Traveling World War I Exhibition Rolls into Riverside to Honor Veterans
Waddell & Reed’s “Honoring Our History” Traveling World War I Exhibition will roll into Riverside for its 34th stop on a national 75-city tour. The exhibit will be at March Field Air Museum on Saturday, February 4, 2012, 9 am to 4 pm. Admission to the World War I Exhibition is free.
On Saturday, February 4, Californians can experience the sites and sounds of World War I – and honor World War I veterans and all veterans since. This World War I traveling exhibition will be located at March Field Air Museum, 22550 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, Ca. Visitors will experience the tight conditions of trench warfare, see the relatively primitive tools, weapons, equipment and uniforms of a war from 100 years ago.
This is all a part of the Waddell & Reed “Honoring Our History” Tour. To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Waddell & Reed – working in partnership with the National World War I Museum – developed a 18-wheel traveling World War I museum that will visit 75 cities from coast to coast in 2011/2012.
The tour is designed to raise funds and awareness for cultural institutions across the country during tough economic times. Funds raised at each stop will be divided between the March Field Air Museum and the National World War 1 Museum, based in Kansas City, Mo. After touring the exhibition, kiosks will allow the public to make donations to support the March Field Air Museum and the National World War I Museum, the first and only WWI museum designated by U.S. Congress.
Waddell & Reed is one of the country’s oldest mutual fund companies. The two founders of Waddell & Reed, Chauncey Waddell and Cameron Reed, were veterans of World War I. The exhibit includes founder Chauncey Waddell’s flight gear, his flight suit and log book. The event at March Field Air Museum is being coordinated by Waddell & Reed in Riverside. The Honoring Our History Traveling World War I Exhibition is open free to the public on:
· Saturday, February 4, 2012, 9am to 4pm
· Located at March Field Air Museum, 22550 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, Ca
· Admission is free to the museum on February 4, although donations are appreciated. Donations will benefit the March Field Air Museum and the National World War I Museum.
· Regular admission will apply at March Field Air Museum.
The Traveling World War I Exhibition will travel to four additional California cities in 2012:
· Feb 7: San Jose at the Winchester Mystery House
· Feb 10: Redwood City at San Mateo County History Museum
· Feb 15: Napa at 3rd & Main Street (near Veteran’s Park)
· Feb 17: Stockton at University of the Pacific
For details about the national tour, visit www.honoringourhistory.com.