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Veterans Day

Screening "Passing The Torch"

November 11, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 AM

Veterans Day: "Passing the Torch" - a documentary film about the history of Fort Lewis
Sunday, November 11, 2:00 PM
Program included with admission.
Free admission on November 11 for retired and active duty military with ID, and up to five family members.

Sunday, November 11 marks 100 years since the Armistice ending World War I. Join us at the History Museum at 2:00 PM for a special screening of the film Passing the Torch, produced by Stourwater Pictures on Bainbridge Island. The film is approximately 20 minutes long and will be screened in the museum's auditorium. 

Passing the Torch is a documentary about the history of Fort Lewis, near Tacoma, Washington. The story begins in 1916 as the United States is preparing to enter World War I, and continues through 1939. The film provides insights on the Army’s tumultuous journey from an organization dependent on horses and mules to a modern mechanized force prepared to take on the enormous challenges of World War II.

Visitors can also learn from a pop-up exhibition about Washington's role in preparing the nation to fight in WWI, as well as the incredible advancements in technology which impacted far more than just the wartime industry. Learn about what happened on the home front.

Note: Joseph Govednik was previously scheduled to talk about WWI weapons; we regret that he has had to cancel. 

The Washington State History Museum is closed on Monday, November 12.