High School/College Partnerships

National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

On December 2, 2006, the expanded National World War I Museum opened the window to an extraordinary emotional and intellectual experience. Envisioned by the people of Kansas City, designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, and designated by Congress as the nation's official WWI Museum, the new state of the art complex uses an incredible collection and highly-interactive technology to bring this global history to life, and to foster timely discussions of ethics, values, decision making and conflict resolution.


The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial provides students and teachers a unique opportunity to study "The Great War" in the only United States museum solely dedicated to this global conflict. By making available to educators a number of educationally complete materials and opportunities, the museum is able to share our collection in ways that are challenging and thought provoking.


To schedule a group visit for your class, contact the office of the National World War I Museum Education Program Coordinator, Jim Barkley at (816) 784-1926. Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance for the best selection of dates/times and to ensure that you receive the group admission rate. When making your reservation, please remember to request written confirmation of the date and times of your visit.


Click here to visit the National World War I Museum website.


Click here to apply for financial assistance to visit the National World War I Museum.

Contact Info

711E 51st St, 2 Scofield
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
Phone: (816) 235-1165
Fax: (816)235-1728
hscp@umkc.edu