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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During and after Reconstruction, African American congregations grew their churches into central spaces of intellectual development, community organization and safety. Dr. Randal Jelks discusses the more than 200-year-old legacy of Black faith, church life and the struggle for freedom in America.
Stand With Ukraine KC and the Ukrainian Club of Kansas City come together in discussion with Dr. Donald Jensen of the United States Institute of Peace to connect the dots between the conflicts of the past and the present. Ticketed social hour to follow with all proceeds benefiting aid efforts in Ukraine.
Dr. Laurie Stoff joins this month’s Mrs. Wilson’s Knitting Circle to unwind how Russia’s ‘sisters of mercy’ experienced and impacted the Great War – breaking gender barriers and forging new paths for themselves.
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 River Bluff Brewing.
Spend a firelit summer evening with us at Kansas City’s second ever Great Balloon Glow! Rows of tethered hot air balloons will fire up their burners to create a magnificent, colorful display you have to see to believe.
The arrest of 250 Armenians in April of 1915 was the start of a massacre. That massacre helped inform the creation of a new word, genocide, in 1944. Join Dr. Bedross DerMatossian as he explores the historical background, differing interpretations, the magnitude and the repercussions of the Armenian Genocide.