Museum Village will host its fourth annual commemoration of World War I on Saturday, April 8.
Also known as the First World War and the Great War, this global conflict started on July 28, 1914, and lasted until Nov. 11, 1918. The United States joined the conflict on April 6, 1917, and played a major part in ending the war.
More than nine million soldiers were killed and 21 million wounded. In addition, civilian casualties associated with the war numbered nearly 10 million.
To pay tribute to this Great War and the men who fought and the lives lost, Museum Village will have various demonstrations of military life and equipment on our green. You will witness several re-enactors representing this very noteworthy time period in our history.
Some of the planned events will include a book signing by Kevin Fitzpatrick; a talk on Women in the War by Vivian Davis, Bronx County Historical Society Educator; a display of NY 27th Division items by Peter Tragni; and a talk on the Evolution of Chemical Warfare by John Van Vliet.
Weather permitting, Robert Jacobs will be bringing his 1918 Dodge.
President Wilson will also be making a planned visit this year.
Marking the centennial of the Girl Scout Cookie sales, troops 202 and 640 will be on hand selling cookies.
The program runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children 4 to 12 years. There is no charge for children under four years of age and for veterans.
For more information, visit www.museumvillage.org.