In conjunction with the World War I centennial commemoration, the National WWI Museum and Memorial is hosting “Living the Great War” featuring the Living History Volunteer Corps and other World War I living historians.
Living Historians are a group of professional and amateur historians who examine and educate the public on the human dimension of the Great War. By incorporating historical tools, activities and WWI-era impressions, the Living Historians seek to give observers and participants a sense of stepping back in time.
Living the Great War takes place on the Museum and Memorial’s Southeast Lawn on Saturday, August 25 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Sunday, August 26 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.). The public is invited to inspect the Living Historians’ collections and strike up a conversation with WWI-era impressionists. Each display at this event is intended to provide the public with a sense of what daily life was like during the Great War from different perspectives.
Also featured at Living the Great War is a children’s obstacle course and educational programs each day at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. with Living Historians. The Kansas City Dawn Patrol will display several life-size replica WWI-era aircrafts in addition to a special appearance by a 1918 Ford Model TT One Ton Truck.
For more information, visit theworldwar.org.