National Centennial Commemoration: April 6, 2017

Museum Hosts "In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace" WWI Ceremony

National Centennial Commemoration: April 6, 2017

Museum Hosts "In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace" WWI Ceremony

Posted February 8th at 9:00am

The national ceremony, In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry in World War I, will be held on April 6, 2017 at the Museum. Invited attendees include the President of the United States; Congressional leadership; Cabinet members; State governors; U.S. military leaders; veteran organizations; representatives from U.S. military legacy units that trace their history back to World War I; descendants of significant American WWI figures; and other organizations, dignitaries, and VIPs.

Posters as Munitions, 1917

Special Exhibition Now Open

Posters as Munitions, 1917

Special Exhibition Now Open

Posted January 12th at 5:00pm

Soon after the outset of World War I, the poster, previously the successful medium of commercial advertising was recognized as a means of spreading national propaganda with unlimited possibilities. Posters as Munitions, 1917 showcases the depth and breadth of the collection through a series of works on exhibition for the first time at the Museum. Exhibition open Feb. 21, 2017 – Feb. 18, 2018.

Operation: Romanov

Wednesday, March 15, 6 p.m. - Tickets now available

Operation: Romanov

Wednesday, March 15, 6 p.m. - Tickets now available

Posted February 21st at 4:44pm

Join the Museum for our latest offering in the Operation series, Operation: Romanov! At the centennial of the Russian Revolution, imbibe in a vodka infused revolutionary look at prohibition in Russia during WWI and the rise of local distilleries. Buy Tickets

Wacht im Osten: German Encounters with the East in World War I

Special Exhibition

Wacht im Osten: German Encounters with the East in World War I

Special Exhibition

Posted October 10th at 9:00am

When the German army advanced into the western territory of the Russian Empire (Poland, Lithuania, Belarus) in the spring and summer of 1915, the German soldier encountered a physical and cultural environment quite different from what he previously experienced. Wacht im Osten [Watch in the East] explores this encounter between the German soldier and the land and people he found himself trying to understand. Exhibition open Oct. 25, 2016 – March 12, 2017 in the Museum's Ellis Gallery.

They Shall Not Pass | 1916

Special Exhibition

They Shall Not Pass | 1916

Special Exhibition

Posted April 29th at 9:00am

Mud and mayhem, death and destruction, staggering unnecessary losses. All aptly describe the two pivotal battles of 1916, the Somme and Verdun. The attack by British and French forces was meant to break the Western Front stalemate. It did not. They Shall Not Pass | 1916, on display May 6, 2016 – March 12, 2017 in Exhibit Hall, sheds light on the personal side of the conflict.

Programs and Lectures on YouTube

Watch Livestreams and Archived Videos

Programs and Lectures on YouTube

Watch Livestreams and Archived Videos

Posted February 9th at 1:00pm

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is pleased to offer live streaming of select special events and lectures taking place in the Museum's J.C. Nichols Auditorium. All live streams and archived videos can be viewed on YouTube. Additional event details can be found on the Upcoming Events calendar.

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