Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages
In honor of our new exhibition, World War I Beyond the Trenches, we’re commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s official entry into the First World War by bringing New York in 1917 to life! Each Saturday (except Independence Day Weekend), stop by the Museum to meet different personalities from the home- and war-fronts of the United States a century ago. Each week is different—you might discover the uniforms of army doughboys, run into a famous leader, or march with suffragists!
On Saturday, June 17, join us for a very special appearance in front of our Museum: a truck that is almost 100 years old! The 1918 Dodge light repair truck was a rolling repairman for cannons and tanks in WWI—and only a few of them still exist today! Don’t miss your chance to meet living historians portraying soldiers and citizens from the era of this early automobile and peek inside to see tools and equipment! Find the truck parked on the sidewalk in front of the Museum on Central Park West near the intersection of 76th Street.
Please note that the outdoor component of this program is subject to cancellation due to rain. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to August 19 or September 2. Check our Family Calendar for updates about each Centennial Saturday’s special theme!
Images Courtesy of Kevin Fitzpatrick