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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 the late 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
Saturdays-January, February & March 2015-Free Hot Chocolate for museum visitors in the Lobby.
TBA, early 2015-Plan on joining us for a special program with Colonel (ret.) Ron Hein who will share his experiences on his 2014 trip to Normandy to visit sites related to the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944.
May 8th-VE Day 70th Anniversary.
June 3rd-Annual Community Open House at the Bong Center. Details to follow.
August 15th-VJ Da 70th Anniversary.
August 29th-Recon 2015 Civilian and Military Vehicle Show. Details to follow.
September 24th-Dick Bong's 95th Birthday.
November 5th-Annual Fund-raising Auction a Grandma's Sports Garden. Details to follow.