WWI Centennial Exhibition
Come see WW1 America — the largest traveling exhibition about the Great War — at its only scheduled stop on the east coast! Purchase your tickets today! This exhibition — featuring more than 100 objects, powerful multimedia presentations, and interactive experiences—focuses on the war as a transformational event. Themes such as immigration and migration, racial conflict, women’s rights, labor struggles, challenges to civil liberties, and the meaning of citizenship are explored. WHAT YOU WILL SEE - President Woodrow Wilson’s hat and cane - Harry Houdini's handcuffs - Baseball legend Christy Mathewson’s gas mask - Latin American activist José de la Luz Sáenz’s helmet ...and so much more! WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT DURING YOUR VISIT -The sinking of the Lusitania - The infamous Zimmerman telegram - Prohibition of alcohol - Women’s struggle for the right to vote SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! - Interactives to explore the variety and quantity of U.S. products shipped overseas - Recreated movie house showing popular films of the period - IQ station where guests may take the first-ever written intelligence test given to recruits to select candidates for officer training WW1 America is part of a nearly year-long commemoration of World War I and its effect on Virginia and its citizens that will include a variety of public programs and a statewide memorial project to honor the thousands of soldiers who lost their lives during the conflict.