Press Room

 

The National WWI 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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Recent Press Releases

Sept. 8, 2020 - Special Exhibition “Silk and Steel: French Fashion, Women and WWI” Opens Friday, Sept. 25

Aug. 3, 2020 - National WWI Museum and Memorial Launches Free Resources for Educators & Students

July 27, 2020 - New Exhibition Commemorating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment Opens at National WWI Museum and Memorial

June 24, 2020 - National WWI Museum and Memorial Announces $125,000 Gift from National Endowment for the Humanities for Digitization/Transcription of WWI Letters

May 20, 2020 - National WWI Museum and Memorial Sets Reopen Date

March 14, 2020 - National WWI Museum and Memorial Closes Due to Concerns with COVID-19/Coronavirus

Feb. 3, 2020 - A Celebration Fit for a Kingdom: National WWI Museum and Memorial Openings Early, Offers $10 Admission & Amenities to Celebrate Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Title

Sept. 23, 2019 - Special Exhibition “Etched in Memory” to Open Tuesday, Sept. 24 at National WWI Museum and Memorial

Aug. 22, 2019 - National WWI Museum and Memorial Hosts Powerful Holocaust Remembrance Installation


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

Filming Requests

The Museum and Memorial receives frequent requests from individuals or production companies interested in commercial filming or conducting photos shoots in and around the Museum and Memorial. 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 Memorial 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 and Memorial must evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis to determine feasibility and if fees will be charged. Contact Karis Erwin at 816.888.8122 or media@theworldwar.org.

Professional photo shoots and filming that takes place indoors within the Museum and Memorial must be coordinated through Karis Erwin at 816.888.8122 or media@theworldwar.org. The Museum and Memorial photo policy can be viewed here.