The third annual Night at the Tower benefit event, the debut of The World Remembers exhibition poignantly detailing the deaths of soldiers across the world in 1917 and a presentation on how the Great War affected baseball are among the September offerings from the National World War I Museum and Memorial.
• Night at the Tower will be Sept. 16. There will be eclectic food and beverages, an auction featuring unique and rare items, and the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. Jeanette and Kevin Prenger are serving as Event Chairmen with the Hall Family as Honorary Chairmen. Tickets, which start at $150 and included unlimited food and beverage, are available at NightAtTheTower.org.
• Also on Sept. 16 at 1 p.m., members of the American Medical Women’s Association present a discussion focusing on the daring women in the medical profession during World War I. The free program also spotlights and honors women physicians in service today.
• Jim Leeke, author of the newly released “From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball during the Great War,” discusses how World War I affected America’s pastime and changed the sport forever in a free program at 6 p.m. Sept. 21. You may purchase the book and have it signed follows the program.
• The Museum continues its monthly free Story Time series at 11 a.m. Sept. 23 with a reading of “A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin.” The famed artist was a member of the famous Harlem Hellfighters during World War I before leading an extraordinary life as one of the 20th century’s most innovative artists.
• Sept. 26 marks the 2017 debut of The World Remembers, an international educational exhibition whose purpose is to remember the nine million combatants who died during World War I. The exhibition concludes on Nov. 11, the date marking the Western Front Armistice in 1918.
• The U.S. Army Chorus will give a free pop-up performance at 10:34 a.m. Sept. 29. The Chorus performs regularly at the White House and at venues across the world.
• Other Museum events during September include group training runs for the Oct. 1 WWI 8K Double race (Thursdays at 6 p.m.), a discussion from Kansas City author Anola Pickett on how to write historical fiction (2 p.m. Sept. 24) and The Modernists Happy Hour (5:30 p.m. Sept. 28.)
For more detailed information, visit theworldwar.org.