Oregon Depot Museum to host Camp Grant program March 25
OREGON — The March 25, the Oregon Depot Museum program will be the history of Camp Grant, the Rockford military training base for World War I and World War II. The program will be presented by the Rockford Midway Village Museum staff.
Camp Grant was developed in 1917, there were 10s of thousands troops trained there during WWI and over 300,000 troops during WWII.
There were approximately 1,500 buildings on the site. The camp was covering about 5,000 acres most of what is now the Rockford International Airport.
The February Depot program featured the history of Ulysses S. Grant the General of the Union Army. Camp Grant was named after General Grant, the 18th president of the United States.
The program will begin at 10 a.m. at the Oregon Depot Museum on March 25. This program is one you will not want to miss as it offers a glimpse of local history that only a few persons living today can remember.
For additional details about this or any other Depot information call Otto Dick at 815-440-0639, Roger Cain 815-757-9715 or Chris Martin at 815-742-8471.