Please give your support to the Legislation to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 223 women who served in France as telephone operators during WW1, familiarly known as “The Hello Girls”. Sponsors include Sen. Jerry Moran and Rep. Sharice Davids. Click here to read more.
Month: March 2023
All of these are free, but registration is required. Click here.
War Football: WW1 and the Birth of the NFL Thursday 3/30 6:30PM CDT
Germany in Crisis: 1919 to 1933 Monday 4/17 7:00 PM CDT
Lawrence Lecture: Earthly Paradise at Clouds Hill Sunday 4/23 2:00PM CDT
Fighting with Faith: Germany’s First Mosque Monday 4/24 7:00 PM CDT
Officially known as ‘Awakening the Mind Museum: WW1 Remembered’, this travelling exhibit was created and is operated by Keith A. Colley. Based in Texas, the museum began in 2015 and had a busy tour schedule until Covid grounded them. In 2019 they visited twenty three locations, sixteen of which were in Texas, but also in NY, MO, KS, MI and MA. Last fall they returned to exhibiting at Frisco, TX. You can learn more about the museum by clicking here for the website or click here for the Facebook page.
Unlike the situation in WW2, the U.S. government never imposed the mandatory rationing of anything during WW1. Restraint was voluntary; citizens were urged to have ‘meatless’ days (‘eat fish-they feed themselves’), eat more potatoes and less bread (‘save a loaf a week’). Conservation of animal fats was particularly important because they contained glycerol, a precursor substance to Cordite and TNT. Click here to learn more about this topic and how other countries had a different approach