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12:00 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Traveling WWI Exhibit To Stop In Wichita

A traveling WWI exhibit will be in Wichita Wednesday and Wichitans will have the opportunity to see artifacts and experience the sights and sounds of the war to end all wars.

Exploration Place will be the 48th stop for the traveling exhibit, which is housed in a big-rig and on a national 75 city tour.

“Honoring Our History” was put together by the Kansas City-based financial planning company Waddel and Reed to honor the company’s founders, Chanuncy Waddell and Cameron Reed who were WWI veterans.

Ron Avey is Managing Principal at Waddell and Reed.

“Our country was really built with people that fought very significant wars throughout history and that’s what gave us the freedom that we have and that’s why we have fantastic companies like Waddell and Reed,” said Avey.

“So, I think it is extremely important that we honor our veterans and that we remember our history. Because if you don’t know where you have been you don’t know where you are going.”

The exhibit will feature tools, weapons and uniforms that are on loan from the National World War I Museum and let visitors experience the tight conditions of trench warfare.

The exhibit will be at the entrance plaza at Exploration Place Wednesday from 10am to 6pm.

Honoring Our History is free to the public, donations will go to the National World War I museum and Exploration Place.