DEVENS — On Aug. 5 and 6, the quadrangle behind the Fort Devens Museum at 94 Jackson Road, Devens, will become a World War I living history site bustling with reenactors in uniform.
On display will be vintage motor vehicles, military equipment, tents, and weapons. This is your chance to talk with group members about what they are wearing and what military equipment they have brought with them. The hours for the weekend are: Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5/individual & $10/family. Additionally, guided tours of Devens, with a focus on WWI sites, will run throughout the day for $10/person. Inside the museum on these days, will also be plenty for visitors to take in.
At 1 p.m. on Aug. 6, guest speaker Gene Fax will present a talk: “Researching the AEF (American Expeditionary Forces): Adventures and Findings.” As a child, he listened enthralled as his grandfather told him stories about his service with the 313th Infantry Regiment of the 79th Division. He will tell the story of his arduous multi-year search to dig up the history of the most outstanding battle the division was involved in. He will share his results of the study and the book he has written, “With Their Bare hands: general Pershing, the 79th Division, and the Battle for Montfaucon.”
Join us on this special weekend commemorating both the 100th anniversary of Camp Devens the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. For more information call 978-772-1286 or email email@example.com.