Honors the 100th anniversary of American Mobilization for WWI
On Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, the Virginia War Museum in conjunction with the Great War Association is hosting America Mobilizes 1917, a WWI reenactment. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Endview Plantation located at 362 Yorktown Road in Newport News.
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War, visitors can experience an American Mobilization Camp preparing soldiers to go “over there.” Visitors can participate in drills, view weapons, uniforms and equipment displays, see an historic encampment, watch demonstrations and view living history displays from the Great War Association. During the Kids Boot Camps youth can experience what it’s like to be processed and trained to become one of America’s Doughboys.
The Great War Association is the oldest and largest WWI re-enactment organization in the country. Through battle reenactments and educational events, the group’s mission is to honor those who fought in WWI by keeping the history of the Great War alive. Admission is $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children ages 6-16. Re-enactor participation is by pre-registration through the Museum Education Coordinator only. For more information, visit the museum’s website
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