Travel back to World War I in SoYoCo

Think you know what it must’ve been like to live during World War I? You can relive it Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, when Muddy Creek Forks will host uniformed soldiers and equipment.

The event kicks off Friday night at 7:30, when Jason Griffeth presents the lecture, “The Great War: Experiences of the United States in the First Global War,” at Stewartstown United Methodist Church. Griffeth is a graduate in Historical Studies of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has studied military history and the First Word War over many years. Ma & Pa Railroad Preservation Society and Stewartstown Historical Society are co-sponsoring this event, which is free and open to the public. Stewartstown United Methodist Church is at 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, head to Muddy Creek Forks for its Encampment Days. A.M. Grove Store, Roller Mill and Grain Elevator will all be open with free admission.

Train rides will be available with the first train departing 15 minutes after opening time and the last train departing 45 minutes before closing time. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children and free for ages younger than 3. Tickets may be purchased online.

Muddy Creek Forks is at 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville.

 

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