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Popular World War I Exhibit Extended at North Carolina Museum of History 

By Marcie Gordon
North Carolina Museum of History

Due to popular demand, the North Carolina Museum of History will extend one of its most-loved exhibits, NORTH CAROLINA AND WORLD WAR I.

The exhibit will now be open through May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day). "North Carolina & World War I" is a free, award-winning exhibit commemorating the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I and focuses on North Carolina’s role in the War to End All Wars on the western front in France and Belgium. Visitors will experience a re-created trench warfare environment to discover what life was like for Tar Heel soldiers, who entered the war in 1917.

Visitation to the record-breaking exhibit has soared since its April 2017 opening—surpassing half a million visitors in October 2018 and reaching nearly 550,000 by the end of the year, further cementing its status as the most-visited temporary exhibit ever created by the North Carolina Museum of History.

“It’s a great privilege to share our North Carolina & World War I exhibit with more than half a million visitors from across the state, the country, and the world,” said Ken Howard, director of the North Carolina Museum of History. “The museum staff has done a tremendous job creating an exhibit that is much more of an experience than just artifact cases and text on a wall.”

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