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.
Onsite and Online
Thursday, Aug. 25 - 7 p.m.

Reverence and Resistance: The Black Church and the Fight for Full Citizenship

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.
Lecture and Social Hour
Wednesday, Aug. 24 - 6 p.m.

Ukrainian Independence

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.
Lecture
Thursday, Aug. 11 - 7 p.m.

Reconstruction and the Origins of Jim Crow

Reconstruction is a critical and misunderstood period in American history. Dr. Kate Masur discusses the efforts – and the opposition – towards creating a multi-racial democracy.
Lecture
Saturday, Aug. 6 - 10:30 a.m.

Mrs. Wilson’s Knitting Circle: Russia’s Sisters of Mercy

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.
At River Bluff Brewing
Thursday, Aug. 18 - 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 River Bluff Brewing.
Free to the Public
Saturday, Aug. 20 - 5 p.m.

Kansas City's Great Balloon Glow

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.
Lecture
Tuesday, July 12 - 6:30 p.m.

The Armenian Genocide: Origins, Factors and Repercussions

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.

Black Soldiers in WWI

Oral history provides rich support to the written records that fill the Museum and Memorial’s collection. In these interviews recorded in 1980, Columbus Morris, Robert Sweeney and Clay Ryan give voice