· The Illinois State Military Museum and the Living Historian Detachment
· Special exhibits for Armed Forces Day
· Attired in period uniforms, Living Historians will display and explain the equipment used by U.S. service members from colonial militia to the Global War on Terror. The Historians will also explain what service life was like. In addition, the Military Museum, the Museum of the Illinois National Guard, will be open.
· May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
· Located two blocks north of the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and North Grand Avenue in Springfield
· To remember and honor the service of all branches of the United States military from the French and Indian War through the Global War on Terrorism.
· To recognize Armed Forces Day, which is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. First observed on 20 May 1950, the day was created on 31 August 1949 to honor Americans serving in the U.S. military branches.
· Admission and parking are free
The Illinois State Military Museum displays the history of the Illinois National Guard from 1723 to the 21st Century. Located two blocks north of the intersection of MacArthur Blvd. and North Grand Ave. in Springfield, Ill., the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 1-4:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For further information about the museum call (217) 761-3910 or visit http://www.il.ngb.army.mil/museum/. Like the museum on Facebook at www.facebook.Illinois.State.Military.Museum. To learn more about Illinois National Guard history visit http://www.il.ngb.army.mil/History/.