click to enlarge Christmas at the Front – 100th Anniversary Celebration
Christmas at the Front – 100th Anniversary Celebration
Christmas at the Front – 100th Anniversary Celebration
On Saturday, Dec. 13, let the Illinois State Military Museum’s living historians take you back 100 years to Christmas in No-Man’s Land, France, as they present a picture of Christmas 1914, a time when our soldiers were deep in the throes of World War I. Christmas at the Front kicks off at 1 p.m., when the museum, located at 1301 N. MacArthur Boulevard, opens for the day. Living historians will be in the trenches starting at 2 p.m. as they reenact the truce and the events surrounding it. At 6 p.m., join the Sound Celebration Chorus for holiday carols. Dr. Chris MacDonald, political science professor at University of Illinois Springfield, will give a short presentation on the Christmas Truce at 7 p.m. Coffee, hot chocolate, cider and cookies will be available throughout the day. Admission to this event is free, but the museum will be accepting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots all day, so please consider making a donation. For more information on the Illinois State Military Museum and Christmas at the Front, call 782-9365.

Christmas at the Front – 100th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 13, 1pm
Illinois State Military Museum
1301 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Free to public

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