An Appeal for Peace, Makers Social and more at the National WWI Museum and Memorial

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The National WWI Museum and Memorial celebrates women’s history month by highlighting the relatively unknown story of the Welsh Women’s Peace Appeal. In 1923-1924, over 390,000 Welsh women signed an appeal to the U.S. to join the League of Nations. The petition was an appeal for peace and endeavored to make the Great War the last world war. It was rediscovered in 2014 after decades in storage. The public is invited to celebrate its centennial and the women at the forefront of this global peace movement with a ceremony featuring a performance by the North American Welsh Choir, followed by a panel conversation. The event is free with RSVP, onsite and online.

Calling all crafters and the craft-curious. Makers Social, a brand-new, quarterly event at the Museum and Memorial is a happy hour filled with history, handcrafts and hors d’oeuvres. March’s Markers Social is hosted in conjunction with the exhibition Charmed Soldiers and guests will learn how to make their own rintintin/Nanette dolls. All levels and interests are welcome. The event is free to the public.

Day in the Life: Western Front takes place on Sunday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This month, Living Historians will focus on the soldiers and civilians of various nationalities who served or were impacted by the fighting on the Western Front. Guests will have the opportunity to closely view and ask questions about non-accessioned WWI objects.

Media interested in covering any of the Museum and Memorial’s offerings should contact Karis Erwin at 816.888.8122 or [email protected].

March National WWI Museum and Memorial events

About the National WWI Museum and Memorial

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America’s leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum and Memorial holds the most comprehensive collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and experiences of the war. The Museum and Memorial takes visitors of all ages on an epic journey through a transformative period and shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Designated by Congress as America’s official World War I Museum and Memorial and located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., the National WWI Museum and Memorial inspires thought, dialogue and learning to make the experiences of the Great War era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations. To learn more, visit