Events Center, San Antonio, TX: http://saxetshows.com/ contact 361-289-2256

 

June 3-4, Novi, MI Gun & Knife Show: http://www.migunshows.com/index.html contact Doug Carl 517-676-4160 Sportshows@gmail.com

 

June 3-4, The Old North State Antique Gun and Military Collectors Show: Old North Carolina State Fairgrounds

Raleigh, NC http://www.thecarolinatrader.com/ contact Richard@thecarolinatrader.com

 

June 4, Glendale Heights, IL Militaria Show: http://www.militarypromotions.info/ Jeff Stone 708-558-0587 chgomilitaryshow@aol.com

 

June 9-11, Rails To Victory, Fox River Trolley Museum, South Elgin, IL: http://www.railstovictory.com/ contact Rebecca Tulloch film_spirit@prariestarproductions.com Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rails-to-victory-2017-ww2-event-registration-31076814589?ref=ecount

 

June 9-11, Winnebago Co. / Pecatonica, IL, (Rockford) Gun & Knife Show: Winnebago County Fairgrounds, https://tradeshowz.com/pecatonica-gun-show Contact: Amy Ohlsen 815-566-7942 a.ohlsen@comcast.net or gunshow@nirpc.com

 

June 10-11, The Great Eastern Gun Show/National Gun Day/JAG Military Show: Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY http://www.nationalgunday.com/The%20Great%20Eastern%20Gun%20Show.htm contact Ron Dickson ron-dickson@nationalgunday.com 513-523-3574

 

June 10-11, Kankakee Gun and Sportsman's Show: Kankakee County Fairgrounds, Kankakee, IL, http://www.thecloegroupllc.com/kankakee-show.html, Contact Ross Cloe 815-263-2810 thecloegroupllc@gmail.com

 

Jun 16-17, OVMS 400-Table Militaria Show: Roberts Centre, Wilmington, OH, www.sosovms.com contact Ohio Valley Military Society, Inc. 513-245-9540 ovms@fuse.net

 

June 16-18, Waukesha Expo Forum Gun Show: Waukesha Expo Fourm, Waukesha, WI http://www.bobandrocco.com/ contact Ron Martin 715-381-7991 bobandroccogunshows@gmail.com

 

June 18, Midwest Militaria Show: Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox, IL, 60451 contact Paul Trencan ggtrencan@gmail.com 815-641-6411 or 708-598-4156 (Yet to be finalized)

 

June 23-25, WWII Reenacted, Elks Page Park, Dixon, IL: http://wwii-recreated-dixon.weebly.com/ contact Jonathan Stevens 630-221-1171 jonathan.e.stevens@wheaton.edu

 

June 24-25, Belleville, IL Gun Show: https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/belleville-gun-show/ contact Bob Leckrone 618-495-2572 or Ron Miller millmanxx@gmail.com

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July

 

July 1-2, Kane County Flea Market: (Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL) http://www.kanecountyfleamarket.com/ contact 630-377-2252 KaneCountyFleaMarket@gmail.com

 

July 1-2, SAXET Gun Show, San Antonio Events Center, San Antonio, TX: http://saxetshows.com/ contact 361-289-2256

 

July 4, 4th of July Parades: (Major Effort) contact Dave Fornell 847-347-7470, dfornell@rcgpubs.com or wwiidave@comcast.net or Ted O’Sullivan 312-505-4616 tlosullivan1@sbcglobal.net (Yet to be finalized)

 

July 8-9, Crown Point, IN Gun Show: Crown Point Gun Show: Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, IN http://www.centralindianagunshows.com/, contact Daniel Hedger 765-855-3836 or Tami Hale 765-855-1712 acmegun@aol.com

 

July 8-9, Civil War Days: Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda, IL, http://www.lcfpd.org/museum/events/cwd/ contact 847-367-6640

 

July 22-23, Novi, MI Gun & Knife Show: http://www.migunshows.com/index.html contact Doug Carl 517-676-4160 Sportshows@gmail.com

 

July 22-23, Bloomington, IL Gun & Sportsman's Show: Interstate Center http://ecahuntingandtradeshows.com/event/interstate-center-bloomington-il-3/ contact Bob Leckrone 618-495-2572 or Ron Miller millmanxx@gmail.com

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August

 

August 4-5, Waukesha Expo Forum Badger Military Collectible Show: Waukesha County Expo Center, Waukesha, WI, http://www.bobandrocco.com/ contact Ron Martin 715-381-7991 bobandroccogunshows@gmail.com

 

August 5-6, Kane County Flea Market: Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL, http://www.kanecountyfleamarket.com/ contact 630-377-2252 KaneCountyFleaMarket@gmail.com

 

August 5-6, SAXET Gun Show, San Antonio Events Center, San Antonio, TX: http://saxetshows.com/ contact 361-289-2256

 

August 6, Glendale Heights Militaria Show: http://www.militarypromotions.info/ Jeff Stone 708-558-0587 chgomilitaryshow@aol.com

 

August 10-13, Sycamore Steam Show-WWII Military display: Taylor Marshall Farm, 27707 Lukens Rd, Sycamore, Illinois 60178 http://www.threshingbee.org/, contact Diane Erd n.i.s.p.c.advertising@gmail.com

 

August 12-13, Iola, WI Vintage Military Vehicle & Gun Show: http://iolavms.com/  contact 715-445-4000. information@iolaoldcarshow.com or Mary Schwartz 715-445-4005 mary@iolaoldcarshow.com

 

August 17-19, D-Day Conneaut: Conneaut, OH, http://www.ddayohio.us/ contact Brittany Gnizak brittanyg@ddayohio.us

 

August 19-20, Monroe, MI Gun & Knife Show: http://www.migunshows.com/MonroePage.html contact Doug Carl 517-676-4160 Sportshows@gmail.com

 

August 25-27, Indy 1500 Gun, Knife & Military Show: Indiana State Fairgrounds, http://www.indy1500.com/ contact 405-340-1333, Fax 405-478-0700 (Week of Show 317-870-9296)

 

August 26-27, Belleville, IL Gun Show: https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/belleville-gun-show/ contact Bob Leckrone 618-495-2572 or Ron Miller millmanxx@gmail.com

 

August 27, Lake County Gun & Sportsman Show: Antioch, IL VFW Post 4551 http://www.gun-showz.com/, http://antiochvfw.com/, contact Mike Quist 847-548-0433, mike@vintagearms.com

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September

 

September 2-3, Kane County Flea Market: (Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL) http://www.kanecountyfleamarket.com/ contact 630-377-2252 KaneCountyFleaMarket@gmail.com

 

September 2-3, Crown Point Gun Show: Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, IN http://www.centralindianagunshows.com/, contact Daniel Hedger 765-855-3836 or Tami Hale 765-855-1712 acmegun@aol.com

 

September 2-3, SAXET Gun Show, San Antonio Events Center, San Antonio, TX: http://saxetshows.com/ contact 361-289-2256

 

September 2-4, Thunder Over Michigan Airshow: http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/airshow/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThunderOverMichiganBattles/ contact Kyle Scheel 586-216-0680 kyleutica72@aol.com

 

September 9-10, Lockport, IL WWII Days: (Major Effort) Dellwood Park, Lockport, IL, http://www.lockportwwii.com/ contact Rich Russo 847-254-8826 vizsla25@sbcglobal.net

 

September 10, McHenry County, IL Gun Show: McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, IL https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/crystal-lake-gun-show/ contact Don Cichoski 815-385-1982 dandjguns1911@att.net

 

September 16-17, The Great Eastern Gun Show/National Gun Day/JAG Military Show: Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY http://www.nationalgunday.com/The%20Great%20Eastern%20Gun%20Show.htm contact Ron Dickson ron-dickson@nationalgunday.com 513-523-3574

 

September 16-17, Michigan Antique Arms Show: Novi, MI http://michiganantiquearms.com/ contact Greg Zemsta 248-556-6590 mauserman98@hotmail.com

 

September 15-17, Bridgeton, MO, Gun & Knife Show: Machinist's Hall, http://www.saintlouisweaponcollectors.com/ contact Pete Cutelli 314-846-0751 pete@stlweaponcollectors.com

 

September 16-17, The Old North State Antique Gun and Military Collectors Show: Old North Carolina State Fairgrounds Raleigh, NC http://www.thecarolinatrader.com/ contact Richard@thecarolinatrader.com

 

September 22-24, Rockford/Midway Village, IL ("Super Maximum Effort”) 353rd Co-Sponsored:

http://skoelling.homestead.com/, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WWII-RockfordTownBattles/

 

September 23-24, Kankakee Gun and Sportsman's Show: Kankakee County Fairgrounds, Kankakee, IL, http://www.thecloegroupllc.com/kankakee-show.html, Contact Ross Cloe 815-263-2810 thecloegroupllc@gmail.com

 

September 23, Chicagoland’s National Civil War Show, DuPage Co. Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL: http://www.chicagocivilwarshow.com/ Contact Robert Zurko 715-526-9769 Zurko@frontiernet.net or RobertZurko@aol.com

 

September 23-24, TX Gun & Militaria Collectibles Show: Stafford Centre, Stafford TX, www.HGCA.org contact Mary Gains 713-981-6463 office@hgca.org

 

September 30, October 1, Kane County Flea Market: (Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL) http://www.kanecountyfleamarket.com/ contact 630-377-2252 KaneCountyFleaMarket@gmail.com

 

September 30, October 1, Novi, MI Gun & Knife Show: http://www.migunshows.com/index.html contact Doug Carl 517-676-4160 Sportshows@gmail.com

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October

 

October 1, Wheaton, IL Gun show: Dupage Co. Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL http://www.pvsashow.org/pvsamain.htm contact Mike Holan 630-365-2808

 

October 7-8, SAXET Gun Show, San Antonio Events Center, San Antonio, TX: http://saxetshows.com/ contact 361-289-2256

 

October 8, Kane County Sportsman's Show: Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL http://www.kanesportshow.com/ contact Kathy Carlson 815-758-2773 kanesportshow@aol.com

 

October 13-15, Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot, Westpoint, KY: http://www.knobcreekrange.com/events/featured-events/machine-gun-shoot contact 502-922-4457 KnobCreekRange@AOL.com

 

October 14, Alamo City Militaria Expo (ACME): Knights of Columbus Hall, San Antonio, TX, http://www.acmemilexpo.com/ contact 210-843-6012, 512-731-7093 alamocitymilitariaexpo@gmail.com

 

October 15, Glendale Heights, IL Militaria Show: http://www.militarypromotions.info/ Jeff Stone 708-558-0587 chgomilitaryshow@aol.com

 

October 20-22, "Westwall" Reto tactical (Fort Custer, MI): https://www.facebook.com/groups/570562592968478/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf contact Alan Miltich 517-796-9193 wikingpionier@comcast.net ($20 Fee by Eventbrite pre-registration, $25 Cash by mail or at the gate)

 

October 21-22, Civil War Days Dollinger Family Farm, Channahon, IL: http://www.dollingerfarms.com/civil-war-days contact Ed Milam 708-417-7817 Edward.milam@gmail.com Information 815-467-6766 or 815-467-4698 info@dollingerfarms.com

 

October 28-29, Sauk Trail Gun Club Show and Sale, Princeton, IL: Bereau Co. Fair Grounds, http://bureaucountyfair.com/gunshows.php contact Cathy Smith 309-689-1934

 

October 29, McHenry County, IL Gun Show: McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, IL https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/crystal-lake-gun-show/ contact Don Cichoski 815-385-1982 dandjguns1911@att.net

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November

 

November 3-5, Indy 1500 Gun, Knife & Military Show: Indiana State Fairgrounds, http://www.indy1500.com/ contact 405-340-1333, Fax 405-478-0700 (Week of Show 317-870-9296)

 

November 4-5, Kane County Flea Market: (Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL) http://www.kanecountyfleamarket.com/ contact 630-377-2252 KaneCountyFleaMarket@gmail.com

 

November 5, Wheaton, IL Gun show: Dupage Co. Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL http://www.pvsashow.org/pvsamain.htm contact Mike Holan 630-365-2808

 

November 11-12, Kankakee Gun and Sportsman's Show: Kankakee County Fairgrounds, Kankakee, IL, http://www.thecloegroupllc.com/kankakee-show.html, Contact Ross Cloe 815-263-2810 thecloegroupllc@gmail.com

 

November 11-12, Crown Point Gun Show: Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, IN http://www.centralindianagunshows.com/, contact Daniel Hedger 765-855-3836 or Tami Hale 765-855-1712 acmegun@aol.com

 

November 12, Kane County Sportsman's Show: Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL http://www.kanesportshow.com/ contact Kathy Carlson 815-758-2773 kanesportshow@aol.com

 

November 19, McHenry County, IL Gun Show: McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, IL https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/crystal-lake-gun-show/ contact Don Cichoski 815-385-1982 dandjguns1911@att.net

 

November 24-26, Bridgeton, MO, Gun & Knife Show: Machinist's Hall, http://www.saintlouisweaponcollectors.com/ contact Pete Cutelli 314-846-0751 pete@stlweaponcollectors.com

 

November 25-26, Sauk Trail Gun Club Show and Sale, Princeton, IL: Bereau Co. Fair Grounds, http://bureaucountyfair.com/gunshows.php contact Cathy Smith 309-689-1934

 

November 25-26, Michigan Antique Arms Show: Novi, MI http://michiganantiquearms.com/ contact Greg Zemsta 248-556-6590 mauserman98@hotmail.com

 

November 25-26, Decatur Gun Show: Decatur, IL http://www.thecloegroupllc.com contact: Ross Cloe 815-263-2810 thecloegroupllc@gmail.com

 

November 4-5, SAXET Gun Show, San Antonio Events Center, San Antonio, TX: http://saxetshows.com/ contact 361-289-2256

 

November 26, Lake County Gun & Sportsman Show: Antioch, IL VFW Post 4551 http://www.gun-showz.com/, http://antiochvfw.com/, contact Mike Quist 847-548-0433, mike@vintagearms.com

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December

 

December 2-3, Kane County Flea Market: (Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL) http://www.kanecountyfleamarket.com/ contact 630-377-2252 KaneCountyFleaMarket@gmail.com

 

December 2-3, Joliet Moose Lodge Gun and Sportsman's Show: contact: Ross Cloe 815-263-2810 thecloegroupllc@gmail.com

 

December 2-3, SAXET Gun Show, San Antonio Events Center, San Antonio, TX: http://saxetshows.com/ contact 361-289-2256

 

December 3, Glendale Heights, IL Militaria Show: http://www.militarypromotions.info/ Jeff Stone 708-558-0587 chgomilitaryshow@aol.com

 

December 3, Wheaton, IL Gun show: Dupage Co. Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL http://www.pvsashow.org/pvsamain.htm contact Mike Holan 630-365-2808

 

December 9-10, Kankakee Gun and Sportsman's Show: Kankakee County Fairgrounds, Kankakee, IL, http://www.thecloegroupllc.com/kankakee-show.html, Contact Ross Cloe 815-263-2810 thecloegroupllc@gmail.com

 

December 10, Kane County Sportsman's Show: Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL http://www.kanesportshow.com/ contact Kathy Carlson 815-758-2773 kanesportshow@aol.com

 

December 17, McHenry County, IL Gun Show: McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, IL https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/crystal-lake-gun-show/ contact Don Cichoski 815-385-1982 dandjguns1911@att.net

 

December 16-17, Crown Point Gun Show: Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, IN http://www.centralindianagunshows.com/, contact Daniel Hedger 765-855-3836 or Tami Hale 765-855-1712 acmegun@aol.com

 

January 13-14, 2018, The Great Eastern Gun Show/National Gun Day/JAG Military Show: Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY http://www.nationalgunday.com/The%20Great%20Eastern%20Gun%20Show.htm contact Ron Dickson ron-dickson@nationalgunday.com 513-523-3574

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Photo credit: Scott Brownell

For those of you who would like to see the U-505 Captured German Submarine at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, here are the 2014 dates for Free General Admission to the Museum. The U-505 display is included with the general admission to the museum. The Optional U-505 "On-Board Tour" costs $5.00 per person.


2017 Free General Admission Dates:

January 10-12, 16-19, 24-26, & 31

February 1-2 7-9 14-16 21-23 & 28

June 5-9 & 12

September 5-8, 11-15, 18-22 & 25-29

October 2-5

 


There is also a special "U-505: In-depth Experience" on select Saturdays and Sundays . This is an exclusive, private group experience of the U-505—the only German submarine captured by the U.S. Navy during World War II. The experience begins at 8:00 a.m. on select Saturday and Sunday mornings: after a continental breakfast, you'll take an in-depth guided tour of the exhibit and an interactive on-board tour. After the tours, there will be free time to explore the submarine and exhibit before the museum opens to the public. United States submarine veterans will be available to answer questions and share their stories. The tour lasts 2 hours and the cost is $ 40.00 per Adult. Price also includes general admission to the museum . Order your U-505: In-depth Experience and Museum Entry tickets by calling the Museum at 773-684-1414


U-505 In-Depth Experience Dates:

Sunday, January 22
Saturday, February 25

Saturday, March 18

Sunday, April 23
Saturday, May 20

 


The Museum of Science and Industry

57th Street and Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60637


773-684-1414, http://www.msichicago.org/

U-505 Exibit: http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/u-505/

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