SPRINGFIELD, IL (05/16/2013)(readMedia)-- The Illinois State Military Museum and the Illinois National Guard and Militia Historical Society's Living History Detachment observed Armed Forces Day May on 18 with special exhibits, equipment displays and demonstrations by re-enactors in period uniforms.

The Illinois State Military Museum displays the history of the Illinois National Guard from 1723 to the 21st Century. Located two blocks north of the intersection of MacArthur Blvd. and North Grand Ave. in Springfield, Ill., the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 1-4:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For further information about the museum call (217) 761-3910 or visit http://www.il.ngb.army.mil/museum/. Like the museum on Facebook at www.facebook.Illinois.State.Military.Museum. To learn more about Illinois National Guard history visit http://www.il.ngb.army.mil/History/.

For additional information, please contact the Illinois National Guard Public Affairs office at 217-761-3569.

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