The event brings hundreds of years of history together in one afternoon at Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.
Old Bethpage, NY - September 30, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano invites residents to visit Old Bethpage Village Restoration (OBVR) on the weekend of October 11th and 12th to experience military history throughout the ages in one afternoon at the Museum of American Armor. Living historians will present uniforms, weapons and tactics that include Roman gladiators, Revolutionary War Minutemen, WWI Doughboys, a world class display of WWII armor and Vietnam War GI’s.
This “Military Timeline” is an extraordinary gathering of world history presented in one venue during one weekend when visitors can get an up close and personal look at the forces that have shaped our world. Interactive displays, rumbling tanks and knowledgeable living historians create a powerful family experience.
County Executive Mangano stated, “Endorsed by the Long Island Social Studies Council and applauded by the History Channel, Military Timeline Weekend has become a powerful history lesson for students who seek to better appreciate the heroes in their own families as well as the world we live in today. This event has become a compelling destination for families throughout the tri-state area and I encourage residents to make the time to come and see history take the field at the Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.”
Gates are open between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Adult admission is $10, with discounts for veterans and seniors, and $5 for children.
The Museum of American Armor is part of the Military Heritage Coalition that includes the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport, the Cradle of Aviation and the Collings Foundation.
OBVR provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th Century American village set on more than 200 acres. OBVR is located at 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage (Exit 48 of the Long Island Expressway). For more information, please call (516) 572-8401 or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.