Following the April opening of the National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., a webinar about the site was conducted on May 14 and is available for viewing.
“The New National WWI Memorial: An Insider Tour for Guides, Travel Planners, Volunteers and Interested Visitors” is a little more than an hour long. According to the memorial’s website, it “provides a detailed and insider perspective on the WWI Memorial,” covering everything from history to design to resources for learning more. The lineup of speakers and topics includes:
• Daniel S. Dayton, executive director, U.S. World War One Centennial Commission: "Welcome & Overview"
• Edwin Fountain, former vice chair, U.S. World War One Centennial Commission: "Why We Need This Memorial"
• Joe Weishaar, lead designer, National WWI Memorial: "A Walk Through the Design"
• Patricia Abler and Christina Bauer, Education Committee co-chairs, Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, D.C.: "First Impressions from a Tour Guide's Perspective"
• Sabin Howard, sculptor, "A Soldier's Journey," National WWI Memorial: "’A Soldier's Journey’ Sculpture Evolution and Design"
• Host Theo Mayer, chief technologist, U.S. World War One Centennial Commission/Doughboy Foundation: "The WWI Memorial Apps - A Digital Dimension to the WWI Memorial"
The webinar, funded by the Doughboy Foundation, can be accessed here. Other on-demand webinars are also available on the site.