100 Years Ago…

Bringing the Memorial Dedication to Life
Black and white photograph of Liberty Memorial hill, crowned by a platform for speakers and flags. The hill is covered in spectators.

100 years ago, on Nov. 1, 1921, more than 100,000 people gathered to see the supreme Allied commanders dedicate the future site of the Liberty Memorial. This was the first time in history these five leaders were together in one place.

See for yourself what the day looked like by touring the grounds of the Museum and Memorial, and scanning the 10 QR codes located on signs scattered across the North Lawn and two at Union Station. Each QR code will show the viewer a photo or video taken from that exact location 100 years ago.

Interested in more?

Take a short quiz and be entered to win one of five Family Plus Memberships (valued at $250) which includes free unlimited admission to the Museum for the entire family and two guests, plus discounts at the Museum Store, Café and insider access to exhibitions and programming.

We invite you to take part and celebrate 100 years on these grounds – and join us as we look forward to the next 100!



Black and white panoramic view of Union Station from the vantage point of Liberty Memorial Hill. The grounds are covered in people.

Panoramic view of the 1921 site dedication ceremony of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, hosted in conjunction with the 3rd National Convention of the American Legion, Image courtesy of the Library of Congress. Click image to enlarge




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Contest Terms and Conditions

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The National WWI Museum and Memorial “100 Years Ago Site Dedication Quiz” Contest begins at Midnight (CT) on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.

The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States and territories, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees and volunteers at the National WWI Museum and Memorial are not eligible to win.

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Five (5) winners will be randomly selected from the 100 Years Ago Site Dedication Quiz entries. The five (5) winners will receive a one-year Family Plus Membership to the National WWI Museum and Memorial valued at $250. The Family Plus Membership includes Standard Membership benefits for two (2) cardholders, plus children and grandchildren, ages 6-17, plus two (2) additional unnamed guests (cardholder must be present). Standard membership benefits include one (1) year unlimited Museum admission, 50% off additional Museum admission tickets for guests, free or reduced admission to select Museum educational programs, 10% discount in the Museum Store and Over There Café, $10 off engraved bricks for placement in the Walk of Honor, plus exclusive members-only offers, discounts and special events. Family Plus Membership also includes two (2) tickets good for select public programs.

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