Celebrating the Bergman Family Gallery and Open Storage Center

May 26, 2023

The National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City remind us of the sacrifices that have been and continue to be made for our communities and country.

Opened in 1926, the National WWI Museum was designed in the Egyptian Revival style by Harold Van Buren Magonigle, and the landscape was the brainchild of George Kessler. At its opening, it was a point of national wonder and pride.

Today, the museum has evolved to cater to the needs of its constituents and has recently opened The Bergman Family Gallery and Open Storage Center. This 4,000 sq. ft. space allows objects to be displayed across 190 feet of exhibition display cases. Many of these artifacts were previously archived and unavailable for visitors to view.

Chase Castor took photos at the recent Bergman Family Gallery and Open Storage Center opening. Chase is a freelance photographer based in KC. His work has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, VICE, and more.

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