Upcoming Events

Over By Christmas: August-December 1914
Exhibit: National World War I Museum
Open May 3 - March 29, 2015
Many thought World War I would be over in days, surely by Christmas. To many, Christmas was a time of peace and goodwill towards others, the Celebration of the Prince of Peace. Each cause was just. God was on their side, but the war was not over by Christmas. Included with Museum admission and free for members.

Letters & Artworks From War – Renefer: 1914-18
Open October 28 - February 28, 2015
Writer and artist Raymond Fontanet, known as Renefer (1876-1957), was mobilized to serve in the French military in 1914 and, throughout the war, always carried pencils and a sketchbook in his hands. Included with Museum admission and free for members.

WWI Trench Warfare
Open December 19 - May 2015
This exhibit contains various artifacts that represent what an American soldier would have used and encountered in the trenches during WWI. The items on display are courtesy of Ron Leverenz, a private collector and owner of Doughboy Military Collectibles in Springfield, Mo. The exhibit is located in the Local History Department of The Library Center in Springfield and is free to the public.