Dec 20 2021

National WWI Museum and Memorial Announces Major Gift From Brad and Libby Bergman Family

The National WWI Museum and Memorial announced a gift of $1 million from Brad and Libby Bergman to create a dedicated open storage and learning space. When coupled with a new staircase from the main level, these improvements will allow the Museum and Memorial to showcase thousands of objects currently in secure storage and provide the opportunity for visitors to see behind the scenes of museum operations. The initiative supports the Museum and Memorial’s multi-year strategic plan and provides critical updates that will allow the Museum and Memorial to continue to grow both its collection and its visitorship.
Nov 8 2021

National WWI Museum and Memorial to Commemorate Veterans Day With Discounts and Events

In commemoration of Veterans Day, the National WWI Museum and Memorial serves as a fitting place to honor those who have served — and continue to serve — our country. To recognize these men and women, admission to the Museum and Memorial is free for veterans and active duty military personnel from Thursday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 14. General admission for the public is half-price.
Aug 24 2021

Special Exhibition “Empires at War: Austria and Russia” Opens Friday, Aug. 27 at National WWI Museum and Memorial

Empires at War: Austria and Russia examines the conflict on the Eastern Front, an aspect of the war often less surveyed but with cataclysmic results for the millions affected. Although the Museum and Memorial has been collecting internationally since 1920, material culture from the Eastern Front of the war has been difficult to acquire. The commemoration of the Centennial of WWI brought opportunities to reengage the international community and enrich the collection, shedding new light on the enduring impact of war on the Eastern Front.
Mar 24 2021

National WWI Museum and Memorial Launches GIF Collection to Bring History to Life

The National WWI Museum and Memorial announced the launch of a new education tool featuring nearly 500 GIFs on giphy.com that highlight the enduring impact of the First World War. These GIFs provide a small glimpse into daily life during the war and show how much — and how little — has changed in the past century. This is the largest cache of Great War GIFs to have been created.
Mar 2 2021

National WWI Museum and Memorial Announces Major Gift From Sunderland Foundation for Gallery and Courtyard Upgrades

The National WWI Museum and Memorial announced a major gift from the Sunderland Foundation to update the Museum’s main gallery, public spaces and courtyard. These updates are part of the Museum and Memorial’s multi-year strategic plan and will provide greater opportunities for immersive experiences as well as increased viewing space for the collection. The generous gift totals nearly $10 million.
Dec 21 2020

National WWI Museum and Memorial Announces Appointment of Five New Board Members

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is pleased to announce the appointment of five new board members who bring a diverse set of experiences and skills to its Board of Directors. These individuals are all deeply dedicated to the organization’s mission of remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community.
Dec 17 2020

Virtual Reality Experience ‘War Remains’ coming May 2021 to National WWI Museum and Memorial

War Remains, the immersive experience from MWM Interactive (MWMi) will debut at its new home, the National WWI Museum and Memorial in May 2021. Presented by “Hardcore History” legendary podcaster Dan Carlin, War Remains is an immersive VR experience that transports viewers to the Western Front of the First World War. Viewers will witness history unfold from a soldier's point-of-view in this thought provoking, visceral experience.
Dec 14 2020

National WWI Museum and Memorial Announces Gift from Lilly Endowment to Explore Enduring Impact of WWI on Religion and Faith

The National WWI Museum and Memorial has received a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its Religion and Cultural Institutions Initiative to establish an endowed curator position on faith and religion, strengthen public programming on religion and war, enhance online exhibitions and resources on religion and increase its collection of religious objects and materials. The grant totals $2.5 million.