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Consider Yourself a History Buff? Then, You Want to Check Out This World War I-Centered Exhibit

1918 was a tough year, and one that will forever be remembered as a monumental time for countries the world over. Explore this historic date and the effect it had on those involved at Crucible: Life & Death in 1918 on Thursday, December 27th at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City.

Crucible: Life & Death in 1918 shows the unprecedented nature of 1918 by sharing stories of individuals who were caught in the crucible of 1918. For the Doughboys on the Western Front, it was the year when the American land forces forged their fighting force. They fought alongside their main allies: the British Empire, French, Italians, Czechs and the White Russians. The crucible also gave American women great and unforeseen opportunities to serve their country in uniform.

Following the Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918 and the signing of the Treaty of Paris at Versailles in June 1919, the stable world of the aristocrats and monarchs vaporized. The German, Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman Turkish, and Russian empires all collapsed. Bolshevism took over Russia. Japan’s power in Asia and the Pacific grew. China descended into civil war. Arab nations seethed for independence. Under British rule, Jewish settlement expanded in Palestine. The United States’ position in the world drastically changed as well.

Don’t miss this gripping exhibit at the National WWI Museum and Memorial, which houses the world’s largest collections of WWI artifacts in the world. Crucible: Life & Death in 1918 may be accessed with regular price museum admission. For more information, visit

We know you love your home at Edgewater at City Center Apartments in Lenexa, Kansas, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, December 27, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
National WWI Museum and Memorial
2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

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