Franz Ferdinand Assassination Commemoration
June 28, 2014
Two shots fired outside a delicatessen in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914 forever changed the world. The assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, placed the world on the brink and prompted a series of events resulting in the outbreak of World War I. The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial commemorates the 100th anniversary of the assassination with several public programs and a free public ceremony on Saturday, June 28. The Museum will extend its hours from 10 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Summary of June 28, 2014 Events:
- Keynote address from former U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina Dr. John Menzies
- Performances from the Kansas City Symphony String Quartet
- Moving recollection of stories from the era performed by award-winning actor John Rensenhouse
Parking & Shuttle Service
Free parking and shuttle services are available on June 28 from the Crown Center parking lot at Grand & 27th Streets from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Due to street closures, guests will need to use either Main Street or Wyandotte Street to access the Museum parking lots.