WWI Museum in Kansas City, Missouri

Today I had the privilege of visiting the World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. It was a very enlightening experience and I thought I would share a few photos. I’ll be in the area for another week and I hope to see more of this wonderful and intriguing city.

Kansas City From Victory Torch
This photo was taken from on top of the Memorial Tower. I wasn’t up there long. It was a nice 28 degrees with the wind blowing in at about 30 MPH. It was cooooooold! In the background is downtown Kansas City.

Trench Warfare
One of the neat exhibits was the one describing how America got into the war. There was a video that described the brutal conditions and the catastrophic civilian deaths that resulted from the first World War.

Gateway from the Present Into the Past
This glass bridge marked the entrance into one of the areas of the museum. Each of the 9,000 flowers (poppies) below symbolizes 1,000 combatant deaths.

Exit Sign
And thank you for looking at my photos. Please visit the official museum site for more information.

Unfortunately a new section (added just a year ago) isn’t yet reflected prominently on the website. However, you can check out a photo slide show of the newer section that I found somewhat buried. I also have more photos at my Flickr account.

11 thoughts on “WWI Museum in Kansas City, Missouri”

  1. Hey Vivien,

    I wish it was Vancouver.

    One thing that was interesting to me was the Turkish expulsion of Armenians and they claim that genocide wasn’t committed even though more than a half-million died. WWI and WWII were just the same war with an intermission inbetween.

  2. Ronald,
    Maybe you would be interested in my book, “Letters Home. The True Story of Lt. Harry Frank Hunt, Veterinary Reserve Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, WWI”. He was a veterinarian and served in France. The book contains the letters he wrote to his mother and sister, letters he received from his mother and friends, photos, and maps, diagrams and quotes from Gen. Pershing’s Final Report of the war. Faye Brown

  3. I chuckled when I read this line from you: “WWI and WWII were just the same war with an intermission inbetween.” But then, come to think of it, there is some truth in that.

    Wars are so unnecessary, completely avoidable, utter wastes of time, and, if you really think about it, bordering on childishness.

  4. But then, come to think of it, there is some truth in that. Completely avoidable, utter wastes of time, and, if you really think about it. Really nice museum pictures.

  5. The book contains the letters he wrote to his mother and sister, letters he received from his mother and friends, photos, and maps, diagrams and quotes from Gen. Pershing’s Final Report of the war. There is some truth in that.

  6. he WWI Museum is on par with anything you would visit in Washington DC. Another great one here in KC is the Arabia Steamboat Museum. Thank you for the idea.

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