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Captured

Nearly 9 million people were held as prisoners of war at some point during the four brutal years of ...
Closing Feb. 12: Often overlooked in the history of the war, the Eastern Front had cataclysmic resul...

Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

Open June 2023: "Bespoke Bodies" explores prosthetic design and its critical role in humanizing new ...

Entertaining the Troops

Open Feb. 23, 2023: “War is months of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror” – a saying that...

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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Living History
Saturday, Feb. 11 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Living History volunteers focus on the technology developed before and during WWI on the battlefield, hospital ward and home front. Come ask questions...
Reception and lecture
Tuesday, Feb. 21 - Reception 6 p.m., Lecture 7 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson both fought for American democratic ideals. But the way they each chose to address race had serious consequences an...
Members-only Exhibition Preview
Wednesday, Feb. 22 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Museum Members, see the newest exhibition before it opens to the public! "Entertaining the Troops" gives a peek into the spare hours of soldiers’ live...
Program and reception
Friday, Feb. 24 - Reception 5 p.m., Program 6 p.m.
A year into Russia’s war on Ukraine, join Saint Javelin founder Christian Borys and artist Chris Shaw along with Curator Patricia Cecil in conversatio...
Discounted tickets
March 1-31, 2023
We are pleased to offer a discount for any homeschool student aged 18 and under during the month of March.
Pilates Session
Saturday, March 4 - 8:15 a.m.
Stretch out on the Glass Bridge, sip some cold-pressed juice and learn about WWI POW Joseph Pilates, all in one free session.

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