Under Two Flags at War

Recent Donation

Under Two Flags at War

Recent Donation

Posted December 17th at 5:54pm

While it cannot be completely verified, Christian Celius Nicolaisen is believed to be one of the few, if not the only man, to serve in the German Army followed by the American Army in World War I. The Museum recently acquried several of Nicolaisen's items, including his Imperial German tunic and his U.S. service coat. Learn more about Nicolaisen's fascinating story. 

The Christmas Truce, Winter 1914

New Online Exhibition

The Christmas Truce, Winter 1914

New Online Exhibition

Posted December 2nd at 10:33pm

On Christmas Eve of 1914, along parts of the Western and Eastern fronts in Europe, a spontaneous truce was declared among the weary, entrenched combatants of World War I.

Was this a miracle? Was it a myth? Explore these questions and declare your own truce on social media through The Christmas Truce, Winter 1914, the new online exhibition from the National World War I Museum.

Help Preserve the Legacy of World War I

Share Your Stories and Photos Today

Help Preserve the Legacy of World War I

Share Your Stories and Photos Today

Posted October 22nd at 12:09pm

The National World War I Museum, AncestryK12 and Fold3 are collaborating to help the nation preserve and remember the courage, honor, sacrifice and valiant efforts that led to the end of the world's first global conflict and we need your help! We’re asking you to help create the nation’s largest repository of free information about the heroes from the Great War.
 
Teachers: you can incorporate World War I into your lesson plans in conjunction with Veterans Day for an opportunity to receive a $500 grant and be featured on the Museum’s website!

KC Arts: Remembering the Great War

Area Organizations Offer World War I-Related Programs

KC Arts: Remembering the Great War

Area Organizations Offer World War I-Related Programs

Posted October 8th at 8:00pm

KC Arts: Remembering the Great War is a collaboration between arts-related organizations in the area to remember and commemorate World War I through a series of programs and offerings. View the calendar of upcoming events!

Over By Christmas

New Exhibtion

Over By Christmas

New Exhibtion

Posted April 18th at 10:53am

Many thought World War I would be over in days, surely by Christmas. To many, Christmas was a time of peace and goodwill towards others, the celebration of the Prince of Peace. Each cause was just. God was on their side, but the war was not over by Christmas.

War was romantic. War was colorful flags, spiked helmets and flashing sabers. War was an adventure. Those called to arms would be heroes, defending their homelands and way of life. Over By Christmas: August-December 1914 examines these romantic notions colliding with the harsh realities of war. The exhibit highlights the first five months of the war through specific topics or case studies including: Germany Mobilizes and Germany’s Rush to War, Invasion: Belgium and France and War in the East.

Open from May 3 through March 29, 2015 in Exhibit Hall, Over by Christmas is an inaugural Museum exhibition in observance of the World War I Centennial in conjunction with On the Brink: A Month That Changed the World in Memory Hall. Exhibits are included with Museum admission and free for members.

 

Homepage

Homepage body