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World War I 100th Anniversary Mobile Museum Opens in Cape Henlopen

Posted: 08/15/2017 18:26:00 -04:00 Updated:

CAPE HENLOPEN, Del. - A mobile World War I museum opened at the Fort Miles Museum Tuesday morning. The museum honors the centennial of the United States entering World War I. 

The museum will be open at the Fort Miles location until Saturday, August 19.

The museum features over 1,000 square feet of artifacts, which range from military items to personal affects.

Guest speakers will also give presentations on WWI topics and local history during that era during the museum's stay in Cape Henlopen. 

"Between World War I and World War II, [Cape Henlopen was] one of the most vital areas to protecting our coastline from any invasions from the Germans or any outside force that we did not plan for," said James Bell, Delaware State Parks interpreter and collections aide.

Visitors to the museum said the exhibit helps them reflect on the nation's progress.

"Just to come here and see the fortifications and what it took to, you know, to keep this country what it is today. It's amazing. I feel naive," said Matt Turnball of Holland, Pennsylvania. 

The WWI Mobile Museum and presentations are free to see with paid entrance into Cape Henlopen State Park. 

Discover Battery 519 tours will be offered each day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at $5 a person.

The program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment of Humanities.

The museum's full hours are as follows:

August 15-19, 2017

Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesday/Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 

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