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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
Program and reception
Friday, Feb. 24 - Reception 5 p.m., Program 6 p.m.

Saint Javelin: Art, Faith and Mobilization

A year into Russia’s war on Ukraine, join Saint Javelin founder Christian Borys and artist Chris Shaw along with Curator Patricia Cecil in conversation on art, faith and mobilization. Ticketed reception prior to program.
Reception and lecture
Tuesday, Feb. 21 - Reception 6 p.m., Lecture 7 p.m.

The Unfinished Business of Democracy: Lincoln, Wilson and the Issue of Race

Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson both fought for American democratic ideals. But the way they each chose to address race had serious consequences and left unfinished business. Join us for a conversation at 7 p.m., with free reception at 6 p.m.
Living History
Saturday, Feb. 11 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Day in the Life: Technology

Living History volunteers focus on the technology developed before and during WWI on the battlefield, hospital ward and home front. Come ask questions!
Lecture
Sunday, Feb. 5 - 2 p.m.

Lawrence Lecture Series: Lawrence as a Writer

Did T.E. Lawrence achieve his ambition to be a great writer? Scholar Philip Neale navigates the checkered history of Lawrence of Arabia’s famous autobiography and other compositions.
At Restless Spirits
Thursday, Jan. 19 - 5:30 p.m.

Modernist Happy Hour - January 2023

Gather for drinks and general revelry with The Modernists this month at Restless Spirits.
Discount Admission
Saturday, Jan. 21 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Scout Day 2023

Continue the long connection between WWI and Scouting with Scout Day at the Museum and Memorial! Admission is $5 for Scouts and Scout Leaders in uniform. This event is made possible through the generous support of Dr. Doug and Barbara Cusick and Family.
Living History
Saturday, Jan. 21 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Day In the Life: Basic Training

The Living History Volunteers teach you the basic training that will help you win the war – from drill to first aid to cooking with what the army gave you.
Lecture
Tuesday, Jan. 24 - 6:30 p.m.

Unraveling the Myth of Sgt. York

Historian James P. Gregory, Jr. explores the little-known story of the other sixteen doughboys who took part in the WWI battle made famous by Sgt. Alvin York.

The Violin

Plaintive music wafts across a French compound where German prisoners of war are held behind the wire. German soldier August Christian Voigt is the musician, playing on a violin that he had crafted
Ceremony
Saturday, Dec. 17 - 11 a.m.

Wreaths Across America 2022

Wreaths Across America volunteers will lay wreaths on Memorial Courtyard to remember the fallen and to honor those who serve.
At Third Street Social
Thursday, Dec. 15 - 5:30 p.m.

Modernist Happy Hour - December 2022

Gather for drinks and general revelry with The Modernists this month at Third Street Social.
Concert
Saturday, Dec. 17 - 2 p.m.

All is Calm: Wichita Grand Opera

The Wichita Grand Opera performs “All is Calm”, a concert retelling of the 1914 Christmas Truce when parts of the Western Front fell quiet…until there was song.