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Holiday events at the National WWI Museum and Memorial

The Holidays are bustling at the WWI Museum and Memorial.
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KANSAS CITY, MO. – The National WWI Museum and Memorial celebrates the holiday season with special programming all month long. On Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m., Dr. Peter Doyle will explore the inspiring history of Princess Mary’s gift tins to British servicemen during the first Christmas of the War in “Princess Mary’s Christmas Gift.” This December’s “Day in the Life” on Dec. 11 will be all about the holiday spirit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At 2 p.m. on Dec. 11 an annual showing of Joyeux Noël will take place in the Auditorium Lobby. Guests unable to attend can learn all about the subject of the film, the Christmas Truce, in the Museum and Memorial’s online exhibition.

Captured

The Museum and Memorial’s newest exhibition, Captured, will be highlighted by two public programs on Dec. 8. At 1 p.m., Lora Vogt, Curator of Education and Interpretation will host a Zoom lecture, “Captured: POWs in WWI,” in partnership with the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. The POW experience was one of the most common in WWI as nearly nine million people were held as prisoners of war at some point during the conflict. At 6 p.m., “Museum Insider: Captured” will feature the Museum and Memorial’s Doran Cart as he shares the inspiration and the stories from the collection that are in the Captured exhibition about WWI POWs.

Media interested in covering any of the Museum and Memorial’s offerings should contact Karis Erwin at 816-888-8122 or kerwin@theworldwar.org.

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About the National WWI Museum and Memorial

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America’s leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum and Memorial holds the most comprehensive collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and experiences of the war. The Museum and Memorial takes visitors of all ages on an epic journey through a transformative period and shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Designated by Congress as America’s official World War I Museum and Memorial and located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., the National WWI Museum and Memorial inspires thought, dialogue and learning to make the experiences of the Great War era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations. To learn more, visit theworldwar.org.

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