On Two Fronts: Kansans Fighting the Great War

| First Floor Lobby

In this special three-part exhibit, audiences will encounter the harrowing experiences of Kansans in WWI using first-hand accounts, artifacts, and interactives. The ticketed experience features the traveling exhibit, Life in the Trenches, developed by the Smoky Hill Museum in Salina, KS, with two additional artifact-rich exhibits, How the War Was Told: Propaganda in WWI and Roll of Honor: The WWI Soldiers & Nurses of Lawrence developed by the Watkins Museum in partnership with the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS, and the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO.

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Admission Fee
General Public$10.00
DCHS Member$5.00
Students (K-University)$5.00
Children 13 & above$5.00
Children 12 & UnderFREE

During the Great War, the US government used a set of tests to measure soldiers’ knowledge and ability to follow directions. These tests were highly controversial but inspired forms of testing that are still used in many schools and jobs. Quiz yourself with nine questions pulled from the Army Alpha test to qualify for a $5 member’s rate ticket to On Two Fronts: Kansans Fighting the Great War.