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May 13, 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Time Details:
Drop in any time between 11 AM and 2 PM for free family fun!
Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Free family activities are in the Great Hall and courtyard. Gallery admission $3 on 2nd Saturdays.

WWI reenactors
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WWI: A Soldier’s Life - 2nd Saturday Family Event

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Learn about life during the “Great War” with living history reenactors portraying the men of Company F. 318th Infantry Regiment 80th Division American Expeditionary Force 1918. Hear what confronted young Americans as they left home, family and country to fight in what is often called the first modern war. See and handle reproduction military equipment of the time and try your hand at some soldiering skills. Participate in gas mask drills and learn how soldiers would protect themselves from chemical weapons. Pose for a picture and learn about the importance of photography for the soldiers on their way to Europe and their families back at home. Enjoy hands-on activities and help create a model of the trenches that were home to many soldiers during the war.