On Oct. 15 and 16 The Museum of Flight becomes the only Seattle location for a traveling exhibit about World War I. Mounted in an 18-wheel big-rig trailer, the gallery is traveling around the country in what is called the “Honoring Our History” tour.
The display was developed by the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo. in partnership with Waddell & Reed, Ivy Funds. The gallery features a variety of artifacts and videos, plus an authentic walk-through war zone environment where visitors can experience the conditions of trench warfare amid the sounds and sights of battle 100 years ago. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free.
“This is such a simple, yet dramatic, way to share our World War I collection with the rest of the country, and is especially important as the centennial of World War I approaches in 2014,” said Brian Alexander, president and CEO of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. “Support is vital to sustaining our museum in the manner that its history deserves. We’re pleased to partner with Waddell & Reed in this endeavor, and look forward to sharing our artifacts and stories with audiences around the nation.”