WWI Centennial Commemoration
In 1917 World War I plunged the United States into the most horrific war we had ever fought overseas. A century later we still talk of the heroism, sacrifice and victories of the “war to end all wars.”
Join the National Museum of the Marine Corps in commemorating the centennial of WWI throughout 2017 and 2018. We will have special events, lectures and demonstrations throughout year that will allow visitors to experience the war that gained the Marines notoriety around the world.
Combat Art Gallery Exhibit
A World at War: The Marine Corps and U.S. Navy in World War I
Opening June 2018
The Museum will open a joint art exhibition depicting the story of the Marines and Sailors who fought and died in "the war to end all wars." The exhibition, in collaboration with the Naval Heritage and History Command, will open in June 2018 and contain 92 works by 42 artists drawn from the collections of the NMMC, the Naval History and Heritage Command and the National Museum of the United States Army.
Museum Events & Exhibits
2nd Wednesday of the month in 2018
See our Calendar of Events for more information on WWI Wednesday events.
NMMC Event - 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood
June 6, 2018 (10-3 PM)
Family Day Program - 100th Anniversary of WWI & Belleau Wood
June 9, 2018 (12-3 PM)
WWI History and Artifacts Videos
On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I. In this video NMMC historian, Patrick Mooney shares why America went to war and how it impacted Marines.
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