Cecilia “Cece” Otto is a classically-trained singer and composer originally from Minnesota. In 2013 she started An American Songline, in her words “an ongoing project dedicated to preserving and sharing the story of America through unique, experiential musical performances”. The website says “these performances entertain, educate and delight thanks to Cece’s unique ability to engage modern audiences with the songs and stories of a simpler time.”
The following virtual programs are upcoming from the National WW1 Museum and Memorial:
Tues. April 6th 7:00 CDT Pershing Lecture Series: The Armenian Massacres
Tues. April 13th 7:00 CDT Modernity and Culture Change
Sun. April 18th 2:00 PM CDT Lawrence of Arabia: A Life and a Legacy Part 1
Grace Banker and Her Hello Girls Answer the Call Sat. March 20th 10:30 AM CDT a program especially for children
National Medal of Honor Day Thurs. March 25th 7:00 PM CDT
Both of these events are FREE, but you must register at this link.
Monday, February 22nd 7:00 PM CST “Soldier Activism”
Tuesday, March 9th 7:00 PM CST “How The Philippines Shaped America’s First World War”
Both of these are FREE. Registration is necessary. Go to this link.
This is a new feature-length documentary film about Gen. John J. Pershing produced by The Pacific Film Foundation and the National Society of Pershing Rifles. For more information click here.
Conferences scheduled for January of that are of particular interest to WW1 devotees:
Monday, January 18th 12 PM CST ‘Winnie The Pooh Day’. Remember that WTP was a real bear, the mascot of a Manitoba battalion.
Wednesday, January 20th 7PM CST ‘The Women in WW1’.
Preparations have begun for the observance of this historic event on November 11th, 2021. Read more about this by clicking here.
For those wishing to see “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,” please check your local PBS listings. The Theatre Latte Da production from the Twin Cities is scheduled to be streamed on pbs.org beginning December 15th.
Somewhat disappointing for those of us close to Kansas City and the National World War I Museum and Memorial, local PBS stations have given us only one opportunity a piece to see this presentation, and not under the best scheduling. In Topeka it will air on December 22nd on KTWU-Enhance (11.3) at 11 p.m. CT. On Kansas City PBS-2 it will air on December 27th at 2:00 p.m. CT.
The following virtual programs are scheduled in December on the National WW1 Museum and Memorial website.
12/8 12:00 PM CST Significant Memorials. Matthew Naylor of the Museum and Edwinn Fountain of the Doughboy Foundation discuss the progress on the memorial in Washington DC.
Last Monday night politically-themed graffiti was painted on a wall by the entrance to the National WW1 Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. You can read a local news story by clicking here.
This isn’t the first time the museum walls have been defaced. You can read about the 2019 incident by clicking here.