Sunday, October 20, 2019

World War I Mobile Museum Comes to Legends Hall

“Lest We Forget,” a traveling exhibit commemorating the centennial anniversary of World War I, will be hosted at Legend Hall at the Marq Southlake. The Southlake Senior Activity Center is proud to present this event with free admission and open to the entire community. The WWI museum will be at Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Dr., on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The World War I Mobile Museum is a traveling exhibition of original artifacts composed of ten sections depicting different themes, including trench warfare, photographic and cinematic treatment of the war and Christmastime on the battlefield. More than 200 artifacts and photographs are presented, including numerous personal items used by soldiers, one of the first battlefield movie cameras and an authentic trenching tool like those used to dig more than 25,000 miles of trenches during the war.

“When I was visiting the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, I realized that senior adults are the last direct descendants of World War I veterans and decided to create a mobile museum to bring these artifacts to them wherever they live,” said Keith Colley, curator and owner. “We’re finding people of all ages are drawn to the exhibit. Our hope is to keep the memory of World War I and its veterans alive, which is why we called it ‘Lest We Forget,’ a phrase that comes from a speech delivered by President Woodrow Wilson after the war ended.” Although World War I was 100+ years ago, many of our Seniors today had family and friends who served in the war and feel strongly connected to the veterans. That is the original reason for the Museum, to engage our Seniors and Veterans, but we want everyone in the community to be able to enjoy this event.

For additional information concerning the World War I Mobile Museum, please visit their website at ww1mobilemuseum.com.