Taps at the Tower, a free public ceremony, will be held each at sunset each evening June 22-28, and expanded summer hours are among the highlights of June activities from the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.
You’re invited to come and use the Museum grounds each evening, have a picnic, play games and enjoy the outdoors. The Museum will remain open until 8:30 p.m. each day and at sunset, people will gather at the Tower (Liberty Memorial) to experience Taps being played during a brief, moving ceremony.
The National World War I Museum is teaming with area amateur radio operators to host special event station WW1USA from the grounds of the Liberty Memorial for 31 consecutive hours from 10 a.m. June 28 through 5 p.m. June 29. During this time, station operators will contact hundreds of other amateur radio operators across the world. Individuals are welcome to serve as a guest operator of WW1USA at any time during regular Museum hours with all guests receiving a special amateur radio operator certificate. The event marks the first of four dates the station will be in operation in 2014 (Aug. 2-3, Sept. 6-7, Dec. 27-28).
Through Labor Day, the Museum will have expanded hours and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Saturdays. June activities include:
• Wednesday: World War Wednesdays (all tickets $7)
• Tuesdays: Whizbang Tours, 11 a.m., 15-minute talks about an interesting feature of the Museum
• Mondays, Wednesdays, June 6 and 20: Hands-on History, 11 a.m.
• June 13 and 27: Kids SciFri with Tikitum, 11 a.m.
• June 15: 35th Infantry Division Band Father’s Day Concert, 2 p.m. (free)
• June 19: World War 101 Presentation, 6:30 p.m. (free)
• June 22 through June 28: Taps at the Tower, sunset (free)
• June 28 through June 29: WW1 USA Amateur Radio Station (free)
To learn more, visit theworldwar.org.