KANSAS CITY, MO. – October is Homeschool Month at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. A discounted rate of $6 for all homeschool students aged 18 and under provides ticketed access to all gallery areas of the Museum and Memorial along with a free Family Guide booklet.
The National WWI Museum and Memorial welcomed Chris Shaw’s Saint Javelin. It was installed on Monday, Oct. 3 and will be on view for the public in the Main Gallery. This popular and moving contemporary painting became an online phenomenon in March 2022 as a symbol for the Ukrainian resistance movement. Mass production and public consumption of images of Christian saints in the environment of war began in WWI, and this unique temporary exhibition will display Saint Javelin in the context of historical prints from the National WWI Museum and Memorial’s collection. The painting by Chris Shaw, and on loan from Christian Borys, will be exhibited at the Museum and Memorial from October through February 2023. Learn more about Saint Javelin and religious icons in WWI.
The newest exhibition at the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Captured, delves into the stories of life behind the wire. During the four brutal years of the Great War, nearly 9 million people were held as prisoners of war at some point during the conflict – by both sides. Seldom told, their experiences are some of the most common. Captured opens on Friday, Oct. 28 in the Museum and Memorial’s Wylie Gallery; A special Member Preview Day will be on Thursday, Oct. 27. A Media Preview Day will be on Wed., Oct. 26. RSVP is required.
October Events and Programming at the National WWI Museum and Memorial
- Oct. 1-Oct. 31: Homeschool Month 2022
- Monday, Oct. 10 - 7 p.m.: WWI Changed Us: Puerto Rico (Español)
- Tuesday, Oct. 11 - 5:30 p.m.: Modernist Cemetery Tour 2022
- Thursday, Oct. 20 - 5:30 p.m.: Modernist Happy Hour
- Sunday, Oct. 23 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Day in The Life: The Eastern Front
- Monday, Oct. 24 - 6 p.m.: Asia in Flanders Fields
- Thursday, Oct. 27 - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Member Preview: Captured
- Friday-Saturday, November 4-5: Shifting Tides: Citizenship in a World of Conflict
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.