The National World War I Museum and Memorial holds the most diverse collection of Great War artifacts in the world and was recently named by TripAdvisor as one of the top 25 museums in the United States (from among the 35,000+ museums in the country). It was the only museum named to the list from Missouri or Kansas.
The museum offers a wide array of constantly changing special exhibitions that make repeat attendance worthwhile. At present, the museum offers Sand to Snow: Global War 1915, A Centenary of Australian War Art and Drawn to War: the Political Cartoons of Louis Raemaekers (see website for description)
The museum offers a host of engaging public programs that often connect the dots between WWI and how the world’s first global conflict continues to affect the world to this day. Examples include the museum’s Operation series. In 2015, these included: Operation: Indulgence (whiskey and chocolate), Operation: War Fare (food), Operation: Ink (tattoos) and Operation: Hard Core (cider – Oct. 22). Additionally, the museum offers plenty of other programs ranging from the family friendly monthly series Day in the Life (featuring living historians) to its In the Know series (tackling “behind the scenes” aspects of the Museum) to bringing in speakers from across the world.
Learn more about the National World War I Museum and Memorial at theworldwar.org.