In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Free Memorial Day activities at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture


World War I Centennial Exhibition

The Virginia Museum of History and Culture will host a Memorial Day event centered around family-friendly activities.

Activities involve meeting President Woodrow Wilson and General John J. Pershing. Character interpreters will be bringing the pair to life and provide a glimpse into the World War I era.

Vistors will also get to see President Wilson’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow Series 511 limousine, which is on loan from the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum.

There will also be a ceremony at 1 p.m. to commemorate the 3,700 Virginians who lost their lives during World War I. The 392nd Army Band’s Brass Quintet will be performing.

All activities are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Virginia Museum of History and Culture is located at 428 North Boulevard.