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:
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.