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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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Kansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Comes to an End

One hundred years ago today, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the world took a big sigh of relief as the First World War ended with an armistice between the Allies and Germany. After four world-changing years, what had become known as the “Great War” the “war to end all wars” was finally over. And so with some sadness but also a little relief, the Kansas WW1 Centennial Committee has chosen this centennial Armistice Day to officially bring its commemoration to a close with the Tolling of the Bells (event details) at the Kansas Museum of History. ...read more

US WW1 Centennial Coins Selling Fast

Less than two weeks after the roll-out, nearly one-half of the production run of the  US WW1 Centennial coin sets has been sold. You can read more about the coins here.

Coins can still be purchased from the US Mint at their web site.

New #KansasWW1 Email Address

KansasWW1.org has a new email address! If you would like to get in touch with us, please email us at: kansasww1@kshistory.org

Kansas City Mourns the Loss of James B. Nutter

Nutter was a Kansas City business icon, major philanthropist and a founding member of the US WW1 Centennial Commission. He also made the first donation towards the construction of the National WW1 Memorial at Pershing Park in DC. Read more here.


WW1 Commemorative Coinage

Shown above is the artist’s rendering of the obverse side of the proposed Kansas WW1 Centennial Commemorative Coin. When  and if available this coin will be minted in nickel silver alloy with a touch of color, similar to the Australian coin depicted below left. ...read more

We’re Looking for Local WWI Stories in Kansas

Across the 105 counties in Kansas one suspects there are some interesting stories of what took place during the Great War.  We’re always looking for people willing to post those stories here so that we might have a good record of both the war and the centennial. ...read more

KSWW1 Committee: March 8th Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the Kansas WW1 Centennial Commemoration Committee’s meeting on March 8, 2017 are now posted to the website. Our next meeting is scheduled for June 14, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. — location TBA.

If you have any questions, please write to: kansasww1@kshs.org ...read more

#KansasWW1 Meeting Minutes from December

Interested in the work of the Kansas WW1 Centennial Committee? Check out the meeting minutes from our last meeting! Meeting Minutes from the December 7, 2016, committee meeting have been posted to the website. Click here to read them.

Our next meeting is scheduled for March 8th at 1:30 p.m. at the Kansas Historical Society. ...read more

James Whitfield

James Whitfield was a member of the National World War I Centennial Committee, and as such, was asked to serve on the Kansas Centennial Committee as well.  We regret to note that Jim Whitfield passed away on December 6th at the age of 90.

We take time to express our sympathies and condolences to his family and friends.  Please note the biography on the National website: ...read more

WWI Events in Kansas in 2017

The United States World War I Centennial Commission is trying to compile commemorative events in each state for a publication.  For more details, see the following from Commissioner Monique Seefried:

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and the French Mission du Centenaire will co-publish a joint booklet of WWI centennial events and programs taking place in 2017, which France is treating as the “Year of the Americans.” The booklet will announce events and programs taking place in both the United States and France relating to the centennial. ...read more

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