CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT MUSEUMS

Anniversary Week: Dec. 6-11, 2016

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT MUSEUMS

Anniversary Week: Dec. 6-11, 2016

Posted November 18th at 12:45pm

In December 2006, the newly built National World War I Museum opened to international acclaim. Ten years and more than 2 million visitors later, the Museum celebrates the 10-year anniversary. One of the world’s great museums, this Kansas City-area funded and national icon is saying “Thank you.” Between Tuesday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 11 the Museum offers free admission to the general public and an array of activities.

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.

Truce Tournament

Monday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m.

Truce Tournament

Monday, Dec. 26, 8 a.m.

Posted October 24th at 9:00am

Sporting Kansas City, the National World War I Museum and Memorial and The Soccer Lot invite the Kansas City soccer community to take part in the fourth annual Truce Tournament commemorating the Christmas Truce in World War I. On Monday, December 26th, teams will compete in The Truce 3v3 soccer tournament played on Memorial Hill with the Kansas City skyline providing an unmistakable backdrop.

Not planning to play, but love soccer? Come join KC's largest Boxing Day English Premier League Watch Party inside the Museum. Enjoy all the day's games in a British pub-theme atmosphere with an optional all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink beer/bloody mary bar for just $25.

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.

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