National World War I Museum and Memorial
The National World War I Museum and Memorial is located in Kansas City, Missouri. Opened to the public in 1926, it was designated by Congress in 2004 as America's official museum dedicated to World War I. Two main galleries contain exhibitions with period artifacts. The first focuses on the beginning of the war prior to U.S. involvement, while the second focuses on the United States' military and civilian involvement and efforts for peace. Items in these collections include a Renault FT tank, a 1917 Harley-Davidson Model J motorcycle, a 1918 Ford Model T ambulance, replica trenches, and sound booths with audio recordings of the period. The museum's Edward Jones Research Center carries 75,000 archival documents, 9,500 library titles, and additional objects.