The United States Navy: WWI and WWII
The Army protected the United States from sea to shining sea for generations but it was the Navy that guarded those seas. From World War One through World War Two the Navy has a rich and exciting history. Uniforms, equipment and other artifacts will provide an idea of what the life of the common sailor was like, in port, on the ships and during battle.
Feb. 6-Nov. 3, 2013
Old Ordnance Room
Wednesday through Sunday,
Free Admission, (Donations accepted)
World War II Weekend at Jefferson Barracks Park (All Ages)
Everyone will enjoy strolling through the military camps and talking with re-enactors representing the troops of the U.S., British, Canadian, Soviet and German armies of WWII. The weekend begins on Friday with tours available in the living history camps from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn about the uniforms, weapons and equipment. Battles re-enactments will take place on Saturday and Sunday. A fun and educational event for the entire family. E-mail email@example.com or call 314-615-5270.
Friday-Sunday April 26-28
World War II Canteen Dance at Jefferson Barracks Park (Ages 18+)
Dance to Big Band music from the World War II era with Michael Lacy and his New Orleans Swing Band on April 27. Doors open at 5 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. and plays until 10:30 p.m. Refreshments and hot food including barbeque plates will be available at reasonable prices. Tables for 8 or 10 people must be reserved in advance. For information and tickets via email contact the FJB at FriendsofJeffersonBarracks@gmail.com or call 314-544-5714.
Michael Lacy and his New Orleans Swing Band
Saturday April 27 7-10:30 p.m.
$15 per person in advance; $20 per person at the door.
Jamming at Jefferson Barracks (All Ages)
The 2013 Jamming at JB concert series is at Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Jefferson Barracks Park provides family friendly entertainment in a delightful park setting. Bring chairs and blankets. No coolers are allowed. Concessions are available. Schedule for May and June to be announced. For more information visit sbdstl.com.
Scavenge through the Night: History Found at Jefferson Barracks (All Ages)
History buffs, adventurers, and anyone who is just looking for something different will find a new challenge awaiting them on our scavenger style hunt of Jefferson Barracks. Comb trails and historic buildings in your search for answers. The evening begins at the Ordnance Room with an old fashion “weenie roast” and it ends with prizes for the best teams. Don’t forget your flashlight and pencil, and then leave the rest to us. Advanced registration is required. Call 314 615-8472.
Saturday July 20 7-10 p.m.
$10 per person
History Hayrides at Jefferson Barracks Park (All Ages)
Follow the stories of a guide while enjoying a long, leisurely hayride throughout the historic post of JB with your family. You will learn what was where, when it was there and who used it when they were stationed at Jefferson Barracks from its founding in 1826 through the World War II time period. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-615-5270.
Sunday July 21 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.
$7 per person