Big Band Dance

Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:00pm-9:00pm   Swing to the sounds of the big bands.  Music is provided by the Esko High School Jazz Band.  Dancing instructions compliments of Samantha Weller, UMD/Duluth Swing Dancing Club Admission is $5.00 per person with a family cap of $25.00 Tickets sold at the door Snacks and soda are available for purchase

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Camp Bong

FOR THE KIDS! Camp Bong is an event for children grades 2 through 6. Children will camp out in our museum and enjoy a number of activities including getting behind the wheel of a P-38 fighter plane. Camp Bong is March 31st and space is limited. Register Today!  

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2017 High School Essay Contest

In a historic press conference on April 7, 1954 President Eisenhower alluded to a “Falling Domino Principle” in which he explained the strategic importance of Vietnam in Southeast Asia. He related that if it fell into the hands of the communists, soon after the rest of the region would fall. This announcement laid the foundation for the United States involvement in Vietnam. Looking back some sixty plus years, The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center more »

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Items returned to Japanese family

In 2006 we received a donation that included approximately 20 photographs and several personal documents belonging to a Japanese soldier believed to have been killed in battle.  Superior native, Ted Merrell found them while serving on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. When we began putting together an exhibit about the Imperial Japanese Army, these items came to our attention as something very special.       With the help of translator Kim Habig, more »

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Returned at Long Last: Accounting for U.S. Service Members Missing In Action

Saturday, September 17th – 10:00am We welcome Sarah Wagner, Associate Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University who will speak about her work with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.  With some 88,000 unrecovered and unaccounted for service members from the previous century’s wars, the United States stands alone in its tireless pursuit of repatriating remains and identifying its missing men and women of uniform. The military’s forensic anthropology laboratory dedicated to this task is the more »

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B-17, The Final Mission

Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am Chris Henry, Staff Member, Experimental Aircraft Association, presents personal stories and never before seen photos of what it was like to be a crew member aboard the B17 Flying Fortress during World War II.

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