National World War One Museum
presented by Doran Cart
Presenter: Doran Cart, Senior Curator of the National World War I Museum and Memorial - The Centennial of World War I and the National World War I Museum and Memorial: Special Exhibitions.
Doran began his presentation with an introduction to WWI and the beginnings of the Memorial and Museum. He explained that the museum collects and displays information and artifacts from all sides of the war.
Then he went into detail about the Museum’s special exhibitions and programs from 2014 into 2019 which have focused on recognizing the 100th anniversary of the World War. His visual presentation showed a wide variety of objects and materials from the museum’s extensive collection. Some of these have been featured in past exhibitions and others will be exhibited for the first time this year.
He noted that many of the museum’s exhibitions go on tour around the country after they are closed.
National World War I Museum and Memorial
2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64108
Regular Hours Summer Hours Over There Café
Tuesday – Sunday Daily, Memorial Day - Labor Day Days the Museum is Open Until 3 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Sunday - Friday)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Saturday)
About Doran Cart
Doran Cart has been the curator at the museum since April, 1990, and Senior Curator since 2011. He has lived in Kansas City, Missouri since 1985. He has been involved in the restoration of the memorial, the creation of the current world-class museum and the growth of the museum collection into the most diverse collection on the war. Doran has a B.A. in history from Indiana University and an M.A. in Museum Studies and History from the University of California, Riverside. Since he started his professional career in 1974, Doran has worked in museums, at historic sites and in historic preservation from Indiana to California to Florida and finally in Kansas City. He has written a number of articles on historical subjects and edited two books. Doran has been interviewed on the national Fox News, C-Span, for shows on the History Channel, PBS’ History Detectives and by local, regional and international media.