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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“The Twin Ports in the Cold War”

Come visit our newest exhibit and learn how the Cold War affected our region.  From jet interceptors and missiles to radar installations and bomb shelters, the Twin Ports was on the Front Line of the decades-long nuclear stare-down.

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