Circa Summer 2018

Recognition

#salutingWWI exhibit

About the Exhibit • North Carolina and World War I opened on April 8, 2017, to commemorate the centennial of WWI • 3,743 staff hours spent in production/installation from August 2016 to April 2017 • 389,000+ visitors have walked through the exhibit since April 2017 (most visited exhibit in museum history) Exhibit Details 6,500-square-foot exhibition is designed as an engaging, immersive environment, and includes: • Character-acted film presentations • A re-created trench system • Battlefield relics (more than 500 artifacts) • Battlefield sounds and lights • Wall-sized photo murals • Docent-manned teaching station that gives visitors a tactile educational experience

Awards and Accolades • North Carolina Museums Council 2018 Award of Excellence, awarded March 18, 2018 • Jackson Marshall, deputy museum director and lead curator for the World War I exhibit, honored with Tar Heel of the Week award that was featured in the October 19, 2017, issue of the News & Observer , and Marshall was featured June 1, 2017, on Scott Mason’s Tar Heel Traveler show

Marketing • Approximately 30,587,000 reached through social media • Associated Press coverage (20 articles nationwide), including U.S. News & World Report

Testimonials

I encourage everyone to stop by the [museum] and take in this masterpiece . . . [and my visit was] one of the most memorable days of both my congressional and personal life. —Congressman Walter Jones

This is a wonderful exhibit. I’ve been to a couple in Belgium, along with a tour of WWI cemeteries and battle sites, and yours is first rate! —Exhibition visitor

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