Live Programming
Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Hands-on History 2024

History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which guests of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts.
Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend 2024

This Memorial Day weekend, join us as we give special honor and recognition to the individuals who sacrificed their lives while serving their country. Free admission for active-duty and veterans; half-price for the public.
Special Event Station
Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

WW1USA Amateur Radio Station

The Museum and Memorial is teaming up with area amateur radio operators for special event station WW1USA. All short-wave radio operators welcome.
Memorial Day
Friday-Monday, May 24-27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Trees of Remembrance

Commemorate the service and memory of a fallen soldier by adding their name to a poppy blossom, displayed on the branches of the Trees of Remembrance.
Conversation and reception
Wednesday, May 29 | Reception 5:30 p.m. | Program 6:30 p.m.

In Conversation: Dean Cross and Indigenous Art

Join in conversation with the Museum and Memorial’s inaugural Australian indigenous Artist-in-Residence, Worimi artist Dean Cross, in partnership with the Australian Government’s Consulate of Chicago.
Special opening hours
Sunday, June 2 | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Low-Sensory Sunday

Guests with sensory sensitivities are welcome to explore the Main Gallery in a calm, low-stimulating environment 90 minutes before public opening.
Curator Lecture
Sunday, June 2 - 1 p.m.

Service and Citizenship: American Indians and WWI

Thousands of American Indian soldiers served with U.S. forces in WWI to honor and protect the land they had inhabited for millennia – and to gain the citizenship denied to them. Learn more on the 100th anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act.
Sunday, June 2 - 2 p.m.

Kansas City Chorale Concert

The Kansas City Chorale is back! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a free, live performance on the Museum and Memorial's Southeast Lawn.
Curator Talk
Thursday, June 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Member Insider: Sacred Service

Delve in-depth with a curator into the rarely told, true stories of chaplains who armed warriors with inspiration and compassion through WWI at its most hellish. Members exclusive.
Weekly chat
(Beginning in June) Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Collections Spotlight

Beginning in June, join Curatorial Affairs staff each week for an in-depth examination of an artifact and its incredible history from the Museum and Memorial’s collection.
Living History
Sunday, June 9 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Day in the Life: Other Fronts

This month, the Living History Volunteers bring to life the experiences of soldiers who fought beyond the Western Front. Bring your questions and curiosity!
Crafts, Snacks and History
Thursday, June 13 - 5:30 p.m.

Makers Social

Are you a seasoned maker or just curious about handcrafts? Join us for a rousing happy hour of refreshments, history, socializing and crafting. Your own projects welcome!