Wylie Gallery Beam Signing

Donor Spotlight

On Wednesday, May 3, donors and volunteers signed the first steel beam to be placed in the new Wylie Gallery at the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

With 4,000 square feet of space, the Wylie gallery will have the capacity to showcase traveling exhibitions from partnering museums around the world, and to further present the wealth of artifacts currently held in the Museum's collection.

The Wylie Gallery is currently slated to open Spring 2018.

Watch a video of the signing on YouTube:


Modern photograph of an older white man signing a steel I-beam with a sharpie while people around him take pictures


Modern photo of a steel I-beam covered in signatures in silver sharpie


Modern photograph of a group of older white people in business casual attire, along with President and CEO Matt Naylor.


Modern photograph of a museum gallery under construction