Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Month: November 2018 (Page 3 of 4)

Bells Tolling in Remembrance in Topeka

As previously posted, the Stach School bell will toll at the Kansas Museum of History at 11:00 a.m. Sunday:

Armistice Day Commemoration
11 a.m. Sunday, November 11, 2018
Kansas Museum of History · Topeka

Mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I with the Kansas Historical Society. In memory of those who lost their lives in the Great War, the bell at Stach School on our grounds will toll. more

Museum After Hours, November 9, Kansas Museum of History

Museum After Hours

The Doughboy’s Life in Battle

By Dr. Richard Faulkner, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

6:30 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018

Kansas Museum of History · Topeka

World War I caught a generation of American soldiers at a turning point in the nation’s history. At the moment of the Republic’s emergence as a key player on the world stage, these were the first Americans to endure mass machine warfare, and the first to come into close contact with foreign peoples and cultures in large numbers. What was it like to be one of these foot soldiers at the dawn of the American century? How did the doughboy experience the rigors of training and military life, interact with different cultures, and endure the shock and chaos of combat? more

Gage Park Armistice Ceremony, Topeka

From a column by Phil Anderson, Topeka Capital-Journal:

It was known as the “war to end all wars,” and it ended 100 years ago this month.

A ceremony commemorating Armistice Day and the end of World War I will take place at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Gage Park Memorial in the southeast corner of the park, near S.W. 10th and Gage. more

Liberty Memorial Awash in Poppies

If you get a chance to be in Kansas City any evening now until Armistice Day (November 11), stop by the National World War I Museum and Memorial and see the north wall and tower bathed in poppies along with historic film footage every 30 minutes.  Best way to describe it is to show it, courtesy of the Kansas City Star: more

C-SPAN3 Coverage This Week

C-SPAN3 is promoting 48 hours of World War I coverage this weekend for the anniversary of the Armistice.  They are actually doing better than that; there is WWI programming each day this week.

Instead of trying to list the programs as we usually do, it would probably be much easier to simply post the link to the schedule on their website.  Depending where you are, remember to set the schedule for your time zone. more

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