The International Museum of Cultures in Duncanville invites the community to attend their week-long tribute to World War I veterans. The tribute will be held November 7-12.
Monday, November 7 at 1 p.m. there will be an unveiling of the Museum’s WWI exhibit and Wall of Heroes. From 1-3 p.m. there will be a book signing and reception for “A World War I Diary of a Soldier” with authors Helen Helms Welborn and Wanda Helms. Special guests will be members of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m., an evening concert with the Greater Dallas Rotary Chorus will feature Tunes of World War I. Wednesday, November 9 at 9:30 a.m. there will be a presentation by the NSDAR featuring Donut Dollies. Also featured on Nov 9 is a WWI era automobile display.
Thursday, November 10 a Centennial Celebration of WWI Symposium will be presented by the Texas Historical Commission, Military History. Friday, November 11, a Salute to Veterans Concert with Dr. William White and a student essay contest presentation (open to all students) will be held.
The Freedom Essay Contest is for students in 1st-12th grade. The first-fourth graders are to write a 100 word essay on why Freedom is Not Free, due Nov. 8 for judging. Fifth through eighth graders are asked to write a 150 word essay on the same topic, to be submitted by midnight Nov. 8 for judging. High school students may write a 250 word essay on the same topic, to be submitted by noon on Nov. 9 for judging. Prizes for first and second place will be awarded at the Salute to Veterans on November 11.
Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 a.m. the Run for the Hills 1M Walk/5K Run: Looking Back 100 Years Honoring WWI Veterans will take place.
The International Museum of Cultures, A Center for Global Awareness and Understanding, provides a venue of opportunities to enhance the public’s understanding, involvement and appreciation of contemporary world cultures through programs, seminars and exhibits.
Mary Fae Kamm is director of the International Museum of Cultures, located on I-67 frontage road at Danieldale in Duncanville. For more information about the museum, call 972-572-0462 or email [email protected].