Traveling World War I Exhibit Downtown Today




To celebrate its 75th anniversary, asset management/financial planning company Waddell & Reed has developed an 18-wheel traveling World War I museum that stops in Nashville today as part of its 75-city tour.

The "Honoring Our History Tour" big rig will be parked on Seventh Avenue North between Charlotte and Union from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

According to the press release, "Visitors will experience the tight conditions of trench warfare, see the relatively primitive tools, weapons, equipment and uniforms of a war from nearly 100 years ago."

"Visitors will experience the tight conditions of trench warfare" — now there's an ingenious spin on the space limitations of a museum in an 18-wheeler.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated, and funds raised at this stop will be divided between the Tennessee State Museum-Military Branch and the National World War I Museum based in Kansas City, Mo., the first and only WWI museum designated by U.S. Congress.

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