Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
During 2017-2018, the United States and Texas will observe the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. In observance of the centennial commemoration, the Collin County Historical Society and Museum has created an exhibit to honor the role that Collin County soldiers and Texas played in the Great War.
The museum exhibit will provide an overview of World War I, with special focus on different aspects and outcomes encountered by the United States during their involvement in the Great War. Visitors will be provided an iPad with apps preloaded on the device. These interactive apps have maps, timelines, photographs, and videos about World War I. As visitors tour the exhibit they will also be able to use the iPads to scan QR codes linked to videos, podcasts, documentaries, photographs, documents, songs, and websites to learn about the war.
The exhibit is open to the general public weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm. Special tours can be arranged on Monday-Wednesday by contacting the museum.