World War I Museum celebrates 100 years of site opening

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, celebrates 100 years of its site’s unveiling with something unique.

On November 1, 1921, the iconic grounds were inaugurated and the museum hopes to bring everyone back to that exact moment with a new project.

There are 12 QR codes spread across the north lawn of the museum and Union Station.

People can scan the code and a photo or video will show them what it was like 100 years ago at that exact location.

“You can see 12 images, 10 photographs [and] two videos, which have helped to inspire understanding of the change that occurred in this space over 100 years ago and which also allow you to see how so much has remained the same “, Lora Vogt, curator of the education and interpretation at the National WWI Museum and Memorial says.

The curators of this new experiment said they wanted to show people how far the museum has come since that time.

“Over the past 100 years, the Kansas Citians have formed this space where we come to celebrate a Super Bowl victory, our World Series victories and when you look at these original photographs you will see that there were the same crowds or even more. big. size to dedicate this space which is the Kansas City porch, “said Vogt.” It is the home of the museum and memorial of the First World War. “

The experience lasts until the end of November.

The museum and memorial will also pay tribute to veterans for the month of November.

Those who served our country will be remembered on Veterans Day with special activities and free public ceremonies.

Veterans, as well as servicemen on active duty, will enter the museum for free from November 11-14. General admission will also be half price for the public.

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