- 428 North Boulevard, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23220
- Dates: April 4, 2018 - July 29, 2018
- Recurrence: Recurring daily
- Venue: Virginia Museum of History & Culture
- Phone: (804) 340-1800
- Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Price: Suggested Admission: Adults-$10, Youth (6-17)-$5, Children 5 & Under-Free
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Come see WWI America — the largest traveling exhibition about the Great War — at its only scheduled stop on the east coast!
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.