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.
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.
Onsite Event
Sunday, May 15 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

WW1USA Amateur Radio Station

Amateur radio operators will host special event station WW1USA, contacting hundreds of other operators across the world.
Panel Discussion
Monday, May 9 - 7 p.m.

Why Keep That: An Expert Panel

Historic artifacts teach us a great deal. Join archivists from around Kansas City as they address the question, “Why Keep That?”
Onsite and Online
Monday, May 2 - 6:30 p.m.

Setting the Stage: Churchill in WWI

Join historian Dr. Andrew Roberts as he explores how the beaches of Gallipoli led to those of Normandy, and how Sir Winston Churchill’s Great War experience paved the way for his leadership in the future.
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.
Documentary screening
Sunday, May 1 - 4 p.m.

The Lafayette Escadrille

Filmed in the skies above France and the United States, The Lafayette Escadrille tells the story of the American volunteers who flew and fought for France in World War I. Q&A session with the director to follow.

Historian Michael S. Neiberg on Ukraine and WWI

Leading WWI historian Michael S. Neiberg, a member of the National WWI Museum and Memorial’s International Academic Advisory Board, reflects on four signposts from the First World War that provide a

Religious Icons in Art and War

Calling upon classical Christian imagery, Saint Javelin became an online phenomenon in March 2022, mostly thanks to social media. Use of Christian saint and Virgin Mary imagery to inspire action and
Free to the Public
Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Day in the Life: Trench Warfare

The Living History Volunteer Corps will be on site to share stories of the Great War era and make history come to life! This month, the Living Historians will focus on trench warfare. Guests will have the opportunity to view and ask questions about non-accessioned WWI objects up close.
Lecture
Thursday, April 21, 2022 6:00 PM

Armenian Genocide: Changing the Meaning of Massacre

In 1915, the Ottoman government set into motion ghastly events against Armenians, described at the time as "a massacre that changes the meaning of massacre." Join David Cotter of the U.S. Army Command General Staff College – three days before Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day – as he explains its lasting legacy. This program is in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library.
Members-Only Event
Thursday, April 14, 2022 5:30 PM

Museum Insider: Empires at War

Members, with your support the Museum and Memorial has the most globally diverse collection in the world. Join Senior Curator Doran Cart as he discusses never-before-seen objects and stories behind the special exhibition Empires at War. The program will end with time to explore the exhibit.
Online Event
Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 10:30 AM

Mrs. Wilson's Knitting Circle - Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage

Come do your bit – knit! Just as in WWI, knitting is a way to share comfort and bring a community of friends together to talk, laugh and create. This month, join Dr. Tammy Proctor as she recounts the extraordinary stories of WWI’s female spies.
World Power and Imperialism, 1904-1914

Road to War

The ten years leading to the outbreak of World War I, 1904—1914, witnessed a series of small and large conflicts between the major European powers over territory in Europe and overseas possessions.
At Restless Spirits
Thursday, April 21 - 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.