The New Mexico Military Museum World War I exhibit is set to open Memorial Day weekend, 2018.
The museum is working in conjunction with the New Mexico World War I Centennial Commission to commemorate the 100thanniversary of the end of World War I. The museum will host the State of New Mexico’s World War I interactive exhibit opening Memorial Day weekend in Santa Fe. 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 host numerous 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.
The exhibit and associated events will take place over the next two years.