Democracy, the Race to the South Pole, and a new exhibition for children at the National WWI Museum and Memorial
The National WWI Museum and Memorial brings a full schedule of public programming to February’s event calendar including a program for special exhibition, Bespoke Bodies, scheduled to close in early April. The Gift of Perspective: An Evening with Lindsey Roy on Wednesday, Feb 7 will take place 6:30 p.m. online and onsite. Roy (Exhibition Honorary Chair for "Bespoke Bodies") will speak on adaptation and perseverance from her life experience with limb loss and lung transplants.
On Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m., Dr. Nicholas J. Saunders will present Desert War, Desert Archaeology. Saunders will explore recent archaeological investigations that shed new light on the exploits of T. E. Lawrence, Emir Feisal and Bedouin warriors during the 1916-18 Arab Revolt. This program is free and online.
Lincoln and Wilson both led the U.S. through wars with global impact, but their respective visions for democracy were vastly different – and both left promises unfulfilled. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, Freedom Denied: The Unfinished Business of Democracy will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. and program at 7 p.m. RSVP is required.
On Thursday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m., guests are invited to learn more about Science in the Race to the South Pole. Amid early tremors of war in Europe, British captain Robert F. Scott set off for the South Pole. Historian Edward J. Larson shows how Scott’s expedition ushered in a new era of Antarctic, polar and climate science. This event is free with RSVP and will take place at Linda Hall Library.
At the close of February, a new exhibition, The Little War, opens in Exhibit Hall. Created for children and their grown-ups to understand the Great War from a child’s perspective, The Little War uses imaginative play, original toys and games, photos and other artifacts from the time period that taught a clear lesson: loyalty and commitment will win the war.
February National WWI Museum and Memorial events
To learn more, visit theworldwar.org.