OLD BETHPAGE, NY -Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that Old Bethpage Village Restoration will host a World War II Encampment weekend on May 17th and 18th. Visitors will have the opportunity to step back in time and explore World War II history complete with living historians, tanks and artillery, and firefight demonstrations.
“World War II was a significant event in American history,” said County Executive Mangano. “This annual Encampment at Old Bethpage allows residents to immerse themselves in history and learn about World War II in an interactive and meaningful way.”
Old Bethpage Village Restoration, located at 1303 Round Swamp Road, is situated on 209 acres and the recreated 19th Century village offers a perfect impression of a rural European battlefield when American soldiers took on and defeated the Nazi Third Reich. Living historians in period gear representing a variety of forces will present vintage weapons and offer hands on displays while engaged in tactical exercises.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th. Reenactment activities will take place throughout both days. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for children. For more information about Old Bethpage Village Restoration, please call: (516) 572-8400 or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.