Saturday, Dec. 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Princess Mary’s Christmas Gift

Dr. Peter Doyle explores the inspiring history of Princess Mary’s gift tins to British servicemen during the first Christmas of the War.
Behind the Scenes
Thursday, Dec. 8 - 6 p.m.

Museum Insider: Captured

With over 30 years in stewarding the collection, Doran Cart will share the inspiration and the stories around the newest exhibition "Captured".
Teacher Training
Thursday, Dec. 8 - 1 p.m.

Captured: POWs in WWI

Teachers, learn about the seldom-told experiences of WWI POWs in this partnered workshop with the Pritzker Military Museum and Library featuring Curator of Education and Interpretation, Lora Vogt.
Film screening
Sunday, Dec. 11 - 2 p.m.

Joyeux Noël 2022

Join us for our holiday tradition: a screening of the 2005 French film “Joyeux Noël”, which tells the story of the 1914 Christmas Truce between enemy soldiers.

Knitting the Nation

American women had been knitting socks and sweaters for relief organizations overseas prior to the United States entering WWI, but when these women’s husbands, brothers and sons started enlisting in
Living History
Sunday, Dec. 11 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Day in the Life: The Holiday Spirit

The Living History Volunteer Corps show how soldiers and their families celebrated the winter holidays. Ask questions and view non-accessioned WWI objects up close!
In-Person Gathering
Saturday, Dec. 3 - 10 a.m.

Mrs. Wilson's Knitting Circle: Holiday Reception

Celebrate the end of 2022 with Director of Exhibitions and Registrar Stacie Petersen at the first in-person Mrs. Wilson’s Knitting Circle in two years. Refreshments and beverages served.
Thursday, Dec. 1 - 5:30 p.m.

Modernist Book Talk: “The Chaperone” with author Laura Moriarty

Join The Modernists for refreshments, socializing and a chat with Laura Moriarty, author of “The Chaperone”. This captivating novel centers on Cora Carlisle, the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in the summer of 1922.
Donation Drive
Nov. 23 - Dec. 7

Harvesters Food Donation Drive

Donate nonperishable goods to Harvesters and receive Buy One, Get One admission to the Museum and Memorial.
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 11-13

Veterans Day 2022

Join us in honoring veterans with special activities and free public ceremonies on the grounds. Admission to the Museum and Memorial is free for veterans and active duty military personnel, while general admission for the public is half-price all weekend.
Friday, Nov. 25 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Blood Drive

Give thanks this season by supporting those in need just as soldiers did over 100 years ago in donating blood. Appointments are requested to donate at this blood drive; walk-ins will be accepted.
Reception and lecture
Monday, Nov. 14 - 6 p.m.

Europe’s New Postwar Era

Martin Conway (Kinder Institute and Oxford) considers how past attempts to turn war into peace in 1918, 1945 and 1989 might inform Europe’s response to the 2022 crisis in Ukraine.
At Third Street Social
Thursday, Nov. 17 - 5:30 p.m.

Modernist Happy Hour

Join The Modernists for drinks and general revelry on the third Thursday of the month. This month's happy hour is at Third Street Social.