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Memorial Day: “Decoration Day” in Minnesota during WWII

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Regular Site Admission

Come out to spend Memorial Day at Historic Fort Snelling and experience how Minnesota celebrated “Decoration Day” in the 1940s during WWII. Decoration Day became commonly known as Memorial Day after WWII.

The site will host programming across the entire twenty three acres from the new prairie landscape to inside the Plank Museum and Visitor Center, and of course within the historic reconstructed Fort.

Hear the Brooklyn Big Band perform on the Klas Overlook, witness WWII era military demonstrations and ceremonies inside the historic fort, marvel at a historic plane flyover, and learn about how Fort Snelling figures prominently in Minnesota and American history.

Brooklyn Big Band will perform at 12:30 and 2:30 pm. The flyover time is TBA. Check back for it closer to the event date!

Details

Date:
May 27
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Regular Site Admission
Website:
https://www.mnhs.org/events/1486

Organizer

Minnesota Historical Society
Phone:
651-259-3000
Email:
infodesk@mnhs.org
Website:
www.mnhs.org

Venue

Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave
Saint Paul,Array55111
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Phone:
612-726-1171
Website:
https://www.mnhs.org/fortsnelling

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