All Civilian impressions are also welcome to set up
living history displays, participate in the Trolley Tours and the Home
Front Baseball Game on Sunday Afternoon. There will also be a special area
for Military Period Vehicles to be displayed and the museum has no
restrictions on types of vehicles; so tracked vehicles are welcome for
the static display area and to operate on the Battlefield.
ROCKFORD PEACHES BASEBALL GAME
Once again we will present a period WW2 Girls Baseball Game on
Sunday Afternoon. We
are inviting reenactors to come to the game in period home front attire,
including soldiers in class As. Come cheer on the Peaches.
France Trolley Tours" Military Soldiers "Allied and Axis",
European Attired Civilians, British SOE, German Reichsbahn, and other
related period impressions are invited to take part in this unique
Trolley Adventure and Battles designed to simulate an actual interurban
rail line from Paris to Rouen, in Occupied France June 1944, just after
the landings of D-Day when the French Partisans rose up to destroy rail
bridges, cut telephone wires and generally disrupt the German rear lines
to ease the advance of the Allies. On Friday evening, we are
planning an organizational briefing and a blocking walk through dress
rehearsal.. New Scenarios are being planned!
THE AMERICAN HOME FRONT
Living History Displays, Military Camps,
Period Vehicles and Demonstrations
(On Going Saturday and Sunday)
Directions: The Fox River Trolley
Museum is located on Illinois Route 31, three blocks south of State
Street in South Elgin, IL. at Fox River Trolley Museum, 365 South LaFox
Street (Illinois Route 31),South Elgin, IL 60177
- From Chicago and the east: Take the Northwest Tollway (I-90) or US
Route 20 west to Elgin. - - Exit on Illinois 31 southbound and follow
posted detour at Spring Street (South Elgin).
- From the west and northwest: Take the Northwest Tollway (I-90) or US
Route 20 east to Elgin. Exit on Illinois 31 southbound and follow posted
detour at Spring Street (South Elgin).
- From the south: Take Illinois Route 59 north to Illinois Route 64.
Turn west on 64 to Illinois Route 31 in St Charles. Take 31 north to the
Authenticity Notes: HRS safety and
authenticity rules apply.
Invited Vehicles/Items: All WWII
vehicles including tracked vehicles are welcome, weather conditions
permitting; tracked vehicles may be limited to the gravel road and
battle field. Smaller vehicles such as Jeeps, Motorcycles, Kubels &
Lightweight Trucks may drive on the grassy areas. A static vehicle honor
display area has been established for all attending vehicles. Boats and
other period water crafts such rafts are also welcome on the Fox River,
but should contact us first prior to bringing out. River depth is only
2-3 feet in the vicinity of the museum.
Restrictions on Minors: HRS Rules
Other restrictions: No alcoholic
beverages permitted in the Museum and County Park. No digging, but camp
fires are allowed in above pits and military stoves and grills. No
firing of weapons in the encampment area in County Park by Forest
Preserve Ordinance; but okay in the designated battlefield areas on
Motels: Accommodations available in
nearby Elgin and St. Charles Illinois: Hampton Inn, the Holiday Inn
Hotel & Suites and West Dundee's Marriott International-Courtyard &
Towne Place Suites; and in St. Charles: Best Western, Country Inn &
Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Geneva Motel, Hampton Inn & Suites,
Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Baker, Pheasant Run
Resort, and Super 8.
Restaurants: There are eating establishments
with in a very easy walk of the museum ranging in variety from hot dogs