National World War I Museum adds new new exhibition gallery

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National World War I Museum will soon be under construction to add a new exhibition gallery, and it's all due to the generosity of Kansas City philanthropic leaders.

The fundraiser was called a "Call to Duty" and Kansas City leaders answered that call to help by raising more than $5 million. The money will be used to build a state of the art gallery.

That gallery will include special lighting, advanced display furnishings and basically raise the museum to an internationally competitive level. The money will help with upgrades to the outdoor gathering space for visitors and the landscaping.

The Liberty Memorial is America’s leading museum dedicated to preserving all aspects of the Great War.

“We are grateful to Kansas City’s generous philanthropic community who have taken the lead to respond to the invitation to invest in the expansion of the National World War I Museum and Memorial and its important mission to honor those whose lives were sacrificed in the Great War,” said Dr. Matthew Naylor, President and CEO of the National World War Museum and Memorial.