Film screening
Friday, Sept. 30 - 7 p.m.

Friday Film Series: Shoulder Arms

Bring out a late-evening picnic and enjoy a good laugh with the 1918 classic silent film "Shoulder Arms", starring comedic legend Charlie Chaplin. Family activities with a Museum educator beforehand.
Lecture
Tuesday, Sept. 13 - 6:30 p.m.

Hellfire Boys: The Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service

The U.S. Army had to start from scratch in outfitting men with protection from gas, devising ways to deploy it in combat and training scientists and engineers to test new weapons. Join Theo Emery, author of "Hellfire Boys", as he charts the development of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and how the American military harnessed the newest weapons of mass destruction.
Drive-Through
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10 - 7:30-10 p.m.

Puppets a Glow-Go

Join the StoneLion Puppet Theatre for the third annual Puppets a Glow-Go! Kansas City Aerial Arts and glow artists light up the night in a drive-through parade of giant illuminated puppets.

Ersatz

By 1915, the great demand for material resources to support the war effort caused supplies that German civilians and soldiers commonly used to dwindle, increasing their costs and value. As deliveries
Sunday, Sept. 25 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Day in the Life: The Western Front

This month, Living Historians will focus on the soldiers and civilians of various nationalities who served or were impacted by the fighting on the Western Front.
Panel and Wreath-Laying
Wednesday, Sept. 21 - 6:30 p.m.

Protecting the Peace: United Nations Peacekeepers in the 21st Century

Join us on International Peace Day for a panel with international military officers who will discuss their experiences as U.N. peacekeepers and questions surrounding the responsibility of protecting civilians and the peace, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony.
At Blu Hwy
Thursday, Sept. 15 - 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 Blu Hwy.
Lecture
Tuesday, Sept. 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Pershing Lecture Series: Austria at War in 1914

A series of military disasters undermined the Austro-Hungarian Empire within four months of the beginning of WWI, leading to a steady descent into dissolution. Dr. Richard Faulkner examines the factors leading to the uneven performance of the Austro-Hungarian Army in the opening months of the Great War.

Coffee and WWI

While there were no coffee shops on every corner in Europe during WWI, American soldiers and sailors could still get that hot cup of coffee.
Online
Tuesday, Aug. 30 - 5 p.m.

Teacher Workshop: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

Teachers, join us for classroom-ready exploration of the African American struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded from the Civil War through World War I. Explore resources from the New-York Historical Society's 'Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow' curriculum and engage in rich conversation with peers across the nation.
Southeast Lawn
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 27-28

Living the Great War Weekend

Join us for our free, annual summer event featuring the Living History Volunteer Corps and other World War I living historians sharing their knowledge and inviting the public to inspect their collections in a camp setting on the Museum and Memorial grounds.
Sunday, Aug. 28 - 9:30 a.m.

Reveille: Brunch and WWI

In partnership with The Modernists, delight in a fun morning with boozy light bites and delicious conversation with food writer Liz Cook as she discusses the emergence of the mid-morning meal, the “Paris of the Plains” café culture of the 1920s, and the development of “hangover cure” foods.
Onsite and Online
Saturday, Aug. 27 - 3:30 p.m.

The Great War and You

The world today is more similar to the world of 100 years ago than many would believe. Historian Marvin-Alonzo Greer connects the dots from WWI to the present, in an all-ages manner.
Onsite and Online
Saturday, Aug. 27 - 10:30 a.m.

Understanding Black Service in WWI

The Black servicemembers of the Great War experienced combat, hard labor and an enduring battle for justice both at home and abroad. Historic interpreter Marvin-Alonzo Greer explores the complexities of the Black soldier’s experience during the War.