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April 25, 2005
UPDATE: Living History Day at Oregon Military Museum
 
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – May 14, 2005 -- Paying tribute to the service of American veterans and giving the public a fun yet realistic glimpse of historic Army life is what Living History Day is all about. From military bicycles to battle tanks, from Liberty Trucks to amphibious “DUKWs,” families can enjoy a full day of the sights, sounds and smells of America's military past.
 
Authentic military campsites from the American Revolution to present day, museum artifacts, arms, equipment, ordnance, uniforms, and restored military vehicles can be viewed. Visitors will meet re-enactors, living history enthusiasts and military vehicle collectors who are ready to share their expertise and knowledge about America's military past. Included are an outdoor swap meet, (space is free to vendors), and a fly-over of a military aircraft. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
 
“The Museum offers an unforgettable experience for visitors at our Living History Day,“ said COL Don Bond, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations. “Each year, the event grows bigger and better. Families get a chance to appreciate the freedoms won by our service men and women by seeing how they worked and lived.”
 
Sponsored by the Oregon Military Museum and the Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon, the Eighth Annual Living History Day is a FREE public event on Saturday May 14th, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is held at the Oregon Military Museum, Camp Withycombe, 10101 SE Clackamas Road, Clackamas, Oregon 97015.
 
Driving directions: Camp Withycombe is just off of Interstate 205. Take Exit 12, the Clackamas/Estacada exit for Highway 212/224. Head east for half a mile. Turn left at the stop light onto SE 102nd Ave. Go one block. Turn right into Camp Withycombe. A valid driver's license is required to drive into the Camp.
 
The award-winning Oregon Military Museum was established in 1975 by the Oregon Military Department as the state's official military history repository. We honor, preserve and showcase this remarkable history through exhibits, outreach and educational programs, an Annual Living History Day event, and through outstanding artifact, library and archive collections. Free to the public, the Museum is open 9 to 5 Fridays and Saturdays, and other times by appointment. Membership is just $10.00 a year.
 
The Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon is dedicated to the collections, restoration, preservation and enjoyment of military vehicles and related equipment. Monthly meetings are held at Camp Withycombe, and members participate in parades and community events throughout each year.
  
Contact:
 
Steve Greenberg,
 Chairman, 8th Annual Living History Day,
503-774-4103,
 sgreenb810@aol.com
 or
 Tracy Buckley,
 Curator, Oregon Military Museum,
 503-557-5359,
 tracy.buckley@or.ngb.army.mil