Devens museum hosts special weekend for World War I

July 17, 2018 by  

As part of its ongoing commemoration of World War I, the Fort Devens Museum will be holding a Living History Weekend for the war at the end of this month.

Over the weekend, attendees will be able to explore four encampments to achieve various experiences of the war. The encampments will be of civilians, the Red Cross and Salvation Army, the central powers, and the allied powers.

Vehicles and equipment, including civilian Model T’s, artillery, and two Model T ambulances will be on display. Gear will be displayed by uniformed re-enactors, who will also provide military demonstrations of the period. President Woodrow Wilson, another re-enactor, will also be reviewing the troops.

During the weekend, attendees can also take advantage of tours of the camp at Devens, focusing on the sites of World War I. Displays from both World Wars, the Korean War, and the Vietnam era will be made available at the museum over the weekend.

The commemoration will take place at the quadrangle behind 94 Jackson Road at Devens the weekend of July 28 and July 29. The event is open to the public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, and from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday.

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