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.

2018 Living History Volunteer Corps Schedule

  • Jan. 14, All Day:   A Soldier’s Burden (Day in the Life)
  • Feb. 11, All Day:   Trench Warfare (Day in the Life)
  • Mar. 11, All Day:   Gas Warfare (Day in the Life)
  • Apr. 15, All Day:   Medical (Day in the Life)
  • May 26 - 28, All Day:   Memorial Day Weekend
  • June 10, All Day:   Boredom in the Trenches (Day in the Life)
  • July 8, All Day:   Soldiers of the War – The Other Fronts 1918 (Day in the Life)
  • Aug. 25-26, All Day:   Living the Great War weekend - multiple programs
  • Sep. 9, All Day:   Eastern Front 1918 (Day in the Life)
  • Oct. 14, All Day:   Soldiers of the War – The Western Front 1918 (Day in the Life)
  • Nov. 10-11, All Day:   Veterans' Day Ceremonies and Day in the Life Activities
  • Dec. 9, All Day:   Holiday Spirit after the War (Day in the Life)