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.
New Exhibition Preview
Wednesday, May 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Member Preview: Sacred Service

Opening in time for Memorial Day, "Sacred Service" highlights chaplains of all faiths who answered the call of duty. Members, preview the exhibition before it opens to the public!
Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend 2024

This Memorial Day weekend, join us as we give special honor and recognition to the individuals who sacrificed their lives while serving their country. Free admission for active-duty and veterans; half-price for the public.
Donate blood
Friday, May 24 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Save a Life: Blood Drive

Doctors and scientists developed the technology to store blood for future transfusions during WWI. Like soldiers did 100 years ago, you can support those in need by donating blood.
Special Event Station
Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

WW1USA Amateur Radio Station

The Museum and Memorial is teaming up with area amateur radio operators for special event station WW1USA. All short-wave radio operators welcome.
Panel and film screening
Saturday, May 25 | 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

(POSTPONED) In Conversation: The Legacy Jump

On Veterans Day 2020, nine veterans skydived onto the Museum and Memorial grounds. Relive that event with an in-depth conversation between veteran panelists plus documentary film screening.
Concert and fireworks
Sunday, May 26 - 5 p.m.

Celebration at the Station

Music Director Michael Stern leads the Kansas City Symphony performing iconic patriotic works, featuring a grand finale of stunning fireworks accompanied by the symphony.
Memorial Day
Monday, May 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Trees of Remembrance

Commemorate the service and memory of a fallen soldier by adding their name to a poppy blossom, displayed on the branches of the Trees of Remembrance.
Conversation and reception
Wednesday, May 29 | Reception 5:30 p.m. | Program 6:30 p.m.

In Conversation: Dean Cross and Indigenous Art

Join in conversation with the Museum and Memorial’s inaugural Australian indigenous Artist-in-Residence, Worimi artist Dean Cross, in partnership with the Australian Government’s Consulate of Chicago.
Special opening hours
Sunday, June 2 | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Low-Sensory Sunday

Guests with sensory sensitivities are welcome to explore the Museum and Memorial in a calm, low-stimulating environment 90 minutes before public opening.
Curator Lecture
Sunday, June 2 - 1 p.m.

Service and Citizenship: American Indians and WWI

Thousands of American Indian soldiers served with U.S. forces in WWI to honor and protect the land they had inhabited for millennia – and to gain the citizenship denied to them. Learn more on the 100th anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act.
Sunday, June 2 - 2 p.m.

Kansas City Chorale Concert

The Kansas City Chorale is back! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a free, live performance on the Museum and Memorial's Southeast Lawn.
Curator Talk
Thursday, June 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Member Insider: Sacred Service

Delve in-depth with a curator into the rarely told, true stories of chaplains who armed warriors with inspiration and compassion through WWI at its most hellish. Members exclusive.