Waddell & Reed's “Honoring Our History” Traveling World War I Exhibition will roll into Wichita, KS for its 48th stop on a national 75-city tour.
The exhibit is located in the entrance plaza of Exploration Place on Wednesday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission to the World War I Exhibition is free. Regular admission will apply at Exploration Place.
About the exhibit:
On May 30, visitors can experience the sites and sounds of World War I – and honor World War I veterans and all veterans since. 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 this stop will be divided between Exploration Place and the National World War I Museum, based in Kansas City, Mo. After touring the exhibition, kiosks will allow the public to make donations to support Exploration Place and the National World War I Museum, the first and only WWI museum designated by U.S. Congress.
The event at Exploration Place is being coordinated by Waddell & Reed in Wichita. Waddell & Reed is one of the country’s oldest mutual fund companies. The two founders of Waddell & Reed, Chauncey Waddell and Cameron Reed, were WWI veterans. The exhibit includes Chauncey Waddell’s flight gear, his flight suit and log book.
In addition, the Traveling World War I Exhibition will travel to one other Kansas locations in June, 2012: June 5: Topeka at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard
More information about the traveling exhibition's visit to Wichita is provided below (and attached). For details about the national tour, visit www.honoringourhistory.com.