A World-Class Collection in the Heart of America

In 1920, the National WWI Museum and Memorial, then known as the Liberty Memorial Museum, began collecting objects and documents from all nations involved in the First World War. Over 100 years later, the Museum and Memorial, along with the Edward Jones Research Center, is home to one of the largest Great War collections in the world – more than 350,000 items.

While it is the official World War I museum of the United States, the Museum and Memorial uses its collection to tell more than just the American story. All belligerent nations involved are represented, not only with stories from the battlefield but from the home front as well.


Collections Spotlight

Want to learn more? Delve into the archives of the National WWI Museum and Memorial with our Collections Spotlights. These articles focus on specific objects from the collection to help tell the story of the war that changed everything.

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