Special Ceremony, Irving Berlin Lecture at National WWI Museum

Saturday, March 5, 1 p.m.
Free movie: “Oh What a Lovely War”
After the successful run of the live theater production of “Oh What a Lovely War,” see a free showing of the 1969 movie.  The film, which was Richard Attenborough’s feature film directorial debut, will be shown in the Museum’s J.C. Nichols Auditorium.

Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.
Free Lecture: “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” by Michael Lasser
Thanks to a misprint on his first song, 19-year-old Irving Baline became Irving Berlin. Four years later, he was a professional songwriter sufficiently established for the Friars Club to sponsor a testimonial in his honor. As his contribution to the celebration, he wrote what would become the song “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.” Peabody Award-winning lecturer Michael Lasser presents the life of “America’s Unlikeliest Genius” as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the famous song. This event will take place in the Museum’s J.C. Nichols Auditorium and is co-sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library.

Coming Soon

Special Ceremony: The Passing of a Generation
With the passing of Frank Buckles, the last known American veteran of the Great War, the Museum will honor this generation of Americans with a special ceremony in March. Details and updates will be posted at www.theworldwar.org.

Walk of Honor Deadline: March 15
Order your Walk of Honor brick by March 15 to include it in this year’s Memorial Day dedication ceremony.  The granite bricks are available in three sizes and are installed at the entrance of the Museum. They can be inscribed with your name, the names of loved ones, or even with a personal message.

Your gift helps further the Museum’s mission and is partially tax deductible. Bricks ordered after the March 15 deadline will be dedicated at the Veterans Day ceremony in November. Order a Walk of Honor brick online today or call 816-784-1378 with questions.

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