Public Programs

There is something for everyone...

 Visit Upcoming Events for a current schedule of programs and activities.

Family Friendly Activities

Looking for something the whole family will enjoy? From Hands-on History to our programs featuring our Living History volunteer corps, the Museum and Memorial offers a variety of programming appropriate for all ages.


Every year, we address diverse topics associated with the history of World War I particularly on its legacy and continued impact on our lives today. Past speakers have included noted historians and authors Hew Strachan, Margaret MacMillan and Adam Hochschild. View some of our previous lectures on our YouTube channel. Many special programs are also livestreamed.

Musicals, Plays and Concerts

From Kansas City Symphony performances to full-scale theatrical productions, the Museum and Memorial embraces the unique relationship between history and the arts. Stay tuned for these upcoming special events.

Film and Television Screenings

From silent films to recent Hollywood epics, the Museum offers select viewings of WWI-themed films and TV shows throughout the year. Past screenings have included Joyeux Noel, War Horse, PBS miniseries Downton Abbey and Ken Burns documentary Prohibition.

Battlefield Tours

We offered the first tour in 2012 and they have continued to grow in popularity ever since! For the past several years, we have offered spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for a guided tour focusing on different WWI fronts and battlefields across Europe.