National WWI Museum and Memorial

National WWI Museum and Memorial The National WWI Museum and Memorial is dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact. The Museum's summer hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Museum is closed on Mondays from Labor Day to Memorial Day. See website for special holiday hours.

Operating as usual

Photos from National WWI Museum and Memorial's post
09/23/2021

Photos from National WWI Museum and Memorial's post

We partnered with Château de Versailles for a centennial dinner and Symposium in June of 2019, to recognize the 100th an...
09/23/2021

We partnered with Château de Versailles for a centennial dinner and Symposium in June of 2019, to recognize the 100th anniversary of the signing of The Treaty of Versailles.

Partial proceeds of the dinner went to the restoration of the Queens Grove (pictured below), an enduring symbol of Franco-American friendship. 🇫🇷 We're pleased to see the beautiful results unveiled this week and the fruit of momentous friendships forged between partners invested in education and peace.

We partnered with Château de Versailles for a centennial dinner and Symposium in June of 2019, to recognize the 100th anniversary of the signing of The Treaty of Versailles.

Partial proceeds of the dinner went to the restoration of the Queens Grove (pictured below), an enduring symbol of Franco-American friendship. 🇫🇷 We're pleased to see the beautiful results unveiled this week and the fruit of momentous friendships forged between partners invested in education and peace.

#WarPosterWednesday from the Collection: Canadian recruitment poster for the Irish Canadian Rangers.The 199th Overseas B...
09/22/2021

#WarPosterWednesday from the Collection: Canadian recruitment poster for the Irish Canadian Rangers.

The 199th Overseas Battalion Irish Canadian Rangers was established to encourage recruitment of Irish immigrants in 1915-1916. The unit, also known as the Duchess of Connaught’s Own Irish Rangers (after their patron, the Duchess of Connaught, Vice Regal Consort of Canada), traveled overseas in early 1917. After a grand tour in Ireland, the Irish-Canadians were assigned duty at the front. They never fought overseas as a unit, but instead were integrated into the 23rd Reserve Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

#WarPosterWednesday from the Collection: Canadian recruitment poster for the Irish Canadian Rangers.

The 199th Overseas Battalion Irish Canadian Rangers was established to encourage recruitment of Irish immigrants in 1915-1916. The unit, also known as the Duchess of Connaught’s Own Irish Rangers (after their patron, the Duchess of Connaught, Vice Regal Consort of Canada), traveled overseas in early 1917. After a grand tour in Ireland, the Irish-Canadians were assigned duty at the front. They never fought overseas as a unit, but instead were integrated into the 23rd Reserve Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

For all those joining our celebration TONIGHT in support of the Museum at our annual gala, we can't thank you enough. Li...
09/18/2021

For all those joining our celebration TONIGHT in support of the Museum at our annual gala, we can't thank you enough. Like last year, we're making participating in this year's Night at the Tower as easy as possible no matter where you live.

If you'd like to find ways to participate, check out http://nightatthetower.org or head to #NightAtTheTower's Silent Auction Page: https://e.givesmart.com/events/mRO to bid on items or purchase a raffle ticket.

You can also get in the mood with our Night at the Tower playlist on Spotify: http://ow.ly/sznN30rSTOt

For all those joining our celebration TONIGHT in support of the Museum at our annual gala, we can't thank you enough. Like last year, we're making participating in this year's Night at the Tower as easy as possible no matter where you live.

If you'd like to find ways to participate, check out http://nightatthetower.org or head to #NightAtTheTower's Silent Auction Page: https://e.givesmart.com/events/mRO to bid on items or purchase a raffle ticket.

You can also get in the mood with our Night at the Tower playlist on Spotify: http://ow.ly/sznN30rSTOt

Happy Friday! Hope your weekend is chill and that we see you and your family here to tour the galleries or enjoy the out...
09/17/2021

Happy Friday! Hope your weekend is chill and that we see you and your family here to tour the galleries or enjoy the outdoors while we're experiencing this extraordinary weather. Make your visit plans at theworldwar.org.

Pictured: Photograph of Carl T. Irwin (Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Navy) on the deck of a ship at sea next to a small monkey sitting on a wheel.

Happy Friday! Hope your weekend is chill and that we see you and your family here to tour the galleries or enjoy the outdoors while we're experiencing this extraordinary weather. Make your visit plans at theworldwar.org.

Pictured: Photograph of Carl T. Irwin (Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Navy) on the deck of a ship at sea next to a small monkey sitting on a wheel.

This morning, a new white flag memorial to the victims of the pandemic is being installed on the National Mall in Washin...
09/16/2021

This morning, a new white flag memorial to the victims of the pandemic is being installed on the National Mall in Washington D.C., a place where America gathers to celebrate, but also to reflect and commemorate in times of challenge. This moving tribute is for the 650,000+ families who are missing loved ones today. Each flag will have a name and note from the family transcribed.

Read more about the installation "In America: Remember": http://ow.ly/foHz30rU91R.

This morning, a new white flag memorial to the victims of the pandemic is being installed on the National Mall in Washington D.C., a place where America gathers to celebrate, but also to reflect and commemorate in times of challenge. This moving tribute is for the 650,000+ families who are missing loved ones today. Each flag will have a name and note from the family transcribed.

Read more about the installation "In America: Remember": http://ow.ly/foHz30rU91R.

Mary's Wedding is the must-see theatre event that we have so enjoyed hosting on the lawn of the Museum and Memorial by t...
09/15/2021

Mary's Wedding is the must-see theatre event that we have so enjoyed hosting on the lawn of the Museum and Memorial by the entrance fountain. The stage, scenery, story and stars all combine to create a truly moving experience. ✨

Pack a picnic, bring a bottle of wine, blankets and chairs, and enjoy these remaining few evenings under the stars with this fantastic production by Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Tickets: http://kcrep.org.

Mary's Wedding is the must-see theatre event that we have so enjoyed hosting on the lawn of the Museum and Memorial by the entrance fountain. The stage, scenery, story and stars all combine to create a truly moving experience. ✨

Pack a picnic, bring a bottle of wine, blankets and chairs, and enjoy these remaining few evenings under the stars with this fantastic production by Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Tickets: http://kcrep.org.

#WarPosterWednesday from the Collection: 1917 U.S. Navy recruitment poster by artist Howard Chandler Christy. The female...
09/15/2021

#WarPosterWednesday from the Collection: 1917 U.S. Navy recruitment poster by artist Howard Chandler Christy.

The female model for this poster was Helen O'Neill. At that time of posing for the artist, O'Neill was a civilian employee in the secretary of the Navy's office. When the Navy later started accepting women, she joined as a yeoman and worked as an aide to the assistant secretary in charge of procuring ships. ⚓️

#WarPosterWednesday from the Collection: 1917 U.S. Navy recruitment poster by artist Howard Chandler Christy.

The female model for this poster was Helen O'Neill. At that time of posing for the artist, O'Neill was a civilian employee in the secretary of the Navy's office. When the Navy later started accepting women, she joined as a yeoman and worked as an aide to the assistant secretary in charge of procuring ships. ⚓️

Can you guess what was being filmed here in 1983? The "stone" ruins pictured below from the filming were actually made o...
09/15/2021

Can you guess what was being filmed here in 1983? The "stone" ruins pictured below from the filming were actually made of giant foam blocks stained to match the stonework of the Liberty Memorial Tower.

The ABC Theatre Program was one of the most watched TV movies in history, produced with the goal of showing "ordinary Americans what their lives would be like after a nuclear war." It's been argued that the film changed the world and prompted urgently needed conversations. It is not for the faint-of-heart but can be found on YouTube. 🎥

Hello from the start of our crisp and early-autumn foggy mornings.📸: Bryan Gum
09/14/2021

Hello from the start of our crisp and early-autumn foggy mornings.

📸: Bryan Gum

Hello from the start of our crisp and early-autumn foggy mornings.

📸: Bryan Gum

09/14/2021
The Confidence Men

Two British officers have been taken prisoner and are being held in Turkey. Harry Jones, a lawyer, and Cedric Hill, a magician must use their instinct to bamboozle their iron-fisted captors. With nothing but a handmade Ouija board to keep the prisoners entertained, a Turkish officer approaches the men to ask if they could help him find a buried treasure. In a story that is almost too good to be true, author Margalit Fox explores Jones and Hill’s escape from captivity and their journey to freedom in her new book The Confidence Men. Join us as we discuss her new book and the fascinating story of capture, escape, and freedom. FREE with RSVP | Zoom Conference

09/13/2021

We are back to being CLOSED on Mondays starting today, as we resume off-summer hours. While we'll miss the 7-day buzz in the galleries, we are excited for this quiet day for us to dive into the trenches and focus on upcoming projects.

We'll see you tomorrow!

Today, our flags are at half-staff until sunset (7:32 p.m.) to honor the memory of the 2,977 men, women and children who...
09/11/2021

Today, our flags are at half-staff until sunset (7:32 p.m.) to honor the memory of the 2,977 men, women and children who died during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

Also around the Memorial today, veterans and supporters are uniting in a "9/11 Moving Tribute" to move American flags from sunrise to sunset around the grounds. Learn more about a #RWBTribute at http://bit.ly/3hmVU3F.

For those attending Kansas City Repertory Theatre's play of Mary's Wedding this evening at the Museum and Memorial, there will be a pre-show ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Today, our flags are at half-staff until sunset (7:32 p.m.) to honor the memory of the 2,977 men, women and children who died during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

Also around the Memorial today, veterans and supporters are uniting in a "9/11 Moving Tribute" to move American flags from sunrise to sunset around the grounds. Learn more about a #RWBTribute at http://bit.ly/3hmVU3F.

For those attending Kansas City Repertory Theatre's play of Mary's Wedding this evening at the Museum and Memorial, there will be a pre-show ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Today on #RedFriday, we take pride in our local The Kansas City Chiefs community and in the opportunity to tell you more...
09/10/2021

Today on #RedFriday, we take pride in our local The Kansas City Chiefs community and in the opportunity to tell you more about World War I and football! Football helped prepare a generation called to sudden war but it also served as a much-needed respite for soldiers strong yet weary from warfare.

Learn more about this unbreakable historical bond between sports and WWI at theworldwar.org/learn/wwi/football. 🏈

Today on #RedFriday, we take pride in our local The Kansas City Chiefs community and in the opportunity to tell you more about World War I and football! Football helped prepare a generation called to sudden war but it also served as a much-needed respite for soldiers strong yet weary from warfare.

Learn more about this unbreakable historical bond between sports and WWI at theworldwar.org/learn/wwi/football. 🏈

09/10/2021
9/11 Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

Throughout this weekend on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, you'll see firefighters in their full gear climbing steps as a way to honor and remember the 343 NYFD firefighters who selflessly gave their lives on September 11th.

Today begins some of the first on their journey around the Museum and Memorial, sometimes a deeply personal story on their minds as they walk a rigorous route. If you see them, please respect their journey.

09/09/2021

Tickets for our immersive #WarRemains virtual reality experience has been extended through Dec. 31! Kevin Costner recently visited and had these moving words to share about War Remains. Watch the video below and then reserve your spot: http://ow.ly/M15030rTvj0!

Presented by legendary “Hardcore History” podcaster Dan Carlin, War Remains sends you to the Western Front of WWI. Stunning visual effects, powerfully designed sound and tactile elements transport you into the trench during an active battle scene. It has been sold out nearly every day since its opening in May.

Striking request for more contributions to the 4th Liberty Loan on this American war poster from World War I, recently d...
09/08/2021

Striking request for more contributions to the 4th Liberty Loan on this American war poster from World War I, recently digitized. Printed in Boston.

What message would you want to see treated in this bold red and white layout and printed in bulk?

#WarPosterWednesday

Striking request for more contributions to the 4th Liberty Loan on this American war poster from World War I, recently digitized. Printed in Boston.

What message would you want to see treated in this bold red and white layout and printed in bulk?

#WarPosterWednesday

09/07/2021
WWI Changed Us: WWI to 9/11

Many of the conflicts and issues of our world have their beginnings in the Great War. Colonialism and imperialism left their mark as the Ottoman Empire collapsed following its defeat in 1918. The creation of the Balfour Declaration in 1917 and the dissolution of the Caliphate after the war served as catalysts for state and non-state conflicts. The Sykes-Picot Agreement divided up the Middle East without regard to nationalities, religion, ethnicity, or history. These events planted the seeds for future struggles.

Join Dr. Brian Steed (U.S. Army Command and General Staff College) and explore how the end of violence in one era led to its beginning in another.

SEPT. 7: Many of the conflicts and issues of our world have their beginnings in the Great War. Colonialism and imperiali...
09/06/2021
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SEPT. 7: Many of the conflicts and issues of our world have their beginnings in the Great War. Colonialism and imperialism left their mark as the Ottoman Empire collapsed following its defeat in 1918. The creation of the Balfour Declaration in 1917 and the dissolution of the Caliphate after the war served as catalysts for state and non-state conflicts. The Sykes-Picot Agreement divided up the Middle East without regard to nationalities, religion, ethnicity or history. These events planted the seeds for future struggles.

Join Dr. Brian Steed (U.S. Army Command and General Staff College) and explore how the end of violence in one era led to its beginning in another. This will be a Zoom presentation, FREE with RSVP: ow.ly/l3Fa30rRoBW

Tuesday, Sep 07, 2021

Please join us a for a night of celebration and support of the Museum and Memorial at our annual gala on September 18. L...
09/02/2021

Please join us a for a night of celebration and support of the Museum and Memorial at our annual gala on September 18. Like last year, we're making participation in this year's Night at the Tower as easy as possible no matter where you live.

Here's how:
• Sign up to be a Virtual Party Host: http://ow.ly/Mqz530rSTOL
• View our Silent Auction Page: https://e.givesmart.com/events/mRO/
• Get in the mood with our Night at the Tower playlist on Spotify: http://ow.ly/sznN30rSTOt

Please join us a for a night of celebration and support of the Museum and Memorial at our annual gala on September 18. Like last year, we're making participation in this year's Night at the Tower as easy as possible no matter where you live.

Here's how:
• Sign up to be a Virtual Party Host: http://ow.ly/Mqz530rSTOL
• View our Silent Auction Page: https://e.givesmart.com/events/mRO/
• Get in the mood with our Night at the Tower playlist on Spotify: http://ow.ly/sznN30rSTOt

Predicting the peak of fall color can be difficult but around the Museum, we typically see leaf colors start to turn at ...
09/02/2021

Predicting the peak of fall color can be difficult but around the Museum, we typically see leaf colors start to turn at the end of this month and beginning of October. Even though it is still early, we can't wait to see the Memorial grounds enveloped in gold and red once again.

Our grounds are one of the top 5 area spaces for fall photographs. So book your family photographers now and plan a fall family vacation to the Museum at theworldwar.org. 🍁

Predicting the peak of fall color can be difficult but around the Museum, we typically see leaf colors start to turn at the end of this month and beginning of October. Even though it is still early, we can't wait to see the Memorial grounds enveloped in gold and red once again.

Our grounds are one of the top 5 area spaces for fall photographs. So book your family photographers now and plan a fall family vacation to the Museum at theworldwar.org. 🍁

Hello September. Below is one of René Georges Hermann-Paul woodcut Calendar of the War pieces from the Collection. René ...
09/01/2021

Hello September.

Below is one of René Georges Hermann-Paul woodcut Calendar of the War pieces from the Collection. René carved the woodblocks and supervised the hand coloring. This medium helped accentuate the sparse, almost machine-like style and simplified forms that characterized his work. Many of his illustrations appeared in major publications of the time.

For September 1914, Hermann-Paul visually depicted national feeling in response to the Battle of the Marne, where the German invasion of France was stopped.

Hello September.

Below is one of René Georges Hermann-Paul woodcut Calendar of the War pieces from the Collection. René carved the woodblocks and supervised the hand coloring. This medium helped accentuate the sparse, almost machine-like style and simplified forms that characterized his work. Many of his illustrations appeared in major publications of the time.

For September 1914, Hermann-Paul visually depicted national feeling in response to the Battle of the Marne, where the German invasion of France was stopped.

How does war impact how we understand ourselves and our place in the world? What does it mean to “come home” when the pl...
09/01/2021

How does war impact how we understand ourselves and our place in the world? What does it mean to “come home” when the places and people you called home have changed irrevocably? How does raising such ideas help us better comprehend the period today?

As the Great War “ended,” many questions confronted the global community that remain just as pressing today as they did one hundred years ago. Using historic and contemporary lenses, join us to explore these questions and have a collective conversation on war, identity and the enduring impact of WWI.

Registration is now open for our 2021 Symposium at theworldwar.org/learn/2021-symposium.

How does war impact how we understand ourselves and our place in the world? What does it mean to “come home” when the places and people you called home have changed irrevocably? How does raising such ideas help us better comprehend the period today?

As the Great War “ended,” many questions confronted the global community that remain just as pressing today as they did one hundred years ago. Using historic and contemporary lenses, join us to explore these questions and have a collective conversation on war, identity and the enduring impact of WWI.

Registration is now open for our 2021 Symposium at theworldwar.org/learn/2021-symposium.

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Kansas City, MO
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GENERAL ADMISSION Adults | $18 Seniors (Ages 65+) | $14 Military (Veterans and Active Duty) | $14 Youth (Ages 6-18) | $10 Children (Under 6) | FREE Members | FREE General Admission includes access to the Main Gallery, Exhibit Hall, Memory Hall and Ellis Gallery. There is an additional cost for admission to Wylie Gallery. The Liberty Memorial Tower is currently closed. See complete admission and discount information here: https://www.theworldwar.org/visit/plan-your-visit/hours-admission

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Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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This is a letter written by my great grandfather to his son (Joel L. Fletcher Jr.) just after he enlisted in the Navy for WW I. At the time, he was a senior at LSU (The Ole War Skule).
This is a letter written by my great grandfather, Joel L. Fletcher, to his son, Joel L. Fletcher Jr., just after he enlisted in the Navy for World War I. My grandfather was attending LSU in Baton Rouge, LA. at the time.
The People's Party 's Y'allidarity circle will present the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain two-night series beginning tomorrow!Wednesday August 25th, 2021 7pm CST Watch Party : The Battle of Blair Mountain 100 years later Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/ayz-fkth-qko Thursday August 26, 2021 7pm CST Town Hall : Discussion on Implications Of and Beyond The Battle of Blair Mountain Google Meet Link: : https://meet.google.com/byj-qmcx-efz Action Network: https://actionnetwork.org/events/100th-anniversary-of-the-battle-of-blair-mountain?source=direct_link&
I would like to say thank you to my sons for my belated Father's Day gift. A visit to the World War I Memorial and Museum to have the VR experience of the War Remains.
Lisa Soland's play SERGEANT YORK, starring GREG HELTON, is reopening July 3 at 2 pm central time, ON SERGEANT YORK'S BACK PORCH in Pall Mall, Tennessee. You are not going to want to miss this production on one of the most beloved American Veterans. The play is being presented on the very location where the playwright placed the play—the steps of Alvin York's home. It's free and no reservation needed!
Told this is the best
I went through this museum some 15-20 years ago and finally went again today with my mom, sister and nephews. SO impressed—this is KC’s hidden treasure, i encourage you all, local or otherwise, to check it out if you get the chance.
A nice evening for a Balloon Glow!
A nice evening for the Balloon Glow.