Living History

Volunteer Corps

Living, learning and sharing history

The Living History Volunteer Corps at the National World War I Museum and Memorial is a group of professional and amateur historians that examine and educate the public on the human dimension of the Great War thorough research, militaria collecting and living history.
Living history incorporates historical tools, activities and dress into an interactive presentation that seeks to give observers and participants a sense of stepping back in time.
At the Museum, Living History Volunteer Corps members engage the public through a variety of programs and initiatives at the Museum, including monthly “Day in the Life” demonstrations on Sundays surrounding crucial World War I topics and an annual encampment/demonstration event on the exterior grounds of the Museum. 
Interested in becoming a Living History Volunteer Corps member? Contact us at for more details.

2017 Living History Volunteer Corps Schedule

  • Jan. 8, All Day:   Soldier’s Burden (Day in the Life)
  • Feb. 12, All Day:   Gas Warfare (Day in the Life)
  • Mar. 12, All Day:   Soldiers of the War – The Eastern Front 1917 (Day in the Life)
  • Apr. 9, All Day:   Medical (Day in the Life)
  • May 27 - 29, All Day:   Memorial Day Weekend
  • June 11, All Day:   Boredom in the Trenches (Day in the Life)
  • July 9, All Day:   Soldiers on Global Fronts 1917 (Day in the Life)
  • Aug. 26-27, All Day:   Living the Great War
  • Sep. 10, All Day:   Trench Warfare (Day in the Life)
  • Oct. 8, All Day:   Soldiers of the War – The Western Front 1917 (Day in the Life)
  • Nov. 11, 9 - 2 p.m.:   Veterans' Day Ceremonies
  • Dec. 11, All Day:   Christmas During the War (Day in the Life)