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National WWI Museum and Memorial's June happenings

The National WWI Museum and Memorial has a lot in store for the month of June.

KANSAS CITY, MO. – In the years after the American Civil War, Black Americans continued to fight for a country that treated them as second-class citizens. On June 16 at 7 p.m. Dr. Le’Trice Donaldson probes the idea of what it meant to be a soldier who followed the philosophy of progress both on and off the battlefield. This special event, Duty Beyond the Battlefield, is free with registration.


In commemoration of the Juneteenth holiday, admission to the Museum and Memorial’s newest exhibition, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, will be FREE to the public on Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20 (observed holiday). The Wylie Gallery exhibition explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded after the Civil War and leading into WWI.


Day in the Life: Gas Warfare returns to the Grounds of the Museum and Memorial on Sunday, June 19. This month the Living History Volunteer Corps will focus on the impacts of gas upon life for soldiers and civilians.


Taps at the Tower returns to the National WWI Museum and Memorial each evening from June 19-25 for Taps. The public is encouraged to bring a picnic, play games and enjoy the outdoors, and then gather at the Tower to experience Taps being played at sunset at approximately 8:45 p.m. More info to follow.


On Saturday, June 25, Jazz on the Lawn returns to the Museum and Memorial North Lawn. The Mutual Musicians Foundation Trio with featured vocalist, Love Mae C., will perform. Space is limited and attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets soon ($55 to $175 for a four-person box).

June National WWI Museum and Memorial events

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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

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