World War II Weekend in Berwick

On July 22nd and 23rd, head to Berwick for the 2nd annual World War II Weekend at the Riverfront Test Track Park (South Eaton Street). The event is presented by the Stuart Tank Memorial Association and will feature free admission and free parking. The celebration will be held 10 AM – 5 PM both days.

Berwick is the hometown of the Stuart Tank, which were essential to the U.S. war effort in WWII. A total of 15,224 tanks were built by workers at the American Car & Foundry Company (ACF). The special weekend celebration commemorates the efforts by Berwick area laborers in supporting their country during wartime. “Lady Lois”, one of the original Stuart Light tanks, will be at the event.

There will be WWII living history encampments, military vehicles & daily vehicle convoys, battle re-enactments, weapons demonstrations, historical displays, a military flea market, live Big Band music, Veteran support groups, and food vendors. On Saturday evening from 6- 9 PM, there will be a 1940’s themed swing dance at the Reliance Fire Hall in Berwick. The dance will also be free to the public. Music will feature Spirit of Swing Big Band.

For more details, please visit www.bringstuiehome.org or contact Kristen Bogash at 570-956-3630.

To learn more about the history of Berwick Borough and its part in WWII, check out our Berwick page.

Berwick WWII Weekend 2017 – Public Schedule of Events:

SATURDAY
10 a.m. Event Opens to Public
11:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony & Flag Raising (at Main Stage)
12:30 p.m. Weapons Demonstration (Encampment Field)
1-2 p.m. Seasoned Sounds Big Band (Main Stage)
2 p.m. A & M Ballroom Dance Inc. – Swing Lessons (at Main Stage)
2:30 p.m. Safety Battle Briefing/Weapons Check (Battle Area)
3 p.m. Battle Scenario (Battle Area)
5 p.m. Event Closes
6-9 p.m. 1940s Swing Dance at Reliance Fire Company No. 1 (501 W 3rd St., Berwick)

SUNDAY
8:30 a.m. Re-enactor Nondenominational Church Service (at 45th ID camp)
10 a.m. Event Opens to Public
10 a.m. Public Nondenominational Church Service (at 45th ID camp)
11 a.m. Weapon Demonstration (Encampment Field)
11:30 a.m. Safety Battle Briefing/Weapons Check (Battle Area)
12 p.m. Battle Scenario (Battle Area)
1 p.m. Ceremony to Honor Veterans/ACF Workers/Heroes (at Main Stage)
2-3 p.m. The Hazleton Liberty Band (Main Stage Performance)
5 p.m. Event Closes

Kristen Bogash, Event Coordinator

kristen.bogash@gmail.com – (570) 956-3630

Kristen Bogash, Event Coordinator

kristen.bogash@gmail.com – (570) 956-3630

Join us in the hometown of the Stuart Tank for a 1940s event featuring Berwick’s own “Lady Lois” – one of 15,224 Stuart Light Tanks built by workers at ACF Berwick.

(Facebook Event Page) https://www.facebook.com/events/314825068854140/

WWII Living History Encampments – Military Vehicles & Daily Vehicle Convoys – Battle Reenactments – Weapons Demonstrations – Historical Displays – Military Flea Market – Live Big Band Music – Veteran Support Groups – Community Groups – Food Vendors – Something for everyone! More details will be posted closer to the event.

Saturday, July 22, 2017. 6-9 p.m. – Swing Dance at Reliance Fire Hall, Berwick

Event Hours: Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Riverfront Test Track Park (South Eaton Street, Berwick, Pa.)

Google map location of Berwick’s Riverfront Test Track Park:

https://goo.gl/maps/YWcFdXmCHpB2

Registration? Questions? Contributions? Contact us!

Kristen Bogash, Event Coordinator

kristen.bogash@gmail.com – (570) 956-3630

Tom McLaughlin, Stuart Tank Memorial Association

tommclau@comcast.net – (5

Join us July 22 & 23, 2017 Saturday and Sunday for Berwick’s WWII Weekend Event!

Join us in the hometown of the Stuart Tank for a 1940s event featuring Berwick’s own “Lady Lois” – one of 15,224 Stuart Light Tanks built by workers at ACF Berwick.

(Facebook Event Page)https://www.facebook.com/events/314825068854140/

WWII Living History Encampments – Military Vehicles & Daily Vehicle Convoys – Battle Reenactments – Weapons Demonstrations – Historical Displays – Military Flea Market – Live Big Band Music – Veteran Support Groups – Community Groups – Food Vendors – Something for everyone! More details will be posted closer to the event.

Saturday, July 22, 2017. 6-9 p.m. – Swing Dance at Reliance Fire Hall, Berwick

Event Hours: Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Riverfront Test Track Park (South Eaton Street, Berwick, Pa.)

Google map location of Berwick’s Riverfront Test Track Park:

https://goo.gl/maps/YWcFdXmCHpB2

Registration? Questions? Contributions? Contact us!

Kristen Bogash, Event Coordinator

kristen.bogash@gmail.com – (570) 956-3630

Tom McLaughlin, Stuart Tank Memorial Association

tommclau@comcast.net – (570) 350-9675

Join us July 22 & 23, 2017 Saturday and Sunday for Berwick’s WWII Weekend Event!

Join us in the hometown of the Stuart Tank for a 1940s event featuring Berwick’s own “Lady Lois” – one of 15,224 Stuart Light Tanks built by workers at ACF Berwick.

(Facebook Event Page) https://www.facebook.com/events/314825068854140/

WWII Living History Encampments – Military Vehicles & Daily Vehicle Convoys – Battle Reenactments – Weapons Demonstrations – Historical Displays – Military Flea Market – Live Big Band Music – Veteran Support Groups – Community Groups – Food Vendors – Something for everyone! More details will be posted closer to the event.

Saturday, July 22, 2017. 6-9 p.m. – Swing Dance at Reliance Fire Hall, Berwick

Event Hours: Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Riverfront Test Track Park (South Eaton Street, Berwick, Pa.)

Google map location of Berwick’s Riverfront Test Track Park:

https://goo.gl/maps/YWcFdXmCHpB2

Registration? Questions? Contributions? Contact us!

Kristen Bogash, Event Coordinator

kristen.bogash@gmail.com – (570) 956-3630

Tom McLaughlin, Stuart Tank Memorial Association

tommclau@comcast.net – (570) 350-9675

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