Hume Museum’s temporary exhibit commemorates fallen WWI veterans

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Until November 12, the Hume Museum in Arlington is highlighting the stories of the 16 Arlington men who lost their lives in World War I. 

“In the U.S., it’s kind of the forgotten war,” said Museum Director Mark Benbow, “so a lot of people — this is the first exposure they’ve had and they don’t know much about the war.”

According to Benbow, much of the WWI casualty records were lost in a National Archives fire in the 1970’s. 

The Hume Museum, run exclusively by volunteers and the Arlington Historical Society, is the only remaining school house in Arlington. 

The exhibit is only partially temporary as most of the artifacts are on loan. 

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