Clackamas museum hosting the 22nd Annual Living History Day on Saturday, May 19, in recognition of Armed Forces Day

The Oregon Military Museum is hosting the 22nd Annual Living History Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, on the museum grounds at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas. The free event is open to the public at 15300 S.E. Minuteman Way, just off Interstate 205 and Highway 212, near SE 102nd Avenue.

PHOTO BY CAPT. HEATHER BASHOR, OREGON MILITARY DEPARTMENT PUBLIC AFFAIRS - Historical vehicles and re-enactors provided by the Oregon Military Museum display the military history from World War I to present day at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas.Visitors of all ages can explore military displays, historic buildings, and vehicles that incorporate many conflict eras, from World War I to present day. The event celebrates Armed Forces Day, officially designated as the third Saturday of each May.

"Members of the Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon, the event co-sponsors, will be bringing many kinds of vehicles," said Steve Greenberg, chairman of the event. "The museum, while still closed for renovations, will also be previewing for one day only the exhibits inside the circa 1911 Quartermaster Storehouse and the Battery A Field Artillery Horse Barn."

Visitors will get a hands-on look at history to honor the service of veterans from all eras.

"If you want to see a turn-of-the-century Army blacksmith in action or the machines and weaponry used in our nation's past conflicts, this is an opportunity not to miss," Greenberg said.

Adults are required to show a valid driver's license or other photo ID to enter Camp Withycombe.

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