Lauer Farms 1944

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Next Date Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023!
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  • Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
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Lauer Historical Farm
800 Roush Road
Lima, Ohio Google Maps
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Lauer Farms 1944 is a unique World War II living history event held annually at the historic Lauer Farm in Lima, Ohio. Founded by Matt Martini in 2017, this event is dedicated to honoring the sacrifices and experiences of those who served in WWII. Through demonstrations, interactive displays, and hands-on activities, guests can gain a deeper understanding of what life was like during wartime and how it affected our society.

Visitors of all ages are welcome to explore the grounds as they are transported back to 1944. As they walk around the farm, they will be immersed in an authentic reenactment of the sights and sounds of war. From life on the home front to battlefield displays, from period-accurate military vehicles and uniforms to musical performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Guests can even participate in a variety of activities such as digging foxholes or testing their skill with vintage firearms in a firing range!

At Lauer Farms 1944, education and preservation are key goals; therefore all artifacts displayed at the event come from either private collections or public institutions that have verified their authenticity and provenance. Knowledgeable reenactors provide interesting facts about WWII history as well as personal stories from veterans who experienced it first-hand. In addition to providing educational opportunities for the community, this event also helps raise funds to support our local veterans through donations collected on-site.

Come take part in this incredible experience! Learn more about Lauer Farms 1944 and get your tickets today!

Lauer Farms 1944

Lauer Farms 1944 seeks to educate the public about WWII history while honoring those who served through engaging activities designed to bring that history alive. Since 2017, the organization has been putting on the Lauer Farms 1944 annual World War 2 reenactment.

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