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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...

Upcoming Events

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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".
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.
Living History
Sunday, Dec. 11 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Living History Volunteer Corps show how soldiers and their families celebrated the winter holidays. Ask questions and view non-accessioned WWI obj...
Film screening
Sunday, Dec. 11 - 2 p.m.
Join us for our holiday tradition: a screening of the 2005 French film “Joyeux Noël”, which tells the story of the 1914 Christmas Truce between enemy ...
At Third Street Social
Thursday, Dec. 15 - 5:30 p.m.
Gather for drinks and general revelry with The Modernists this month at Third Street Social.

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