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Time: July 30, 2011 from 9am to 6pm
Location: Virginia Aquarium Parking Lot
Street: 717 General Booth Boulevard
City/Town: Virginia Beach, VA
Event Type: virginia beach events, family fun, virginia beach outdoor events, war history, ww1 history, traveling exhibits, educational fun
Organized By: VBnightlife.com / VBdaylife.com
Latest Activity: May 13, 2016
Virginia Aquarium to Host World War I Traveling Exhibit
Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Aquarium Parking Lot, Free Admission
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will host a museum-quality World War I traveling gallery exhibit on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Honoring Our History exhibit, complete with artifacts, interactive exhibits, and historical multi-media information, is within a customized “big rig” truck which will be located in the Aquarium’s Bay and Ocean Pavilion (north) parking. The exhibit is free with donations gladly accepted. Half of all contributions benefit the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, and the other half benefits the Virginia Aquarium.
The Aquarium was selected to host the exhibit in Hampton Roads because of its highest museum attendance in the state. Virginia Beach is the third city in the 75 city year-long tour. Waddell & Reed Financial Planners (located locally in Chesapeake) are sponsoring the exhibit to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary.
The Honoring Our History year-long national tour was developed in partnership with the National World War I Museum, and in celebration of Waddell & Reed’s 75th anniversary. The company’s founders served in The Great War and it aims to raise awareness. To learn more about the exhibit, visit http://honoringourhistory.com/.