Join us for the WWII Reenacting Corps' 15th Annual Public Battle Reenactment! 

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023

All Day

  El Dorado, KS  

Public Battle   ★   Weapons Demonstration   ★   Reenactors

Pyrotechnics   ★   WWII Weapons   ★   Vehicles   ★   Displays

Each year, on Veteran's Day Weekend, the WWII History Center holds its annual Open House and the WWII Reenacting Corps holds their annual Public Battle reenactment in conjunction with El Dorado's Celebration of Freedom.  Come see what's new at the Museum, watch a Veteran's Day parade then see a WWII weapons demonstration and public battle reenactment!

Phone: (316) 322-8753

Open House Coordinated by:

Doug Odom

President & Executive Director

WWII History Center


Public Battle Coordinated by:

Erik Runge

Command Staff, WWII Reenacting Corps

Phone: (620) 757-0943



These battle reenactments are expensive to put on.  

A special thanks goes out to this year's sponsors: 

Kansas Oil Museum

383 E Central Ave.

El Dorado, KS 67042

(316) 321-9333 

Become a Sponsor!

Our reenactors help pay for this public battle out of their own pocket.  Help them out.  Please consider donating so we can continue to hold this event every year.

All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Schedule of the Day's Events

All Day

WWII displays on the grounds of the Butler County History Center and Oil Museum.  

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The WWII History Center opens to the public in El Dorado.

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Butler County History Center and Oil Museum opens their gates for the public to come in a see the WWII displays and to talk with reenactors.  Admission to the Museum is free, but a donation of $2/person is suggested and appreciated for admittance to the battle reenactment.

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

Weapons/uniform display and demonstration at the Butler County History Center and Oil Museum in El Dorado.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

"Outskirts of Isigny" WWII Public Battle Reenactment, hosted by the WWII Reenacting Corps, on the grounds of the Butler County History Center and Oil Museum in El Dorado.


Hot dog feed at Gordy Park


Parade form up

3:00 pm

Veteran's Day Parade through downtown El Dorado.  

Map of Events

The World War II History Center

Butler County History Center and Oil Museum

Reenactor Registration