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The National World War I Museum and Memorial is a not-for-profit institution dedicated to sharing the stories and honoring the history of the First World War. Our marketing department is available to assist you with story ideas, interviews with experts, images or scheduling a visit.

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2017 Press Releases

Which Poster Would You Choose? Public Invited to Vote to Determine WWI Poster to be Featured Alongside Upcoming Exhibition at National World War I Museum and Memorial; Voting Begins Today

National World War I Museum and Memorial Breaks Annual Attendance Record For Third Consecutive Year


2016 Press Releases

Veterans Day Weekend Events to Honor Those Who’ve Served Our Nation at National World War I Museum and Memorial

Special Exhibition Wacht im Osten: German Encounters with the East in World War I Opens Oct. 25 at National World War I Museum and Memorial

National World War I Museum and Memorial to be Featured on Jeopardy!

National World War I Museum and Memorial Named One of Top 25 Museums in the United States by TripAdvisor

U.S. World War One Centennial Commission & National World War I Museum and Memorial Launch Understanding the Great War

National World War I Museum and Memorial Breaks All-Time Monthly Attendance Record in July

National World War I Museum and Memorial Announces Progressive Event Night at the Tower on Sept. 17; Tickets Now Available

More than $12.5 Million Raised to Support National World War I Museum and Memorial’s “Call to Duty” Centennial Capital Campaign

Memorial Day Weekend Events to Honor Nation’s Heroes at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, May 27-30

Renovation of J.C. Nichols Auditorium Among Plans for $2 Million+ from Kansas City Area Funders to the National World War I Museum and Memorial

KC Philanthropic Leaders Heed the “Call to Duty” Raising More than $5 Million to Construct New Exhibition Gallery at the National World War I Museum and Memorial

Special Exhibition They Shall Not Pass | 1916 Opens May 6

The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I 1914-1919 Opens April 5

Special Exhibition Images of the Great War Opens March 29

 

Complimentary Admission for Media

Complimentary admission can be arranged for media professionals. Please email media@theworldwar.org at least two days prior to your visit.

Image REQUESTS

The Museum can provide media organizations with images of the Museum and objects from its collection upon request. Requests should be directed to Mike Vietti at 816.888.8122 or media@theworldwar.org.

Filming Requests

The Museum receives frequent requests from individuals or production companies interested in commercial filming or conducting photos shoots in and around the Museum. In all cases of filming and photo shoots, our goal is to make sure our visitor’s experience is not impacted and that no damage occurs to either the buildings or grounds.

If you are planning a photo shoot outside on the grounds of the Museum and have a simple set up (hand-carried equipment, limited number of individuals), you can utilize the property any time our grounds are open. Donations for this type of photo shoot are appreciated and can be made here.

For commerical/large productions, the Museum must evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis to determine feasibility and if fees will be charged. Contact Mike Vietti at 816.888.8122 or media@theworldwar.org.

Professional photo shoots and filming that takes place indoors within the Museum must be coordinated through Mike Vietti at 816.888.8122 or media@theworldwar.org.