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.

Tim Rives, deputy director, Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum presents “Searching for Eisenhower’s Climatic D-Day Words.” Given the importance of General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s decision to launch the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, it is mysterious that neither he nor the commanders who witnessed his supreme moment could agree on what he said when he set the Allied force in motion. More than 70 years later, we still do not know what words unleashed the Allied assault on the Atlantic Wall.

Upcoming Museum After Hours programs

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, July 8, 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.