Remembering the Events of WWI, 100 Years Ago

During the centennial of the Great War (1914-19), the National World War I Museum and Memorial will host a series of special exhibitions, programs, and events to commemorate the first global war in history. Highlights of the Museum's offerings are below. See the Museum's Upcoming Events for a full list of programs.

U.S. Centennial Commission Meeting

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Posted: June 01, 2014
U.S. Centennial Commission Meeting & Public Programs. One Century Later is a panel discussion in partnership with the World War One Centennial Commission that examines the impact of World War I on present day society a hundred years after the start of the Great War. Join historians Dr. Mitch Yockelson, Dr. Graydon Tunstall and Dr. Chad Williams for a intriguing conversation moderated by veteran journalist and Network News Correspondent Barbara Pinto.  Read More

Symposium: November 7-8, 2014

1914: Global War and American Neutrality

Posted: May 29, 2014
Examine the origins of, reactions to and early confrontations in the First World War including the political, diplomatic, military, cultural and scientific developments prior to the war that contributed to its outbreak.  Read More

Art of War: Political Humor

Posted: May 01, 2014
“During The Big Brawl: Humorous Imaginings” (“La Grande Bagarre: Fantaisies Humoristiques”) is a collection of political cartoons created by Gustave A. Wendt between 1915 and 1916. The illustrations are done in pencil, watercolor, India ink, gouache and some colored inks.  Read More

Franz Ferdinand Assassination Commemoration

June 28, 2014

Posted: May 01, 2014
Two shots fired outside a delicatessen in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914 forever changed the world. The assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, placed the world on the brink and prompted a series of events resulting in the outbreak of World War I. The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial commemorates the 100th anniversary of the assassination with several public programs and a free public ceremony on Saturday, June 28. The Museum will extend its hours from 10 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Read More

War Fare

From the Homefront to the Frontlines

Posted: April 28, 2014
The National World War I Museum and Memorial addresses an often overlooked aspect of the war: food. In addition to reviewing the effects of food on World War I, the digital exhibition War Fare: From the Homefront to the Frontlines includes photographs, comments and even delicious vintage recipes updated for the modern era.  Read More

Over By Christmas

May 3 - April 12, 2015 in Exhibit Hall

Posted: April 18, 2014
Many thought World War I would be over in days, surely by Christmas. To many, Christmas was a time of peace and goodwill towards others, the Celebration of the Prince of Peace. Each cause was just. God was on their side, but the war was not over by Christmas. This exhibition is included with Museum admission and free for members.  Read More