World War I Exhibit in Reno

Reno, Nev. - The Nevada Museum of Art is hosting a one-day World War I Exhibit on Wednesday. The entire exhibit is traveling though 75 cities in a semi truck.

The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and the artifacts you see come all the way from the National World War I exhibit in Missouri.

"It's really interesting to be able to see bits and pieces of that era, here," said Rachel Milon, the Communications Director of the Nevada Museum of Art.

The exhibit is sponsored by investment company Waddell & Reed in honor of their founders, who were both World War I veterans.

"You know, it's a piece of our history, we're coming up in a couple years on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Great War, we've lost all our veterans, and it's an opportunity, it's here in Reno," said Pat Gaskill, a local manager at Waddell & Reed.

Some of the things you can see at the museum? A World War I era rifle that's so big it has a seat, and took 6 men to operate, and soldier and nurse uniforms. All of the artifacts in the traveling exhibit were actually used in the war.

There's also a walk-through trench, so you can experience a piece of trench warfare.

Event organizers say coming to see the exhibit is a way to remember how we got the freedoms we enjoy as Americans today.

"It's a great way to honor veterans," said Gaskill.

"Realizing the importance of our history, in America, it's pretty impactful," said Milon.

They are accepting donations at the exhibit. If you choose to donate, half of your money will go to the Nevada Museum of Art, and the other half will go to the National World War I Museum.


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