Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Event Organizer: Kansas Humanities Council

Preservation Workshop. Things Soldiers Carried Home

PRESERVATION Workshop. Things Soldiers Carried Home                                                                                          

Saturday, April 25
9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Watkins Museum of History

This preservation workshop assists families to care for military uniforms, medals, photos, letters, etc. A number of military artifacts will be on display during the workshop and during the Final Friday on April 26 in downtown Lawrence. FREE. This workshop is funded in part by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council. ...read more

Lecture. “The Realities of Great War Aviation” w/ William E. Fischer, Jr.

The Realities of Great War Aviation

Presented by William E. Fischer, Jr.
Popular images of chivalrous World War I aviators, goggled with silk scarves flowing, were quite different from the dark reality of the skies above Europe. As the war stalemated across Western Europe and casualties began to mount, aviation became a critical component in war planning and operations. Cutting-edge technology on land, sea, and air ensured that the war of November 1918 little resembled the war of August 1914. This presentation explores how aviation became sophisticated and differentiated into aerial observation, bombardment, and pursuit. ...read more

Preservation Workshop. The Things They Carried Home

The Things They Carried Home: Preservation Workshop

 

Presented by Audrey Coleman, Archivist, Dole Institute.

Public workshop, led by a preservation consultant, aimed at helping veterans and their families preserve material related to military service.

In conjunction with the event, archivists from the Kansas Historical Society will host a collecting event and assist the public with digitizing personal material. ...read more

Preservation Workshop. The Things They Carried Home

The Things They Carried Home: Preservation Workshop

Learn how to preserve treasured military and other family memorabilia. Jamin Landavazo will conduct a FREE workshop covering photographs, documents, fabric, journals, and other memorabilia and artifacts.

City of Kinsely
Kinsley City Meeting Room
721 Marsh Ave
Kinsley, KS 67547-1422
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Preservation Workshop. The Things They Carried Home

The Things They Carried Home: Preservation Workshop

Public workshop, led by a preservation consultant, aimed at helping veterans and their families preserve material related to military service. Presented by Jamin Landavazo, Assistant Director, Kansas Museums Association.

Belleville Public Library
1327 19th St
Belleville, KS 66935-2215
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Preservation Workshop. The Things They Carried Home

The Things They Carried Home: Preservation Workshop

As part of Emporia’s “All-Veterans Tribute,” Emporia Public Library and Lyon County History Center will host a preservation workshop by Allana Saenger-Parker on November 7 at 2:00pm at Emporia Public Library on 110 East 6th Avenue.  Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council. ...read more

Lecture. “World War I on the Homefront: Persuasion and Propaganda” w/ Lorraine Madway

World War I on the Homefront: Persuasion and Propaganda

Presented by Lorraine Madway

When the United States entered World War I in the spring of 1917, the civilian population was aware of the high casualty rates from trench warfare and the resulting low morale. It was necessary to inspire and inform people in ways that were both heroic and practical. This presentation will highlight posters, pamphlets, and sheet music that encouraged Americans to buy Liberty Bonds; raise, conserve, and send food to Europe; and promote the importance of books and libraries as a vital component of democracy. ...read more

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