THE "HONORING OUR HISTORY" TRAVELING WORLD WAR I EXHIBITION STOPS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE Exhibit will be at Shoppers World on March 18 & 19
 

Charlottesville, March 7, 2012 - The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce that "Honoring Our History" Traveling World War I Exhibition will be in Charlottesville at the Shopper World Center on Sunday, March 18, from Noon to 5 p.m., and Monday, March 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Admission to the WWI Exhibit will be FREE to the public.


The "Honoring Our History" Traveling World War I Exhibition is designed to honor veterans, as well as raise funds and awareness for cultural institutions, as it travels across the country. Charlottesville is the 41st stop on a 75-city tour. Donations are appreciated and will benefit the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society and the National World War I Museum.


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 Honoring Our History 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.


"The CACVB is proud to welcome such an important exhibit to our area. We hope that locals as well as visitors from all around the state will come to Charlottesville and take advantage of this very unique opportunity to learn about our history and pay tribute to the brave men and women whose lives were impacted by World War I," said Kurt Burkhart, Executive Director of the CACVB.
More information about the exhibit can be found at www.honoringourhistory.com.


About the CACVB
In addition to providing a wealth of information on the area to individual visitors, the CACVB assists tour operators, meeting planners, reunions and other groups to find attractions, restaurants, hotels, and other visitor related businesses. Its mission is "to enhance the economic prosperity of City and County by promoting, selling and marketing the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle, as a destination, in pursuit of the meetings and tourism markets."


Contact information:
Brigitte Bélanger-Warner
Director of Sales & Marketing
Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau
434.970.3632 - warnerb@charlottesville.org