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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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C-SPAN3, April 21-23

Coming up this weekend on C-SPAN3, the following WWI programs are scheduled.  Times given here are Central; we’re not responsible for schedule changes.  Errors in this post is another story; we resent all errors.

Lasting Impressions of World War I.  This program airs four times over the weekend; it’s a joint press conference co-hosted by the National World War I Museum and Memorial and the National Press Club.  First airing is at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, with a repeat at 10:00 p.m. that evening.  Third airing is at 4:01 p.m. Sunday, April 22.  The last airing is in the wee hours of Monday morning, April 23, at 2:01 p.m. ...read more

National Park Service WW1 website

The National Park Service is ‘over here’, while the American Battle Monuments Commission is ‘over there’. Nevertheless, the Park Service has a WW1 web site, which you can access here.

The Big Parade

I would like to say that this post is about the classic 1925 silent film about World War I.  As the old joke goes, I would really like to say it.  But it’s not.

Let me just say before I possibly dive in to where angels fear to tread, I am trying to avoid politically charged comments.  If the reader feels I’ve failed to do this, the blame falls squarely on my shoulders and no one else. ...read more

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero – Coming Soon

‘Sgt. Stubby’ was the name given to a dog brought to the Western Front by a soldier who found him while training in New Haven, CT. Stubby was adopted as the ‘mascot’ of the 102nd Infantry regiment (Connecticut National Guard) and later of the entire 26th ‘Yankee” Division. He was reported to be able to smell gas before the soldiers could, to hear subsonic artillery noise, to locate wounded men in No-Man’s Land and he also ferreted out a German spy. All of his awards and his rank were honorary. After his death in 1926 he was preserved by taxidermy and today is in the collections of the Smithsonian. ...read more

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

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