Waddell & Reed's “Honoring Our History” Traveling World War I Exhibition
- June 25, 2012 - June 25, 2012
- Location: Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial
- Address: 3rd Avenue and 7th Street SW, Rochester, MN 55901
- Times: 10am – 4pm
- Admission: Free
- Venue: Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial
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Waddell & Reed - one of the country's oldest mutual fund and financial planning companies - will kick off an ambitious and unconventional acknowledgement of its 75th anniversary. In partnership with Ivy Funds and the National World War I Museum, a custom 18-wheel "big rig" truck has been transformed into a traveling World War I exhibition. Dubbed the "Honoring Our History Tour," the exhibition will visit 75 Waddell & Reed communities across the country - stopping at local museums and cultural institutions to raise funds and awareness. Rochester is the 54th stop on the 75-city tour.
This unique traveling exhibition offers a free, interactive and educational experience designed by the National World War I Museum - the first and only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the artifacts, history and personal experiences of World War I. The Waddell & Reed Traveling World War I Exhibition features 66 artifacts, such as weapons, uniforms, posters and flags. In addition, visitors will experience the tight conditions of trench warfare, see the relatively primitive tools, weapons, equipment and uniforms, amid sounds and sights of war 100 years ago. The year-long tour honors the men and women who served in World War I - and those who have since bravely served our country and protected our freedom.