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McCormick Day 2018

Cantigny Park
Noon – 5 pm
Family Friendly

An afternoon of family fun is planned as the park celebrates the birthday of Cantigny benefactor Colonel Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955). In honor of Colonel McCormick’s military service, guests will enjoy military themed crafts, programs and activities. We’ll have a cake cutting, too, so bring along your sweet tooth! The entire day is free, including parking—Cantigny’s annual “thank you” to the community.


Parade Field 
Obstacle Course: 12pm – 4pm
Learn to March: 12pm – 4pm
Camo Face Paint: 12pm – 4pm
Thank A Vet: 12pm – 4pm
Adopt-A-Bull: 12pm – 4pm
Smokey The Tank Dog: 12pm – 4pm
Buster Boo Brigade: 12pm – 4pm

Visitor Center (meet in the “backyard”)
Garden Tours: 12pm and 2pm
History Hike: 1pm and 3pm

McCormick House 
Museum Open House: 10 am – 5 pm
First Division Speech by “Colonel McCormick”: 11am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm
Flag Care: 12pm – 4pm
Wartime Reporter Photo Station: 12pm – 4pm
“Amy McCormick” Performance, Freedom Hall: 2:00 – 2:45pm

First Division Museum
Dress Like A Soldier WWI: 12pm – 4pm
WWI Dog Tag Craft: 12pm – 4pm

First Division Museum Plaza

Tank Tour with a Tanker, M1917 WWI Tank: 1pm and 3pm

Scott Green Magic Show: 4:15pm – 5pm

American Legion Post 556 Memorial service: 2:30pm

East Lawn
Cake cutting: 3:00
**Cupcakes are available while supplies last.**

Questions?  630-260-8222