Join the Kansas State Historical Society for a special Museum After Hours program series, 6:30 p.m. Friday. The programs complement the Kansas Museum of History’s special exhibit, Captured:  The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes, and are held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of World War I.

Cherie Kelly, school programs manager, The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents “Animals of the Allies.” This family-friendly program looks at the mascots and other animals that took part in the Great War.

Upcoming Museum After Hours programs

July 8, 2016 – “Searching for Eisenhower’s Climatic D-Day Words”
August 12, 2016 – “From Fatherland to Farmland: German POWs in the Great Plains”
September 9, 2016 – “Do Your Bit—Knit!”
October 14, 2016 – “World War I Memorials and Monuments”
November 18, 2016 – “J.R.R. Tolkien and the Battle of the Somme”
December 9, 2016 – “Toy Soldiers and Baby Dolls: Toys of the War Years”
January 13, 2017 – “The U.S. Doughboy Over There”
February 10, 2017 – “Make Way for Democracy!”
March 10, 2017 – “A Kansas Nurse in the B.E.F., 1918”
April 14, 2017 – “The Development of Chemical Warfare”
May 12, 2017 – “Serving America While Serving Time”
June 9, 2017 – “Doughboys and Doughnut Girls: The Salvation Army and WWI”

6:30 – 8 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2016

Adrienne Landry Dunavin is a member of the Kansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee and is the primary administrator of She worked at the KU Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies as their Outreach Coordinator from 2010-2016. During that time she served on the KU WWI Centennial Commemoration Working Group. She continues to volunteer as a representative for CREES and KU WWI on this blog.