KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Museum and Memorial will commemorate Veterans Day with special activities, a free public ceremony and free general admission for veterans and active duty military on Friday, Nov. 11 – Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. In addition, general admission is half price for the public. A schedule of events is available online at theworldwar.org/veteransday.
Also in November are opportunities for WWI education: The Pershing Lecture Series event, Knocking Russia Out of the War takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Scott Stephenson will discuss the WWI Battle of Riga and landings on the Baltic islands, as the German army and navy forces sought the last push that would bring peace to the Eastern Front. On Monday, Nov. 14, Europe’s New Postwar Era will take place. A public reception at 5 p.m. will be followed by a lecture beginning at 6 p.m. Martin Conway, the Kinder Institute and Oxford (Balliol College) Professor of Contemporary European History, will consider how past attempts to turn war into peace might inform how Europe’s leaders and cooperative structures navigate the fall-out from the 2022 crisis in Ukraine.
Other November National WWI Museum and Memorial events
- Tuesday, Nov. 8 - 6:30 p.m.: Pershing Lecture Series: Knocking Russia Out of The War
- Friday-Sunday, Nov. 11-13: Veterans Day 2022
- Monday, Nov. 14 - 6 p.m.: Europe’s New Postwar Era
- Thursday, Nov. 17 - 5:30 p.m.: Modernist Happy Hour
- Nov. 23 - Dec. 7: Harvesters Food Donation Drive
- Friday, Nov. 25 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Blood Drive
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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