Fun, Free, Family Fridays: Taps at the Tower

The National World War I Museum is presenting Taps at the Tower this week to commemorate the centennial of The Great War, which was ignited by Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination on June 28, 1914. Families are invited to use museum grounds to play games, picnic, and enjoy the outdoors until dusk, when the crowd will gather at Liberty Memorial to hear a bugler play taps. The ceremony is free, and the museum will remain open until 8:30 p.m. Attendees may want to return Saturday, the program’s final day, for a free self-guided tour on the museum’s south mall featuring stories about the archduke’s seven attackers, and a 2 p.m. commemoration ceremony with guest speakers as well as period music played by the Kansas City Symphony String Quartet.

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