It’s been 105 years since the countries plunged themselves into the first world war, but this weekend, Midway Village looks like it’s right back in the fields of France.
A World War I reenactment is giving museum goers an opportunity to see what life at war was like in 1919.
The fields are full tanks, authentic equipment and uniforms. There are even trenches and base camps for history enthusiasts to walk through, allowing people to see the war through the eyes of the soldiers.
“It is almost like bringing World War I back to life,” President of Midway Village Museum David Byrnes said. “You really get to engage personally with history in a way that you can’t be reading a book or even by watching a movie. You actually feel like you’re almost meeting the doughboys of 1917.”
To add even more authenticity to the event, there’s also a showing of silent movies that were popular during the times, accompanied by a live band.