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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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Kansas City Actors Theatre Reading

At the National World War I Museum and Memorial (if you happen to be in the Kansas City area):

Sunday, March 18, 2 P.M.

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

Join the Kansas City Actors Theatre for a one-time staged reading of “Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme” by Frank McGuiness. This riveting, lyrical play by the author of “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” follows a group of Irish Protestant volunteers and their journey during World War I. Sponsored by the Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund. FREE RSVP at matt@kcactors.org or by calling 816.361.5228 | J.C. Nichols Auditorium Lobby ...read more

Gassed is coming to KCMO

John Singer Sargent’s huge (in its frame 9 ft. x 21 ft.) painting Gassed will be at the National World War 1 Museum in Kansas City, MO from February 23rd  to June 3rd, one stop on a North American tour that was made possible by renovation work at the Imperial War Museum in  London. This work is an icon of WW1 art and shouldn’t be missed. You can read more about the visit here and about the painting here. ...read more

Votes for Women!

(Blogger’s Note:  No more tickets are available for the February 25th performance.  There appears to be enough interest to schedule a second performance, and they are looking into it.  You may wish to contact them to let them know of your interest in attending a second performance.  If and when it is scheduled, we will have a fresh post announcing it.) ...read more

US Centennial $1 coins

The US Centennial coins will be available for purchase on January 17th, 2018. The .900 fine silver dollars  are priced at $48.95 (uncirculated) or $53.95 (proof). These prices will rise by $5.00 after February 17th.     A portion of the purchase price goes to help fund the National WW1 Memorial at Pershing Park in DC. ...read more

C-SPAN3, Today and January 1

No new World War I programs, only repeats.  All times are Central, and all can be seen any time on the C-SPAN website.

Today the program, African Americans and World War I with Professor Saje Mathieu is being repeated several times.  In fact, at the time of this posting, it’s already aired twice.  Repeat airings are at 4:44 p.m., 9:35 p.m., and early Thursday morning the 28th at 1:10 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. ...read more

Time to Consider the Armistice Centennial

The 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice is drawing closer, and it’s time to consider how it should and could be observed.  November 11, 2018 is less than eleven months away!

A reminder that the anniversary falls on a Sunday in 2018.  Anyone who has an idea of ringing church bells at 11:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning, well, they may already be ringing for a reason that has nothing to do with World War I. ...read more

WWI Movies on Turner Classics for December

We have four movies that have a WWI-theme to them in some way–not necessarily with historical accuracy–that will air on Turner Classic Movies this month.  I believe we’ve mentioned them all in the past, so we’ll just do the basics.  As usual, all times Central, and we’re not responsible for schedule changes. ...read more

Report from the Groundbreaking Ceremony

Under an overcast sky earlier today, the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, the US Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars and their key partners broke ground for the National World War One Memorial at Pershing Park, on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, DC. The event was streamed and many of you may have watched it live. ...read more

Turner Classic WWI Movies for November

Turner Classic Movies is serving up five World War I-themed movies during the month of November.

First up on November 8th is The Shopworn Angel (1938), a story about a showgirl who gives up life in the fast lane for a young soldier on his way to fight in the Great War.  Stars Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, and Walter Pidgeon.  Airs at 12:45 p.m. Central. ...read more

C-SPAN3, November 4

There is just one WWI program on C-SPAN3 this weekend, but it’s big–three and a half hour live coverage of the “1917: America Joins the Fight” symposium at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City.  Coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. Central.  Speakers should include David Stephenson, Jennifer Keene, and Michael Neiberg. ...read more

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