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Captured

Open Oct. 28: Nearly 9 million people were held as prisoners of war at some point during the four br...
Often overlooked in the history of the war, the Eastern Front had cataclysmic results for the millio...

Main Gallery: The World War, 1914-1919

Included with your General Admission ticket, the Main Gallery of the National WWI Museum and Memoria...
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Upcoming Events

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Donation Drive
Nov. 23 - Dec. 7
Donate nonperishable goods to Harvesters and receive Buy One, Get One admission to the Museum and Memorial.
Thursday, Dec. 1 - 5:30 p.m.
Join The Modernists for refreshments, socializing and a chat with Laura Moriarty, author of “The Chaperone”. This captivating novel centers on Cora Ca...
In-Person Gathering
Saturday, Dec. 3 - 10 a.m.
Celebrate the end of 2022 with Director of Exhibitions and Registrar Stacie Petersen at the first in-person Mrs. Wilson’s Knitting Circle in two years...
Teacher Training
Thursday, Dec. 8 - 1 p.m.
Teachers, learn about the seldom-told experiences of WWI POWs in this partnered workshop with the Pritzker Military Museum and Library featuring Curat...
Behind the Scenes
Thursday, Dec. 8 - 6 p.m.
With over 30 years in stewarding the collection, Doran Cart will share the inspiration and the stories around the newest exhibition "Captured".
Lecture
Saturday, Dec. 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Peter Doyle explores the inspiring history of Princess Mary’s gift tins to British servicemen during the first Christmas of the War.

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