A night in the veterans museum

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While thousands of visitors have explored the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, a unique event from the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Center for Continuing Education and the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center allows children to experience the center like never before.

Camp Bong gets underway at 6 p.m. March 31, allowing children grades 2-6 and their parent or legal guardian the experience of camping inside the historical center for a night of fun and education.

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center honors the World War II and later generations, both at home, and on the front lines, who have served and sacrificed to protect our freedom. The evening will involve discovering the items in a soldier's footlocker, hands-on demonstrations of historic uniforms and equipment, and up-close views of a P-38 fighter plane.

Campers will take part in exploration of the center, meeting with veterans, games and a movie before lights out. The morning will begin with Reveille and breakfast before concluding at 8:30 a.m.

"We saw great success with the first ever Camp Bong experience last year and are excited to offer the event again this year," said Briana Fiandt, curator of collections for the center. "This event gives us the opportunity to connect our collections, exhibits, and volunteers with students on a more personal and in-depth level creating the perfect mixture of learning and fun."

Open to all students grades 2 - 6. The cost is $30 for child and adult and $15 for each additional child. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Limited spaces are available. To register or for more information, call (715) 394-8173 or visit www.uwsuper.edu/cce.