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Ours to Fight For: Kansas City During World War II
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East Gallery, 2nd Floor, Corinthian Hall
March 8 - May 19 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunday Hours: noon-3 p.m.

Exhibit viewing available by tours on the hour, starting at 10 a.m.


This exhibit presents a glimpse of Kansas City during the Second World War. Visitors will see a selection of domestic propaganda posters published by the U.S. Government’s Office of War Information; artifacts pertaining to daily life in Kansas City during war time and some adult and children’s uniforms from Kansas City families. Group tours may be scheduled with Education Curator Rebecca Schroeder. Museum programs centered on the exhibit include First Sunday Family Fun Day April 7, and April 23’s Community Curator Speaker Series presentation.

See a video of Collections and Museum staff installing the exhibit:


For the first time since historic renovations began in 2008, Kansas City Museum is pleased to announce a Corinthian Hall Exhibit Series featuring Collection artifacts. Our Spring 2013 exhibit is titled Ours to Fight For: Kansas City During World War II and focuses on the Kansas City home front. Featured are wartime posters in the Collection including well-known examples by illustrator Norman Rockwell. These stunning graphics were published by the U.S. government’s Office of War Information to secure public support for the war effort through civilian conservation, fund raising and recruitment. The Collection posters were assembled by Eugene Zachman, a Kansas City resident whose father worked in the War Department in Washington D.C. Learn more about the wartime posters in our online exhibit.


The Kansas City Museum exhibit Ours to Fight For: Kansas City During World War II is presented concurrently with the UMKC-KCM-Heartland Men’s Chorus partnership Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945. Click here to learn more.




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