Insignia of the 36th Division Texas-Oklahoma National Guard Fought at Blanc Mont in WWI
The Southwest Chapter was formed in the early 2000s, centering on a triangle of Austin, San Antonio and Houston, but with a desire to build a regional chapter within the three-state territory of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Insignia of the 90th Division Draftees from Texas and Oklahoma Fought in St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives in WWI
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, no events are currently planned. However, Michael Kihntopf is hoping to organize a meeting in the not-too-distant future.
A Message from the WW1HA President:
Thank you for joining / renewing your membership!
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.