Free to the Public
Sunday-Saturday, June 19-25 - 8:45 p.m.

Taps at the Tower 2022

The National WWI Museum and Memorial presents the ninth annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (8:45 p.m.) from Sunday, June 19 – Saturday, June 25, 2022.
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.
Documentary screening
RESCHEDULED: Thursday, July 14 - 6:30 p.m.

Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II

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.
Concert and Picnic
Saturday, June 25 - 5-8 p.m.

Jazz on the Lawn

Experience the hottest Jazz Age lawn party in town as we raise our glasses again on the historic lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial and tap our toes against the backdrop of the spectacular Kansas City skyline!
Living History
RESCHEDULED: Sunday, June 26 - 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 influence it has on our remembrance of World War I.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
Onsite and Online
Thursday, May 12 - 6:30 p.m.

Lives and Legacy of Liberty: African American Service in WWI

The Liberty African American Legacy Memorial honors more than 750 African Americans buried in the segregated sections of cemeteries in Clay County, including several WWI veterans. Learn about the sacrifice of Black Missourians in WWI with a group of distinguished speakers.
Sunday, May 1 - 2 p.m.

Proud and True: Understand the Great War through Song

"Proud and True" is a concert of song and visual imagery, seeking to bring a modern understanding of the far-reaching effects of the First World War on artists, soldiers and the men and women who were coming of age in a time of great turmoil.
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.