5TH Annual Living History at the Lake
Friday September 14th School Day
Saturday September 15th Public Day
Everyone is invited to the Annual Living History at the Lake at Lake Charles State
Park. Reenactors, living historians, and veterans will come together to tell the story of
Arkansansâ€™ military triumphs and trials. Camps, displays, and hands-on programming
will provide a glimpse into the past.
Saturday features reenactors portraying the roles of WWII service men and women.
Check out WWII vehicles, home front displays, anti-aircraft weaponry and museum
displays. Dance and sing along to the Mid-South Navy Ceremonial Band. Enjoy an
authentic WWII lunch or a quick snack served by our mess kitchen. Cheer for the GIs
during the two battle reenactments.
10:00AM Flag Raising Ceremony marks the opening of the event.
All Day -Reenactor camps, museum displays, WWII vehicles and weaponry,special programs, and more!
1:00PM Allied forces clash with Axis troops for control of a portion of the Siegfried Line.
2:00PM Musical Performance by the Mid-South Navy Band.
3:00PM Marines storm the beach during the Makin Atoll Assault.
5:00PM Camps close to the public.
Lake Charles State Park is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks
Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. The park offers camping,
boat launch ramp, a standard pavilion, picnic sites, swim beach, nature center,
playground, restrooms and 3 bathhouses on 645-acre Lake Charles. Along with the
visitor center and gift shop, the park offers three nature trails and year-round interpretive
programs. For more information about the Intro to Kayak or any park events contact the
park at (870) 878-6595 or visit www.ArkansasStateParks.com.