Our Mission

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum and Memorial fulfills its mission by:

  • Maintaining the Liberty Memorial as a beacon of freedom and a symbol of the courage, patriotism, sacrifice, and honor of all who served in World War I
  • Interpreting the history of World War I to encourage public involvement and informed decision-making
  • Providing exhibitions and educational programs that engage diverse audiences
  • Collecting and preserving historical materials with the highest professional standards


Our Commitment

The First World War involved people from many nations and from diverse walks of life, and the Museum and Memorial bears responsibility for sharing their stories. As such, we are committed to being an organization where equity, inclusion and diversity merge to create a space of belonging. We extend a universal welcome without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation or other characteristics, and we are committed to have a workforce where employees of all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhance our work.

The National WWI Museum and Memorial’s programming, collections and exhibitions mirror this commitment, and we pledge to continually seek and remove barriers to full inclusion of historically underrepresented groups.