Live Programming
Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Hands-on History 2024

History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which guests of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts.
Weekly chat
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Collections Spotlight

All through summer 2024, join Curatorial Affairs staff each week for an in-depth examination of an artifact and its incredible history from the Museum and Memorial’s collection.
Featured Exhibition Tour
Saturday, July 27 | 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children's Tour: The Little War

Take a special guided tour of The Little War, tailored for young audiences, exploring children’s experiences in WWI. Free with Featured Exhibition admission.
Teacher Development
Monday, July 29-Thursday, Aug. 1 | 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Central Time

Teacher Seminar: American Indian History since 1900

Teachers, join the Gilder Lehrman Institute - featuring Dr. Donald L. Fixico and Museum and Memorial curator Natalie Lovgren - in exploring American Indian history since 1900.
Free Admission for Teachers
Friday, Aug. 2 – Sunday, Aug. 4 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Teacher Appreciation Weekend

Calling all teachers! Our galleries and exhibitions are yours for FREE all weekend long; just present your school badge at the Ticketing Counter.
Special opening hours
Sunday, Aug. 4 | 8:30-10 a.m.

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

Guests with sensory sensitivities are welcome to explore the Museum and Memorial in a calm, low-stimulating environment 90 minutes before public opening.
Lecture
Thursday, Aug. 8 - 6:30 p.m.

Youth in the Fatherless Land

Sharpen your pencils: historian Andrew Donson examines how schoolteachers helped mobilize German teenagers and schoolchildren into extreme political movements.
Living History
Sunday, Aug. 11 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Day in the Life: Fun and Games

Check out non-accessioned WWI objects and ask questions as Living History volunteers bring to life the ways soldiers entertained themselves when not in battle.
Members Exclusive
Monday, Aug. 12 - 6:30 p.m.

Member Insider: "The Little War"

What does a world war look like to a child? Specialist curator Natalie Lovgren goes in-depth into the stories behind the artifacts in "The Little War" exhibition. Exclusive to Museum Members!
Social and panel discussion
Thursday, Aug. 15 | 6-8:30 p.m.

Operation: Reefer Madness – A Blunt History of Cannabis since WWI

The cloudy past of America's forbidden flower continues to elude and allure us. Sample non-infused edibles, then explore the evolution of cannabis use and its prohibition since the WWI era with industry experts and scholars.
Panel discussion
Monday, Aug. 26 - 2 p.m.

Researching Your WWI History

What’s the best way to research any WWI topic using the Museum and Memorial’s extensive resources? Learn how with our research volunteers and Museum educator Haley Sheriff.
Free tour for children
Saturday, Aug. 31 | 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Children's Tour: The Little War

Take a special guided tour of The Little War, tailored for young audiences, exploring children’s experiences in WWI. Free with Featured Exhibition admission.
Friday, Sept. 20 | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

The Museum and Memorial is partnering with the American Red Cross for a donation event. Like soldiers did 100 years ago, you can do your civic and patriotic duty by donating blood to support those in need.
Annual Gala
Saturday, Sept. 28

Night at the Tower 2024

A departure from the traditional sit-down gala experience, Night at the Tower is a night like no other! Help support America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community.