Partners in Commemorating the Great War in Texas
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April is finally here and events are popping up all over.  Nothing fancy this month, just a listing of some of the events and activities we know of with a Point Of Contact, POC, when we have one.
Texas and Collin County WWI Centennial Commemoration
Collin County History Museum
March 2, 2017 - November 11, 2018
McKinney, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details
Texas Senate & House Resolutions Recognizing WWI Centennial
Texas State Capitol
April 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Austin, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery and the North Texas Patriot
Guard Riders to Honor the 100yr Anniversary of the United States
Entering WWI

Dallas, Texas
What: A WWI Wreath Laying Commemoration Ceremony
Who: Ceremony is open to the public
When: April 06, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Assembly Area
Contact: Larry Williams, Cemetery Director
Office: 214-467-3374
WWI Centennial Commemoration at the State Capitol
Texas State Capitol

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Austin, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details.

Fallen Texas A&M Graduates Flag Return Ceremony
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
April 6, 2017,10 A.M.
1201 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Texas State Library and Archives Commission will
transfer the World War I service flag to Texas A&M
University officials.

The public is welcome and may view the new exhibit:
"Texans Take To The Trenches"

Austin, Texas
Texas in the First World War Exhibit
Institute of Texan Cultures

Opens April 6, 2017
San Antonio, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details
America in the First World War
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Opens  April 6th
Dallas, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details
Ike in WWI
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site

Opens  April 6th
Dennison, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details

WWI Vets to be Remembered with Wreath Laying

National Society of the
Daughters of the American Revolution

Historic Anderson Park

April 6th @ 1  PM
Anderson, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details
Over There: America in WWI
The Museum of the American G.I.
Opens April 7th
College Station, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details
Cowboys to Doughboys: Texas Enters the Great War
North Texas WWI Centennial Commemoration Group
April 8, 2017
Fort Worth, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details
WWI Centennial Commemoration
Southlake Historicaal Society
April 9th
Southlake, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details

Great War Lecture Series


The Great War Centennial Commemoration Lecture Series, 2016-2017 Academic Year

San Angel State University
San Angelo, Texas
Thursday, April 20, 2017
“Texas’s Ethnic Minorities During World War I”

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
“In Sarajevo’s Shadow: World War I and the Lessons of History”

CLICK HERE for Details
Mason Remembers World War I
Mason County Historical Commission

April 26th @ 2 PM
Eckert Community Center

For Details, contact Jan Appleby, Chairperson
Red Poppy Festival
City of Georgetown
Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
April 28 - 30, 2017
Georgetown, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details

World War I Resources for Teachers

MobileMural Project
St. Mary's University
Student Filmmaker's Project
Under direction of Professor Teresa Van Hoy

These films are microdocumentaries on a variety of WWI subjects.  Most are 5 minutes in length.

CLICK HERE for WWI Student Videos

April 2017

Got an Upcoming Event?
Do you or a group you are working with have an upcoming event you would like to have on the master calendar? 

To get your event included in the Texas WWI Centennial Calendar of Events contact the administrator at:

New Group of WWI Re-enactors Formed
A new WWI Re-enactors group has formed in North Texas to add to all the upcoming WWI activities.  Visit their Facebook Page to see what they are doing. 
Co B, 141st Regt, 36th Div.

If you know of other Living History groups around texas let us know, there is a growing interest in having these people attend events.  Drop and EMAIL HERE.
We Need You to Grow
Interested in commemorating Texas and Texans in the Great War? We need your help passing the word. Forward this newsletter or share the website or Facebook addresses with others you know. Already made contact with other Texans interested in WWI Centennial Commemoration? Pass on their contact information or ask them to email us
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Coming Soon
For the last few months, THC staff and local historians have been searching the state for WWI sites to be included in a mobile tour application.  When completed this spring, the tour will include 60 points of interest around the state, five videos, and five audio guides. 

The App is available free for both IOS and Android.  Click HERE for more information and a link to download.
National Goals
Establish State Commemorative Bodies

World War I Memorial Inventory Project

Veterans History Project
Contacts and Outreach Information Available
Our contacts and outreach organizations are over 600.  To make it convenient for you to keep up or reach out to others, we have added a spreadsheet to the website.

Under the ABOUT tab, you will find the RESOURCES area. You will need to log in to use this area.  Registering and logging in are simple.  On the bottom right corner of the home page you will find links to: Log in, Log Out, and Register. Just click REGISTER and follow the instructions.
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Communication is a primary part of our mission. We are here to help draw attention to events, exhibits, and historical stories about Texas and Texans in The Great War. Here are some helpful links:

Texas WWI Centennial web site:

Texas WWI Centennial Facebook page:

National WWICC web site:

Email us at if you have information on commemoration events, exhibits or Texas WWI history you would like to highlight on the web site or Facebook page.
Visit the Texas WWICC Website and Forum. 
Click here.
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