Museum and Memorial is Currently Closed

Closed through April 24, 2020, due to COVID‑19/Coronavirus

Museum and Memorial is Currently Closed

Closed through April 24, 2020, due to COVID‑19/Coronavirus

Posted March 14th at 4:00pm

Due to an increase in reported cases of the COVID‑19/Coronavirus in both the Kansas City metropolitan area and across the country, the National WWI Museum and Memorial will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 and remain closed through Friday, April 24. Learn more ›

Pandemic Then and Now

Lessons from the 1918 Influenza

Pandemic Then and Now

Lessons from the 1918 Influenza

Posted March 23rd at 2:30pm

As American soldiers mobilized for war in the spring of 1918, a handful of army physicians began noticing a worrisome influenza moving among their soldiers. Often resulting in a deadly pneumonia, it struck down previously healthy young men, sometimes with surprising rapidity. Read more

Women in World War I

Learn about the participation of women in the war

Women in World War I

Learn about the participation of women in the war

Posted March 16th at 6:00am

Most women were barred from voting or serving in military combat roles at the start of WWI. Many saw the war as an opportunity to not only serve their countries but to gain more rights and independence. Read and learn more about the varying roles of women across the world in WWI. Read more

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