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National World War I Museum and Memorial


address  2 Memorial Dr.
 Kansas City, MO  64108
phone (816) 888-8100
hours Tue.-Sun.: 10 am-5 pm; Memorial Day-Labor Day: Daily 10 am-5 pm
parking Free parking on south side of complex
general adm Starts at $18 for adults; visit website for most current information
www.theworldwar.org

Upcoming Events

Devastated Lands

Education, History/Science, Installations
World War I left behind an unprecedented path of desolate landscapes. By the end of the war, much of the Western Front resembled anything but rolling country sides. Instead, the destruction yielded topography akin to an uninhabited planet. This exhibition examines the battered lands through a series of jarring photographs and illustrations from the Museum and Memorial’s collection.
museum;history;
Event Info: (816) 888-8122
Price: Included in admission: $18; $14 seniors and active military; $10 youth 6–18; Free for children under 6
Event Website: www.theworldwar.org/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/devastated-lands
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Schedule
 • Tue 7/16/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 7/17/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 7/18/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 7/19/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 7/20/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 7/21/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 7/23/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 7/24/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 7/25/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 7/26/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 7/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 7/28/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 7/30/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 7/31/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/1/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 8/2/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/3/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 8/4/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 8/6/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 8/7/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/8/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 8/9/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/10/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 8/11/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 8/13/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 8/14/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/15/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 8/16/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/17/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 8/18/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 8/20/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 8/21/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/22/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 8/23/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/24/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 8/25/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 8/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 8/28/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/29/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 8/30/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/31/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 9/1/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 9/3/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 9/4/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 9/5/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 9/6/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 9/7/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 9/8/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 9/10/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 9/11/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 9/12/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 9/13/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 9/14/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 9/15/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 9/17/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 9/18/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 9/19/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 9/20/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 9/21/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 9/22/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 9/24/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 9/25/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 9/26/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 9/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 9/28/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 9/29/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/1/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 10/2/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 10/3/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 10/4/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 10/5/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 10/6/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/8/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 10/9/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 10/10/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 10/11/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 10/12/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 10/13/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/15/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 10/16/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 10/17/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 10/18/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 10/19/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 10/20/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/22/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 10/23/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 10/24/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 10/25/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 10/26/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 10/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/29/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 10/30/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 10/31/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 11/1/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 11/2/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 11/3/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 11/5/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 11/6/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 11/7/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 11/8/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 11/9/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 11/10/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 11/12/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 11/13/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 11/14/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 11/15/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 11/16/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 11/17/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 11/19/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 11/20/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 11/21/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 11/22/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 11/23/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 11/24/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 11/26/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 11/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 11/28/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 11/29/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 11/30/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 12/1/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 12/3/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 12/4/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 12/5/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 12/6/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 12/7/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 12/8/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 12/10/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 12/11/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 12/12/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 12/13/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 12/14/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 12/15/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 12/17/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 12/18/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 12/19/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 12/20/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 12/21/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 12/22/19 at 10am-5pm 

Color of Memory: Fabric Art in WWI

Gallery, Textiles, Art Show
"Remember Me." "Souvenir de France." "Mother Dear." "Merci!" These and countless other sentiments are expressed in the fabric art that came from World War I. This exhibition explores manifestations of remembrance through striking and moving works from the Museum and Memorial’s collection.
museum;history;fabric;quilt;cross-stich
Event Info: (816) 888-8100
Price: Included in admission: $18; $14 seniors and active military; $10 youth 6–18; Free for children under 6
Event Website: theworldwar.org/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/color-memory-fabric-art-wwi
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Schedule
 • Tue 7/16/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 7/17/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 7/18/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 7/19/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 7/20/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 7/21/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 7/23/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 7/24/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 7/25/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 7/26/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 7/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 7/28/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 7/30/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 7/31/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/1/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 8/2/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/3/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 8/4/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 8/6/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 8/7/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/8/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 8/9/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/10/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 8/11/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 8/13/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 8/14/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/15/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 8/16/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/17/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 8/18/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 8/20/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 8/21/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/22/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 8/23/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/24/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 8/25/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 8/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 8/28/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/29/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 8/30/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/31/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 9/1/19 at 10am-5pm 

We're Home-Now What?

Museum
From the earliest history of armed conflict soldiers have done their duty and returned to their homes and families. In the aftermath of WWI, millions of servicemen and women came home from a war that was unprecedented in its impact. This special exhibition examines the challenging transition for service personnel from war-time duty to civilian life through archival materials.
museum;history;military;soldier
Event Info: (816) 888-8122
Ages: All ages
Event Website: www.theworldwar.org/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/were-home-now-what
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 • Tue 7/16/19 - Sun 9/8/19 

1919: Peace?

Museum
The World War I Armistice on Nov. 11, 1918 ended fighting on the Western Front, but the war did not end even with the signing of the Treaty of Paris at Versailles on June 28, 1919. The world of aristocrats and monarchs vaporized. Millions died. Russia struggled in civil war. Japan’s power in Asia and the Pacific grew. Germany wilted under harsh reparations. Arab nations seethed for independence. The U.S. assumed an uneasy mantle of world leader. This special exhibition examines how the war transformed the world, but left a legacy of unresolved issues and conflict.
museum;history;
Event Info: (816) 888-8100
Ages: All ages
Price: Included in admission: $18; $14 seniors and active military; $10 youth 6–18; Free for children under 6
Event Website: www.theworldwar.org/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/1919-peace
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Schedule
 • Tue 7/16/19 - Fri 7/19/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 7/20/19 at 9am-5pm 
 • Sun 7/21/19 - Fri 7/26/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 7/27/19 at 9am-5pm 
 • Sun 7/28/19 - Fri 8/2/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/3/19 at 9am-5pm 
 • Sun 8/4/19 - Fri 8/9/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/10/19 at 9am-5pm 
 • Sun 8/11/19 - Fri 8/16/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/17/19 at 9am-5pm 
 • Sun 8/18/19 - Fri 8/23/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/24/19 at 9am-5pm 
 • Sun 8/25/19 - Fri 8/30/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 8/31/19 at 9am-5pm 
 • Sun 9/1/19 - Sun 9/8/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 9/10/19 - Sun 9/15/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 9/17/19 - Sun 9/22/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 9/24/19 - Sun 9/29/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/1/19 - Sun 10/6/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/8/19 - Sun 10/13/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/15/19 - Sun 10/20/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/22/19 - Sun 10/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/29/19 - Sun 11/3/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 11/5/19 - Sun 11/10/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 11/12/19 - Sun 11/17/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 11/19/19 - Sun 11/24/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 11/26/19 - Wed 11/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 11/29/19 - Sun 12/1/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 12/3/19 - Sun 12/8/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 12/10/19 - Sun 12/15/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 12/17/19 - Sun 12/22/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 12/24/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 12/26/19 - Sun 12/29/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 12/31/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 1/2/20 - Sun 1/5/20 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 1/7/20 - Sun 1/12/20 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 1/14/20 - Sun 1/19/20 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 1/21/20 - Sun 1/26/20 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 1/28/20 - Sun 2/2/20 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 2/4/20 - Sun 2/9/20 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 2/11/20 - Sun 2/16/20 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 2/18/20 - Sun 2/23/20 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 2/25/20 - Sun 3/1/20 at 10am-5pm 

Complimentary Tours

Talks/Lectures, Tour, History/Science
Explore the Main Gallery with one of our knowledgeable Museum Guides on a tour, every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis. Sign-up at the Museum ticketing window.
Tour;World War 1
Ages: All Ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://www.theworldwar.org/
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Schedule
 • Thu 7/18/19 at 1:30pm 
 • Thu 7/25/19 at 1:30pm 

Hands-on History

Education
History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts, every Saturday at 11 a.m.
WW1;Hands on History;Family Events
Event Info: (816) 888-8100
Ages: Kids of all ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://www.theworldwar.org/
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Schedule
 • Sat 7/20/19 at 11am 
 • Sat 7/27/19 at 11am 

Sip & Stretch: Pilates at the Museum

Class/Workshop
Modern American life was shaped by WWI, including Pilates! The German founder of Pilates used his wartime internment to create and refine his now-popular exercise method. Stretch out with Thrive Pilates & Movement Studio and enjoy a non-impact Pilates program that will help develop core strength and flexibility for any level of fitness. Bring your own mat and get ready to sweat! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with light beverages and snacks.
Sip & Stretch;Pilates at the Museum;Thrive Pilates & Movement Studio;National WWI Museum
Event Info: (816) 888-8100
Ages: All Ages
Price: $5
Event Website: https://www.theworldwar.org/
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 • Tue 7/16/19 at 6:30pm 

Wonder Woman Screening

Film
Grab your Lasso of Truth and join us as we present the superhero smash hit Wonder Woman on our big screen! Lauded as one of 2017’s must-see movies, this blockbuster tells an epic origin story for Wonder Woman and her mythic rise to power in WWI. Before our screening begins, hear about the real-life wonder women who served in WWI at 6:30 p.m. Cash bar/small plates begin at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Capitol Federal Foundation
Wonder Woman;National World War Museum & Memorial
Event Info: (816) 888-8100
Ages: All Ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: https://my.theworldwar.org/4255
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 • Thu 7/18/19 at 7pm 

Save a Life: Centennial Blood Drive Donation

Benefit/Fundraiser
For the first time in World War I, blood was stored for future transfusions. In recognition of this life-saving achievement, the Museum and Memorial is partnering with the Community Blood Center for a centennial donation event. Join us to support those in need, just as soldiers did 100 years ago. To find out more details about eligibility, the donation process or to make an appointment, please visit savealifenow.org. All those who sign up to donate receive a Royals t-shirt or two tickets to a Royals game or $5 off a purchase at MLB.com. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Save a Life;Centennial Blood Drive Donation;National WWI Museum and Memorial
Event Info: (816) 888-8100
Event Website: https://my.theworldwar.org/4256
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 • Fri 7/19/19 at 10am-3pm 

The Great Car Show

Auto Show
Join the Kansas City Automotive Museum and the National WWI Museum and Memorial for a day of music, educational displays, food trucks, demonstrations, ride-alongs and… cars! Featuring hundreds of vehicles of all makes, models and years, this public car show is presented by Aristocrat Motors and benefits both museums. The event is rain or shine.
The Great Car show;Kansas City Automotive Museum;The National WWI Museum and Memorial;
Event Info: (816) 888-8100
Ages: All Ages
Price: Tickets start at just $5 for adults and $2 for youth
Event Website: https://www.thegreatcarshow.com/
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 • Sun 7/21/19 at 9am-3pm 

Modernist Happy Hour

Social Event
Join The Modernists for drinks and general revelry on the final Thursday of the month. Open to members and non-members alike, we promise good company and conversation with even better libations. Learn more about upcoming events, membership and ways to support our local national treasure.
Modernist Happy Hour;National WWI Museum & Memorial;The Modernists
Event Website: https://my.theworldwar.org/2406
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 • Thu 7/25/19 at 5:30pm 

We Return Fighting: Red Summer Remembered

Talks/Lectures
Many African American soldiers returned from WWI with a newfound sense of pride and determination for equality, but home was still plagued by racial violence, heightened during the “Red Summer” of 1919. Join Dr. Saje Mathieu, author of the upcoming The Glory of Their Deeds: A Global History of Black Soldiers and the Great War Era, and Cameron McWhirter, author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America, as they critically examine the racial, cultural and political legacies of the Red Summer. Presented in partnership with the National Archives at Kansas City and the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group.
Returning Soldiers;Du Vois;Red Summer;Dr. Saje Mathieu;Cameron McWhirter;National WWI Museum
Event Info: (816) 888-8100
Price: Free with RSVP
Event Website: https://my.theworldwar.org/4257
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Schedule
 • Tue 7/30/19 at 6:30pm