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:
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The Centennial commemorations are over, but WW1 remains a relevant area of study because of its enormous impact on the 20th and 21st centuries: Many present-day geographic tensions come from the post-war peace and drawing of boundaries. More families than ever are seeking to understand the war’s impact on their ancestors. The war had a profound impact on all facets of society, including post-war re-building. At the time of this writing, the influenza epidemic of 1918-19 is again newsworthy.
In 2020 we are working to increase engagement and communication with the membership. This will include: regular publication of our Journal, World War One Illustrated, and our newsletter, Here and There; a more regular social media presence; and a refreshed website.