Midway Village Museum re-enacts WWI event

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ROCKFORD - Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, will re-enact the 1914 World War I Christmas truce with "Christmas in the Trenches," from 10-11 a.m. on Dec. 9.

There will be a 150-yard replica trench on the grounds. Visitors will receive a holiday trench tour and hear excerpts of letters from soldiers experiencing Christmas in the trenches. In addition, they will see a re-enactment of a battle and cease fire, sing carols with the soldiers, sip hot chocolate, receive a gift, play football and more.

Admission to the event is $10 per person. Registration is required by Dec. 7. Those interested can register by calling 815-397-9112.

The event will be outdoors and visitors should dress for the weather.

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