Fridays at 11 a.m.

Hands-on History 2023

History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which guests of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts.
Starting Wednesday, June 7
Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

Collections Spotlight 2023

Each week, join Collections and Education staff for an in-depth examination of an artifact and its incredible history.
Musical Lecture
Wednesday, June 7 - 6:30 p.m.

"Music Will Win The War"

Join pianist and historian Frederick Hodges for a toe-tapping musical revue of the biggest song hits written by America's top composers during WWI.
Living History
Sunday, June 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Day in the Life: Other Fronts

This month, Living Historians will focus on the experiences of soldiers who fought beyond the Western Front. Bring your questions and your curiosity!
Pilates Session
Saturday, June 17 - 8:45 a.m.

Sip and Stretch - June 2023

Stretch out (like WWI POW Joseph Pilates) and sip some cold-pressed juice, all in one free session.
Sunday, June 18 - 7:30 p.m.

Flag Day Concert 2023

Join us for a live patriotic music concert from the American Legion Band! This musical revue pays tribute to our nation's flag, which was adopted by Congress on June 14, 1777.
Sunday, June 18 - Saturday, June 24 | 8:45 p.m.

Taps at the Tower 2023

The National WWI Museum and Memorial presents the tenth annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset, when people will gather at the Liberty Memorial Tower to experience Taps being played during a brief, moving ceremony.
Monday, June 19 - 6:30 p.m.

The Wounded World: W.E.B. Du Bois & WWI

Learn more about the influential scholar-activist and his complicated relationship to the Great War – a story of hope, disillusionment and transformation.
Panel discussion
Tuesday, June 20 - 6:30 p.m.

World Refugee Day 2023

Approximately 10 million civilians were displaced from their homes during WWI. On World Refugee Day, join us in conversation on the modern-day refugee experience in Kansas City.
Wednesday, June 21 - 7 p.m.

Make Music KC Concert 2023

As part of the international Fête de la Musique, enjoy a free concert prior to Taps at the Tower courtesy of KCMO Parks and Rec.
Teacher Development
Monday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 28 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

NCSS Inquiry and Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Institute

The National Council for the Social Studies brings together educators and doctoral students to pilot chapters from the online methods text currently under development by the Library of Congress and NCSS.
Blood Drive
Monday, July 3 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Save a Life: Blood Drive - July 2023

Looking for a meaningful way to celebrate the nation while honoring the sacrifices of our military? By donating blood, you continue in a proud tradition started in WWI when blood was stored for future transfusion for the first time.
Tuesday, July 4 | 3-10 p.m.

Stars and Stripes Picnic 2023

The Stars and Stripes Picnic at the National WWI Museum and Memorial is Kansas City’s official Independence Day celebration!
Teacher Development
Monday, July 10 - Thursday, July 13 | 12 p.m.-3 p.m.

Teacher Seminar: American Indian History since 1900

Teachers, join the Gilder Lehrman Institute - featuring Dr. Donald L. Fixico and Museum and Memorial curator Patricia Cecil - in exploring American Indian history since 1900.