Dedication & Opening of Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri
The Midwest Chapter of the World War I Historical Association covers the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota, Our mission is to educate its members and the public about the impact of World War I on the political, social, and military history of twentieth-century Europe and America. The Chapter exists as a venue for those persons who are interested in learning more (1) about the historical background and the causes of the war, (2) about the collections and archives housed at the National World War One Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, and (3) about the legacy of the war on political decision-making and social institutions as well as the fine arts and popular culture. The aims of the Association and this Chapter are to expand and deepen the understanding of the members and the general public of the 1914-1918 period and to honor the experiences and courage of those who served their countries during the Great War.
Russian Artillery Our Meeting Venues Include:
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Kansas City Public Library
University of Missouri-Kansas City A Few of the Themes and Topics We Have Presented:
Great 1916 Battles of the Great War: Verdun, the Somme, Jutland
1914: The Swan Song of the Austro-Hungarian Army
The Big Read: NEH sponsored discussion of Ernst Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms
Great Art Inspired by the Great War
The Second Battle of the Marne, 1918
Visit the announcements section of our Chapters directory page to see our schedule of events.
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A Message from the WW1HA President:
Covid-19 has made life very interesting in 2020. The WW1HA normally participates in the National WW1 Museum and Memorial’s annual symposium in late October / early November, but it appears that event is not taking place in-person or on-line this year. Therefore, the Association pivoted by hosting its first ever Meet and Greet event via Zoom on 27 Sept. We had almost 40 participants share their interest in WW1.
The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter has started to host their monthly meetings via Zoom, and the WW1 Historical Association—Eastern Chapter has also been hosting various Zoom events.
At the time of this writing World War One Illustrated #13 has just gone to the printers and members should be receiving their copies shortly.
My first two-year term as President is almost at an end. We have been successful in getting our publications back on track and in improving the regularity of our social media posts on Facebook. We still have work to do updating our website. Patience please.
Our membership year runs from 11 November to 10 November. Please renew your membership now, if you are a current member. Please join us, if you are not yet a member. We remain fascinated with the study of WW1 because of its enormous impact on the 20th and 21st centuries, and because it has impacted many of our families.