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Memorial Weekend at National WWI Museum
Friday-Monday, May 25-28, 2018
National World War I Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive (in Penn Valley Park)
The Museum will offer free admission (May 25-28) for Veterans/Active Military and half-price admission for the general public.
|* Research Stations featuring Fold3.com, Ancestry.com, the Museum’s online collections database, records from the American Battlefield Monuments Commission records and the National Archives to help individuals find their World War I connection (Friday-Monday, May 25-28)
* Vintage military vehicle display of nearly 20 vehicles from World War II, Korean War and Operation Desert Storm (Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and a Vietnam War-era “Huey” helicopter (Friday-Monday, May 25-28; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
* Wounded Warriors Family Support High Five Tour vehicle display (Friday-Monday, May 25-28; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
* Museum Insider featuring Stephanie Fox Knappe of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art discussing John Singer Sargent’s masterpiece Gassed (Friday, May 25; 5:30 p.m.)
* Hands-on History programs where people of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts (Regular: Saturday, May 26; 11 a.m.; Special Gassed Hands-on History: Saturday, May 26; 1 p.m.)
* In the Know: Memorializing the Fallen with author Scott Schoner (Saturday, May 26; 1 p.m.)
* Charlie Hustle Pop-up sale in conjunction with Celebration at the Station with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Museum and Memorial (Sunday, May 27; 5-7:30 p.m.)
* Pancake breakfast benefitting the National WWI Museum and Memorial (Monday, May 28; 9-11 a.m.)
* Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, Kansas City Mayor Sly James expected for public Memorial Day Ceremony in the Memorial Courtyard featuring keynote address from former astronaut/space shuttle commander Jon McBride (Monday, May 28; 10 a.m.)
* Centenary: A WWI Memorial in Song program featuring operatic baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan (Monday, May 28, Noon)