Ellis Gallery

Mail Call

On envelopes carrying letters to his son, John Ross Myers carefully painted cartoons, scenes of camp life, patriotic symbols, mythological figures and expressive scenes of the American Expeditionary...
Exhibit Hall

Entertaining the Troops

Whether it was card games in the trenches or dancing in Paris, explore the varied ways soldiers devised to defeat boredom and keep morale up both on and off the battlefield.
West Lobby Gallery
Exploring Women's History

Votes & Voices

The passage of the 19th Amendment was deeply influenced by women’s involvement in WWI, on the battle and home fronts.
Main Gallery
View The World War Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It

Main Gallery: The World War, 1914-1919

Included with your General Admission ticket, the Main Gallery of the National WWI Museum and Memorial holds the permanent exhibition, “The World War, 1914-1919.”...
A WWI POW Camp of Propaganda

Fighting with Faith

"Fighting with Faith" explores the WWI alliance between Germany and the Ottoman Empire – how they used art, writing, architecture and special treatment to target prisoners in the Half Moon Camp, and...
Google Cultural Institute

Home Before the Leaves Fall

Home Before the Leaves Fall explores the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the July Crisis and the opening months of the Great War through an examination of images, objects, video and audio...
A Guided Journey through WWI History

Curator's Tour

Explore highlights of the National WWI Museum and Memorial with this narrated, immersive tour of the galleries, guided by our Curator of Education.
Immersive Tour of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

Architectural Tour

Explore the architecture of the National WWI Museum and Memorial with a narrated tour of this National Historic Landmark.
Google Cultural Institute

Introduction to the Museum and Memorial

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America’s only museum dedicated to sharing the stories of the Great War through the eyes of those who lived it. Explore the history and architecture of the...
Google Arts & Culture

Make Way for Democracy!

In an era of federal segregation, the national call as “champions of the rights of mankind” rang hollow. Many African Americans saw the war as an opportunity to redefine their U.S. citizenship and...
Google Arts and Culture


From Animals to Zeppelins, this A-Z Guide helps viewers better understand the “War that Shaped the 20th Century.”...
Google Arts and Culture

The Poster: Visual Persuasion in WWI

In WWI, the poster, previously a successful medium for commercial advertising, was recognized as a means of spreading national propaganda with near unlimited possibilities. Learn more about posters,...