World War I Exhibit
The First World War & March Field
Presented in parallel displays, the MFAM First World War Exhibit features artifacts and educational material from the Great War and the founding of March Field. Allied, German and U.S. artifacts encased in a replicated Western Front trench introduce museum visitors to the "War to End All Wars" while adjacent artifacts, displayed in a simulated barracks, explain the founding of March Field as a response to the U.S. entry into the conflict. Overhead a replica Nieuport 11 from the famed Lafayette Escadrille banks sharply as flashes of light play over panoramic photographs of the western front and a digital documentary of the conflict appears through trench periscopes mounted on the battle scarred trench wall.