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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Author: Blair Tarr (page 1 of 45)

Educator’s Newsletter, Issue 15

We’ve been pleased to send out alerts each month when the National World War I Museum and Memorial releases the monthly Educator’s Newsletter.  We do so again this month, as Issue 15–The End of the War & the Occupation of Germany, is now out.  See it here, as well as past issues you may have missed:  http://wfly.co/k3H7R ...read more

C-SPAN3, October 20 -21

After a number of World War I programs last weekend, C-SPAN cut back a bit this week.  Hopefully they’ll remember the centennial observance on November 11!

As usual, all times given here are Central.

American Artifacts:  The Lost Battalion.  Airs at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 20. ...read more

C-SPAN2 & 3, October 11 – 15

It appears we’re getting closer to the anniversary of the Armistice.  The C-SPAN networks are piling on the World War I programming.  Let’s hope it keeps up!

As usual, all times are Central, and we’re not responsible for schedule changes (not that anyone is really blaming us . . . ) ...read more

Bleckley Day in Wichita, October 6

Medal of Honor recipient Erwin Bleckley was remembered in his native Wichita on October 6, 100 years to the day when he lost his life on the Western Front.

A video and story an be seen here:

https://www.ksn.com/news/local/-god-saved-our-souls-veterans-saved-this-country-bleckley-day-honored/1503503650 ...read more

Veterans Day at the Flint Hills Discovery Center

From the Flint Hills Discover Center Foundation, Manhattan:

In the eleventh month (November), on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, which occurred in 1918. On Monday, November 12, in observance of Veteran’s Day, the Flint Hills Discovery Center will provide free admission to all military personnel active duty, retired and their families.  FHDC has honored military personnel and families with free admission on Veteran’s Day since 2013.  This is made possible from a grant secured by the Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation through the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation.  Additional funding will be used to continue honoring our military family and friends.  If you are active military, retired or family come by on November 12, and spend some time with us at FHDC! More details here  ...read more

C-SPAN3, October 6 – 8

This week’s World War I viewing on C-SPAN3.  As usual, all times are Central.

Reel America:  The Lost Battalion – 1919.   Airs at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, October 6th.

American Artifacts:  U.S. Army World War I Posters.  Airs at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 7th.  Repeats at 9:00 p.m. Sunday, October 7th. ...read more

WWI Movies on Turner Classics for October

We have a fair number of World War I themed films appearing on Turner Classic Movies this month, including several on the morning and afternoon of the 24th.  All times are Central.

The Lost Patrol (1934).  Directed by John Ford, and stars Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, and Wallace Ford.  Airs at 6:15 a.m., Thursday, October 4th. ...read more

C-SPAN2 & 3, September 29 – October 1

This weekend’s  WWI programming on the C-SPAN networks is listed below.  As usual, all times listed are Central.


David Pietrusza, TR’s Last War.  Airs Sunday, September 30th, at 4:00 p.m.


Reel America:  The Lost Battalion – 1919 Silent Film.  Airs on Saturday, September 29th at 9:00 p.m.  Repeats on Sunday, September 30th at 3:00 p.m. and Monday, October 1st, at 1:00 a.m. ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #50

One hundred years ago in Kansas, October, 1918.

October 2, 1918.

-Three hundred cases of influenza had been reported over the state.  Hays was hardest hit with 200 cases and several deaths.

October 8, 1918.

-Atchison theaters, churches and schools were closed because of the influenza epidemic.  Lawrence closed schools and theaters and order university students not to leave town.  At Winfield schools and public gatherings were cancelled.  K.S.A.C. had 78 cases of flu in the Student Army Training Corps.  A total of 1,255 cases were reported for the week ending October 5. ...read more

“Keeping Legends Alive” at Haskell Indian Nations University

This Friday and Saturday (September 21 and 22), the Haskell Indian Nations University at Lawrence will honor the legacy of those who served the country.  The program will recreate the 1926 dedication of the Haskell Arch and Stadium–the first tribal World War I memorial. ...read more

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