Free to the Public
May 19-30, 2022

AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall

This May, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute’s Vietnam Wall returns to the Southeast Lawn of the Museum and Memorial. An 80 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., the wall contains every name etched on the original memorial.
At Restless Spirits
Thursday, May 19 - 5:30 p.m.

Modernist Happy Hour

Join the Modernists for cocktails and make connections with other Museum supporters on the third Thursday of the month. Learn more about upcoming events, membership and ways to support our local national treasure. This month's Happy Hour is at Restless Spirits.
Onsite and Online
Saturday, May 21 - 10:30 a.m.

WWI Changed Us: Craftivism

Join onsite or online as fiber artist Shannon Downey examines the evolution of craft as a tool of activism and some examples of WWI craftivism.
Members-Only Preview
Thursday, May 26 - 10 a.m-6 p.m.

Member Preview: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

Reserve your tickets for this exclusive extended-hours preview of the newest exhibition at the National WWI Museum and Memorial, 'Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.'
Onsite and Online
Thursday, May 26 - 6:30 p.m.

Anzac Journeys: Honoring the Dead, Acknowledging the Living

107 years after Gallipoli, how does the story of the ANZACs still shape Australian memory? Join us for the U.S. premiere of a stunning new film and a discussion to follow with Visiting Fulbright Scholar Professor Bruce Scates.
Events & Ceremonies
Friday-Monday, May 27-30

Memorial Day Weekend

Honor and recognize the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their country during Memorial Day weekend. Join us for events and ceremonies, with admission to the Museum free for veterans and active-duty and half-price for the general public.
Free to the Public
Sunday, May 29 - 7 p.m.

Bank of America Celebration at the Station

Kick off your summer with the largest free Memorial Day weekend event in the Midwest, featuring the Kansas City Symphony and a fireworks display over the Liberty Memorial Tower.
Ceremony
Monday, May 30 - 2 p.m.

Walk of Honor Ceremony

New Walk of Honor granite bricks will be dedicated during a special annual ceremony honoring WWI service, veterans of any service, and civilian friends, family or organizations.
Friday, June 3 - 9:30-11:30 a.m.

National Doughnut Day

Did you know doughnuts were made by The Salvation Army in World War I to help boost morale? “Dough-not” miss your chance to purchase Fairway Creamery doughnuts from at 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Museum and Memorial’s Main Entrance (while supplies last).
Crafts and Lecture
Saturday, June 4 - 10:30 a.m.

Mrs. Wilson’s Knitting Circle: Sharing the Point

There are patterns and common ground between the language of needlepoint and needleguns. Get to the point with Lt. Col. Nikki Dean as she lays out, using cross-stitch, what military doctrine is, why everyone should care and its impact from WWI to today.
Documentary screening
Monday, June 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Invisible Warriors: African American “Rosie the Riveters” of WWII

On the 78th Anniversary of D-Day, screen "Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II", a critically acclaimed documentary about the experiences of 600,000 “Rosie the Riveters” who worked in factories and government offices for the first time. Q&A with the director to follow.
Live Concert
Sunday, June 12 - 2 p.m.

Flag Day Concert

Join us for a live, patriotic music concert from the American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City Wind Ensemble! This musical revue pays tribute to our nation's flag, which was adopted by Congress on June 14, 1777.
At Restless Spirits
Thursday, June 16 - 5:30 p.m.

Modernist Happy Hour

Join the Modernists for cocktails and make connections with other Museum supporters on the third Thursday of the month. Learn more about upcoming events, membership and ways to support our local national treasure. This month's Happy Hour is at Restless Spirits.
Lecture
Thursday, June 16 - 7 p.m.

Duty Beyond the Battlefield

While serving in America’s wars, Black Americans forged a new identity as freedom fighters, challenging white notions and demanding full citizenship and recognition. Dr. Le’Trice Donaldson probes the idea of what it meant to be a soldier who followed the philosophy of progress both on and off the battlefield.
Living History
Sunday, June 19 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Day in the Life: Gas Warfare

This month the Living History Volunteer Corps will focus on the impacts of gas upon life for soldiers and civilians. Learn about the ways people dealt with this new technology, and the iinfluence it has on our remembrance of World War I.