This month, the Frontiers of Flight Museum will present one of several upcoming events planned over the next four years to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I, the first major conflict in which airplanes were used in combat. The Museum will host the World War I Mobile Museum, a traveling exhibition of original artifacts from around the globe Jan. 16-20. Visit www.flightmuseum.com.
Objects on display will include an authentic trenching tool of the type used to dig the 25,000 miles of trenches dug during the War, and one of the first portable movie cameras used by soldiers to record battlefield scenes. Other artifacts in the ten separate display booths include vintage panoramic photographs of some of America’s first Aero Squadrons, an authentic 48-star flag, and many personal equipment items from the War’s combatants.
“When I was visiting the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, I realized that the people in the retirement homes and at senior centers were the last direct descendants of those who fought that war,” says Keith Colley, the driving force behind the MobileMuseum. “I had an ‘aha’ moment to bring a World War I museum to them since it was unlikely that they could travel to Kansas City.”
This will be the “kick-off” event for the World War I Mobile Museum as it begins a four-year tour to commemorate of the 100th Anniversary of World War I and bring its displays to seniors around the United States.
About the Frontiers of Flight Museum
The Frontiers of Flight Museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, is a gem in the North Texas community that attracts over 100,000 visitors annually including 30,000 students. The Museum is conveniently located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane.
Housed in a modern 100,000-square-foot facility, the Frontiers of Flight Museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation, as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther. Educational classes for all ages are offered throughout the year, designed to excite the imagination in science, technology, engineering, and math through spacecraft design, aerodynamics, model-building, space survival, and other disciplines.
For information call: (214) 350-1651 or visit www.flightmuseum.com.