The New Mexico Military Museum World War I exhibit opened Memorial Day weekend, 2018, and will remain open through 2020.
The museum worked in conjunction with the New Mexico World War I Centennial Commission to commemorate the 100thanniversary of the end of World War I. The museum is hosting the State of New Mexico’s World War I interactive exhibit for two years. The purpose of the exhibit is to educate Americans about WWI and highlight the sacrifices made by the Citizens of New Mexico less than 5 years after becoming the 47thState.
The two year exhibit features a WWI SE5 Biplane, a UB6 Submarine turret, a replica of Roswell’s Battery A Bunker, a replica of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) Meuse-Argonne Cemetery, a 1916 Harley Davidson, and many WWI weapons and equipment. Working in conjunction with the World War I Centennial Commission, we will continue to host WWI historian speaking events, book signings, and films at the Museum over this two year period.
The World War I Commission will use the Centennial as a timely and essential opportunity to educate the country’s citizens about the causes, courses and consequences of the war; to honor the heroism and sacrifice of those Americans who served; and to commemorate through public programs and initiatives the centennial of this global event.