Museum of International Cultures Hosts Tribute Week To WWI

International Museum of Cultures
Museum of International Cultures

The Museum of International Cultures, 411 E. Highway 67 in Duncanville, is hosting a week long tribute to WWI Nov. 11-17. Tribute week kicks off on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with an outdoor exhibit of WWI era military equipment.

The museum opens their USO display Nov. 12. The USO Exhibit is sponsored by Cedar Hill Rotary Clu. It features a look back at how WWI unfolded in the pages of “The Rotarian” publication.

Dr. Bill White will perform a musical presentation honoring Dallas Veterans Administration Medical Center patients at 2 p.m. Nov. 13. World War I movies will be screened at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 16.

In connection with WWI tribute week, the Museum of International Cultures and Citizens National Bank of Cedar Hill sponsored an essay contest. Students in grades 1-12 were asked to discuss the topic: “How did Veterans Day come to be?” For more information about the essay contest, visit

The tribute to WWI exhibits is sponsored by the City of Duncanville, Focus Daily News, Humanities Texas, Cedar Hill Rotary Club, Old Chisholm Trail NSDAR, and Spring Creek Bar-B-Que.

The Museum of International Cultures is a Center for Global Awareness and Understanding. Regular hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, visit or call 972-572-0462.

Upcoming programs at Museum of International Cultures focus on the culture of Turkey. A free documentary, “Desperate Hours,” will screen at 7 p.m. Nov. 24. It shows how Turkish diplomats in France and Rhodes put their lives at risk to rescue Jews of Turkish origin during the Holocaust.

A free screening of “The Eye of Istanbul,” a documentary that celebrates the life and work of Armenian-Turkish photographer Ara Guler, will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 1. The late photographer captured “the essence of Istanbul” over a 60-year period.

A pot-luck dinner featuring Turkish cuisine will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 15. Participants should bring a dish that reflects Turkish culture, or a salad, drink or dessert. A short program featuring a tourism promotional video plus some Turkish folk dancing follows the dinner.

Movie screenings and pot-luck dinners are usually held the 4th Saturday of the month. These events are free to anyone wishing to learn more about other cultures.

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