The National World War I Museum and Memorial at Liberty Memorial broke its attendance record for the second year in a row, officials announced.
Through the third week in November, the memorial recorded 257,830 visitors, breaking last year’s record of 235,271.
“Without question, the global community is embracing the centennial commemoration of the Great War,” said memorial president Matthew Naylor. “It’s particularly fitting that the announcement comes during the week of Thanksgiving, as we’re eternally thankful for each of our supporters who have helped propel this organization into the international spotlight.”
A special exhibit called “Sand to Snow,” about the global nature of the war, runs through April 10 in Exhibit Hall. An exhibit about American volunteers in the war opens in April, and an exhibit about the Somme and Verdun opens in May.