Make Way for Democracy!

New Online Exhibition

Make Way for Democracy!

New Online Exhibition

Posted January 29th at 2:52pm

Created in partnership with the Google Cultural Institute, Make Way for Democracy! portrays the lives of African Americans during the war through a series of rare images, documents and objects.

2016 Battlefield Tour

Space Limited, Reserve Your Spot Today!

2016 Battlefield Tour

Space Limited, Reserve Your Spot Today!

Posted January 29th at 3:13pm

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is inviting you to take the trip of a lifetime! The 2016 Battlefield Tour takes visitors on an epic journey to the incredibly scenic Italian fronts during the war. Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon! 

Rearranging History

New Exhibition

Rearranging History

New Exhibition

Posted December 14th at 3:54pm

What happened to the world's largest painting? Kansas City artist Daniel MacMorris helped the Museum acquire the Panthéon de la Guerre in 1956. He then cut and pasted sections from the huge canvas, rearranged them, painted in new individuals and fit the newly configured composition to the north wall of Memory Hall, where it remains today.

Open Dec. 15, 2015 - March 27, 2016 in Memory Hall, Rearranging History: Daniel MacMorris and the Panthéon de la Guerre explores the vast fragments left behind – the majority having never been seen in public since the Panthéon's last showing in its entirety in 1940.

Nurses in the First World War

Special Exhibition

Nurses in the First World War

Special Exhibition

Posted October 29th at 2:52pm

Nursing played a crucial role during the First World War. Emergency medical practices evolved enormously during the war years (1914–1918) and thousands more medical workers were involved than in previous wars. New and innovative practices included blood transfusions, the use of antiseptics, local anesthetics, and painkillers. 

Open Nov. 3, 2015 - March 6, 2016 in the Research Level Gallery, The Second Battlefield: Nurses in the First World War is comprised of predominantly French WWI artwork aligning with the quasi-myths of wartime nursing as described by author Christine Hallett: the courageous voluntary aid detachment, the romantic nurse and the “nurse-as-heroine.”

Sand to Snow

Special Exhibition

Sand to Snow

Special Exhibition

Posted April 29th at 8:58pm

The year 1915 was pivotal in terms of the world-wide involvement in the war. World War I was the first truly global war starting in Europe, then spreading to Africa, Asia and the Near East. The European powers mobilized their colonies and commonwealths around the world. Soldiers and laborers from Southeast Asia, India, Africa and the Caribbean were sent to Europe and the Near East to fight. Particularly, the British Commonwealth nations of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa made a decisive impact.

Open May 1, 2015 - April 10, 2016 in Exhibit Hall, Sand to Snow: Global War 1915 illustrates the convergence of diverse military, political, economic and social forces of the combatant nations and neutral countries. The faces, actions, voices and objects of the people, often from an individual viewpoint, serve as our guides. Their contributions and sacrifices are the central themes. 

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