Museum Village hosts a First World War tribute

The 100th anniversary commemoration to feature re-enactors, historic presentations and exhibits


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  • World World One re-enactors John Van Vliet, John Kish and Tom C. Carton use authentic uniforms, weapons and equipment in their efforts to keep the efforts of so many soldiers historically significant.




  • The uniform of a U.S. Army officer from the First World War.




  • This recruitment poster is part of Museum Village's World War One exhibit.



MONROE — On Saturday, March 22, Museum Village will host a commemoration to the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I.

Also known as the First World War and the Great War, this global conflict started on July 28, 1914, and lasted until Nov. 11, 1918.

The United States joined the conflict on April 6, 1917 and played a major part in ending the war. More than 9 million soldiers were killed and 21 million wounded.

In addition, civilian casualties associated with the war numbered nearly 10 million.

Program
To pay tribute to this Great War and the men who fought and the lives lost, Museum Village will have various demonstrations of military life and equipment on the green.

There also will be several re-enactors representing this period in our history.

At 1 p.m. there will also be a presentation on food preservation and rationing by Sarah Wassberg

At 3 p.m. Tuxedo author William Lemanski will discuss the British involvement in Mesopotamia.

In addition, several exhibits including an original uniform and several posters will be on display.

The gift shop and snack bar will also be open.

Essential information

The commemoration will be held from noon to 4 p.m.

Tickets are: Adults $12; seniors $10; children (4 -12) $8; children under 4 and veterans free

Every visitor will also receive a free pass to the Museum’s Opening Day on Saturday, April 12.

For more information about the program and Museum Village itself, visit online at www.museumvillage.org.

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