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Mobile WWI exhibit showcasing 200-plus artifacts on display in KCMO today

Posted at 12:36 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 13:36:51-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A mobile museum will be on display in Kansas City’s Northland on Tuesday to showcase artifacts from World War I.

Curator Keith Arden Colley, originally from Kansas City, has collected more than 200 war-related documents and artifacts that will be on display at the mobile museum.

Colley said the exhibit, called “Lest We Forget,” was inspired by the National WWI Museum and Memorial. It has been on display at various assisted living centers, schools and events across the country.

“Not everybody can get to Kansas City, unfortunately, to see the amazing museum,” Colley said. “So we’re just trying to take a piece of it, set it up where they live, so that they don’t have to get out. They can come and go as often as they want, right in their own home.”

The museum’s website says it was created to keep a promise “to never forget the millions who lost their lives in WWI for the freedoms we hold so dear 100 years later.”

The mobile museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Oxford Grand of Shoal Creek, 8280 N. Tullis Ave. It is free and open to the public.