U.S. National Archive/US Army
Men of U.S. 64th Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, celebrate the news of the Armistice, November 11, 1918.
Out of 65-million participants in World War 1, there's one left, a 110-year old British woman who was a waitress in the Women's RAF. That means almost nobody's s left to relate firsthand the war that waged from 1914 to 1918, killed millions of soldiers, redrew the map of Europe, and contributed to the start of World War 2. A traveling exhibit might be the next best thing, and is on its way to Southern California. It's a specially outfitted 18-wheeler that's in the midst of a national tour, which locally starts at the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana on January 21st before hitting 8 other cities, including Palm Springs, Long Beach, Riverside, and Pasadena. Off-Ramp host John Rabe spoke with Daralee Barbera, event organizer.
The traveling World War One museum is supported by Waddell & Reed, the mutual fund company. The two founders of Waddell & Reed, Chauncey Waddell and Cameron Reed, were veterans of World War I. Daralee Barbera is managing principal at the company.
Traveling World War I exhibit schedule:
Jan 21: Lyon Air Museum, 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, CA 92707 (on the west side of John Wayne Airport, at the end of Baker St.)
Jan 25: Palm Springs at the Palm Springs Air Museum
Jan 28: Long Beach at The Queen Mary
Feb 2: Pasadena at Pasadena City Hall
Feb 4: Riverside at March Field Museum