When World War I ended in 1918, the nation celebrated victory. Patriotism was at a peak, and the citizens of Kansas City opened their hearts and wallets to support their country. This exhibit recalls Kansas City at the Great War’s conclusion in 1918-1919. It was a time that transitioned Kansas City from the demands of war to the obligations and opportunities of a newly won peace and inspired the idea of constructing an iconic museum and memorial to remember those who served and sacrificed.
OPENING RECEPTION EVENT: First Friday, November 1st, 11:30-1:00 pm
AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING EVENT: Wednesday, November 13th, 11:30 am
Featuring Dr. James Heiman, author of Remembering the Great War: A Tour of Kansas City’s World War I Monuments and Memorials. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Special thanks to the exhibition curator Jonathan Casey, director of the National WWI Museum and Memorial Archives and Edward Jones Research Center.