Operation: War Fare

Thursday, April 23

Operation: War Fare

Thursday, April 23

Posted March 27th at 2:07pm

Celebrity chefs from some of Kansas City’s finest restaurants will compete in Operation: War Fare, a World War I-themed cooking competition, on Thursday, April 23 in the J.C. Nichols Auditorium at the National World War I Museum. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar cocktail hour that includes a free World War I-themed amuse-bouche from each of the restaurants with the competition set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are only $10! 

2015 Battlefield Tour

Imperial German Army on the Western Front

2015 Battlefield Tour

Imperial German Army on the Western Front

Posted March 30th at 9:45pm

Following previous successful ventures to the Great War battlefields of the Western Front and Gallipoli, the time arrived to study the German soldier’s experiences on the Western Front for the Museum's 2015 Battlefield Tour. Learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Drawn to War

New Exhibition

Drawn to War

New Exhibition

Posted March 19th at 9:21pm

Political cartoons, newly printed in vivid color during the war era, were widespread and quickly consumed by popular culture across national borders and language barriers. As with today, caricatures allowed artists and audiences to laugh, reflect and inform opinions of current events.

Open from March 24 - Oct. 18, 2015 in the Research Level Gallery Drawn to War  The Political Cartoons of Louis Raemaekers  showcases the work of the artist described as the “supreme cartoonist of the war.”  Raemaekers used his pencils as a weapon to create powerful impressions characterizing and criticizing the nature and legacy of war.

Australian Infantry Uniform and Equipment

Recent Donation

Australian Infantry Uniform and Equipment

Recent Donation

Posted March 5th at 6:31pm

When the Australian Imperial Force was formed soon after the beginning of World War I in August 1914, a mobilization not only of men and women to serve on the war front and the home front had to occur, but also that of uniform, equipment and arms manufacturers. When the first Australian soldiers reached Egypt in late 1914, they were outfitted much like a recent acquisition to the Museum illustrates.

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!

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.

 

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