Waddell & Reed, along with its affiliate Ivy Funds, marks its 75th anniversary with the Honoring Our History traveling gallery. The gallery’s year-long national tour honors the company’s founders and the men and women who served in World War I. Waddell & Reed produced the traveling gallery in partnership with the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.
Housed in a customized, 18-wheel, “big rig” truck, the traveling gallery provides a window to the war and its primitive tools and equipment, frightening trench warfare conditions, and haunting sights and sounds. The gallery features:
Designed by historians and curators at the National World War I Museum, the gallery provides an informative, engaging overview of America’s participation in the war while not neglecting the circumstances that brought other nations into conflict.
Connecting the dots: Waddell & Reed and World War I
Waddell & Reed founders Chauncey Waddell and Cameron Reed served in World War I before forming one of the country’s first financial planning and mutual fund firms in 1937. The traveling gallery honors the founders, and all veterans, in conjunction with the company’s 75th anniversary and in anticipation of the 2014 centennial of World War I.
The traveling gallery will be on display at 75 Waddell & Reed communities and headline at Ivy Funds engagements across the nation. The gallery is free and open to the public during specific hours at each tour location.
While the traveling gallery was produced to mark Waddell & Reed’s 75th anniversary, its mission is to raise awareness about and funds for the National World War I Museum and museums and cultural institutions across the United States. Throughout the year the traveling gallery will be on display at museums – including those focused on art, history, local culture, education and sports – across the country. Donations to these institutions can be made electronically or in cash in the gallery or on this website.
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