Hampton History Museum Family Day: "WWI: A Soldier’s Life Family Event"


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Hampton History Museum is back with another great line-up of FREE Family Fun for their Second Saturday Family Day! The theme this month is WWI: A Soldier’s Life Family Event.

Description: Learn about life during the “Great War” with living history reenactors portraying the men of the 80th Division AEF. Company F, 318th Infantry Regiment 80th Division American Expeditionary Force 1918. Hear what confronted young Americans as they left home, family and country to fight in what is often called the first modern war. See and handle reproduction military equipment of the time and try your hand at some soldiering skills. Participate in gas mask drills and learn how soldiers would protect themselves from chemical weapons. Pose for a picture and learn about the importance of photography for the soldiers on their way to Europe and their families back at home. Enjoy hands-on activities and help create a model of the trenches that were home to many soldiers during the war.

Where: Hampton History Museum 120 Old Hampton Ln, Hampton, VA  

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10am-2pm

Cost: FREE! Admission to the museum galleries is a special $3 per person reduced rate on 2nd Saturdays.


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