WWII Veterans Weekend

We have some exciting news! Historic Waxahachie Inc. has partnered with the Veteran’s Day reenactors, Downtown Merchants Association, Ellis County Museum, Life School and WISD to create “Operation: Hands on History” for families during the Veteran’s Day Reenactment on Saturday, November 11th. The immediate goals this year are to show the home front life during WWII; and educate both youth and adults using the history in and about Waxahachie as their canvas. HWI will host the “Operation: Hands on History” portion of this event from 1pm-5pm. Each student that participates will receive a voucher at the event. The voucher can be returned to school for campus-based incentives.

The day will be packed with fun and exciting events for the entire family, but students only need to complete “Operation: Hands on History” to earn a voucher. Some events happening that day are:

o “Operation: Hands on History” for students and families. See printable pdf document for specific instructions for each grade level.
o Meet and greet WWII veterans signing autographs.
o Historic Waxahachie Walking Tour. If you would like to know more, click here.
o Oral history presentation at the Ellis County Museum.
o Campsites with displays featuring equipment and weapons from the period.
o Display of Military Vehicles.
o Vintage Military Aircraft flyover during Saturday activities.
o Period USO Display.
o Battle at the old train stations. Click here for a full schedule of weekend events.
o Outdoor vendor markets, shopping and other fun activities