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Looking for an interesting and inspiring outing for your group? Come tour the Center!
*Buses Welcome/Bus Friendly-Easy In and Out
"The Twin Ports in the Cold War"
Historic Vehicles at the Bong Center...............................
Thanks to the generosity of our late friend, Northland military vehicle collector and restorer extraordinaire Kevin Kronlund of Trego, Wisconsin, we are able to share with our visitors unique, historic military vehicles. Currently on display are a 1944 Airborne Scooter; a 1944 Ford Jeep, 1950s M38 Jeep in US Navy colors, a Clarktor aircraft tug and a Harley Davidson WLA motorcycle.
U.S. Flag Disposal Drop-Off at the Center
You can drop-off your damaged or worn US Flags at the Center's Flag Depository Box located in our lobby. American Legion Post 435, the Richard I. Bong Post (which is headquartered at the Center) will see that your flag is properly disposed of according to the US Flag Code: "the flag, when it is in such a condition that it no longer is afitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning." The flag drop-off box was created as part of Adam Sauter's Eagle Scout project.
Be sure to listen to "Forever Ace: The Richard Bong Story"on the KUWS website. This radio documentary compiles ten years of interviews and research by Wisconsin Public Radio Superior Bureau reporter Mike Simonson into a 1:45 long program that features interviews with one of Bong's wingmen, his tent mate and crew chief as well as US Air Force and Australian War Museum historians. Visit KUWS.FM to listen!
SAVE THESE DATES
May 5, 2014 Bong Book Club Open House, 4 to 8 pm. Learn about the Book Club and take a peek at the Bong Center!
May 13, 2014 Bong Book Club, 2 pm in the classroom. Free and open to the public.
May 24-25-26, 2014 VETERANS FREE ADMISSION for Memorial Day weekend.
May 26, 2014 Memorial Day ceremonies, 10 am Greenwood Cemetery.
May 26, 2014 Memorial Day concert with the Superior Singers-free for the public, 1 pm Main Gallery.
June 4, 2014 4th Annual Community Open House-have lunch with us and tour the Bong Center for only $5.00! 9 am to 5 pm.
July 4, 2014 Fourth of July VETERANS FREE ADMISSION.