Dustin Heckman

Bong Center Hosting Two Famous, Historic Figures on Independence Day

Make Your Fourth Memorable with the General and President

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Col. Theodore Roosevelt (Rough Rider) and General George S. Patton will be making a stop by the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior on Sunday, July 4. Programs will take place from 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Center’s 4th of July events have been a hit with visitors since 2018. Visitors will meet these…

Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center Offering Trip of a Lifetime for Area Veterans

The First Round of Applications is Due by Friday, May 14, 2021

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Northland veterans are urged to apply for the trip of a lifetime now through Friday, May 14. A final deadline for consideration is set for¬†Friday, May 21¬†for those who miss the first review date. The 4th and 5th trips for veterans to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota are slated for this summer. The trips…

Looking for Adventure? Try Escaping The Bong Center This Weekend

The Third Annual 'Escape the Bong!' Experience is Happening Feb. 12 - 14, 2021

SUPERIOR, Wis. – If you’re looking for an action-packed fun time or date night this weekend, the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior is the place to be. ‘Escape the Bong!’ is returning for its third year on Feb. 12 – 14. The three day event will feature four escape rooms to test your knowledge and puzzle solving…

Remembering D-Day at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Saturday marked the 76th anniversary of when the Allied Forces clenched a pivotal victory in World War II. June 5th, 1944– the Allies invaded Europe through Normandy Beach. At the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, through their preserved P-38 plane and the replica of a paratrooper, the sacrifices of those soldiers live on for future…

Escape the Bong 2.0 Raising Funds for Educational Programs

Five Escape Rooms Will Be Set Up at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center February 6 - 8, 2020

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Are you feeling extra intelligent or lucky this week? If so, you may want to visit the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior February 6 – 8. Escape the Bong 2.0 is presented by Heritage Window & Door. The fundraising event is back by popular demand for a second year in a row. The escape…

Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center Welcomes New Executive Director

Executive Director Dustin Heckman Took Over at the Bong Center Effective Thursday, November 7

SUPERIOR, Wis. – As of Thursday, November 7, the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center is now being run under the leadership of Dustin Heckman. Heckman is from Red Wing, Minnesota. He says he has always wanted to move to the Twin Ports, and this was his chance to do so. Heckman was previously the Coordinator of the Minnesota Alliance…