PULLMAN, Wash. – The Conner Museum will co-sponsor the visit of a free, public traveling World War I exhibit Monday.
The exhibit moves from city to city in a semi-truck, which will be parked in the Abelson Hall parking lot on the Pullman campus 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3. The exhibit, which is sponsored by Waddell & Reed, a mutual fund and financial planning company, is in the midst of a 75-city tour around the United States. Pullman is the 16th stop.
Larry Hufford, director of the Conner Museum, said it is helping bring the World War I display to campus because “I am interested in creating opportunities for the campus community to see diverse exhibits and in working to help the community understand the role that museums play in our lives.”
The exhibit features 46 artifacts, such as weapons, uniforms, posters and flags. Visitors can experience the tight conditions of trench warfare and some of the sounds and sights of war fought nearly 100 years ago.
Along with providing a historical glimpse at World War I, exhibit organizers seek to honor the sacrifices of U.S. veterans of that war and those who have followed.
The Conner Museum, which is located on the first floor of Abelson Hall, is the largest public collection of birds and mammals in the Pacific Northwest. It features more than 700 mounts of birds and mammals on display, and the scientific collection used by researchers houses more than 65,000 specimens.
Donations will be accepted. They will be divided between the Conner Museum and the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo.
Find more about the tour here.