National Railroad Museum to host WWII re-enactment
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The National Railroad Museum in Green Bay is gearing up to host its annual World War II re-enactment.
The re-enactment is scheduled for July 13 and July 14. The event will include German, English and American encampments and battles as well as an actress playing Eleanor Roosevelt. Costumed re-enactors will provide guided tours of the museum's train coaches.
Admission costs $9 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $6.50 for children ages four through 12.