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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

Sept. 12, 2017 - National World War I Museum and Memorial Announces Appointment of UMB Financial Corporation’s Ram Shankar to Board

Aug. 22, 2017 - Send a Deserving Teacher on an Adventure! National World War I Museum and Memorial Launches Contest Today to Reward Teachers

Aug. 1, 2017 - National World War I Museum and Memorial Breaks All-Time Monthly Attendance Record

July 10, 2017 - National World War I Museum and Memorial Announces $300,000 Gift from William T. Kemper Foundation

June 7, 2017 - National World War I Museum and Memorial Announces $1.9 Million Gift from Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Memorial Day Weekend Events Honor Nation’s Heroes at the National World War I Museum and Memorial May 26-29

Special Exhibition Revolutions! 1917 Opens April 7 at National World War I Museum and Memorial

Special Exhibition Featuring Striking Modern Images of WWI Battlefields from Acclaimed Photographer Michael St Maur Sheil Opens March 31 at National World War I Museum and Memorial

World War I Era Drawings from French School Children Viewable for First Time in Special Exhibition Opening March 21 at National World War I Museum and Memorial

National World War I Museum and Memorial Announces New Board of Trustees Appointments & 2017 Officer Slate

Special Exhibition Posters as Munitions, 1917 Opens Feb. 21 at National World War I Museum and Memorial

National World War I Museum and Memorial Unveils New Logo & Refreshes Field of 9,000 Poppies

National World War I Museum and Memorial to Host Official United States World War I Centennial Commemoration Event

Participants from Across the World Vote on Poster to be Featured in Upcoming Exhibition at National World War I Museum and Memorial

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


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. The Museum photo policy can be viewed here.