Partners in Commemorating the Great War in Texas
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Limited Edition Coin Available
These coins feature the Texas WWI Commemoration logo on one side and a representation of the WWI victory medal on the back.  They are about the size of a silver dollar.  We had a limited number of these coins produced and want to offer them to you while supplies last. 
                         1 to 10  = $5.00 ea.
                        19 to 20 = $4.50 ea.
                               20+ = $4.00 ea.
                     (Shipping not included.)
There are less than 350 of these coins remaining.  They make a great gift for volunteers, sponsors, or supporters.
Now What?
So, you've spent months planning a ceremony or exhibit, and people are amazed and impressed with what you have done.  But now what?  What happens to all those "new" discoveries of people, places, events, and stories?  

This is a question many people are asking locally and at National.  Will the history you have been commemorating be available to your community for the bicentennial?  Or, will it be lost forever, forgotten, eaten by moths, or simply gone?

Some are turning to local archives at a library, university or county.  What are you doing?  What ideas do you have?

Here in North Texas we have been videoing all of our ceremonies and presentations and uploading them to YouTube.   We are considering a Time Capsule to save our work.

Send us your ideas at Now What?

Planning Meeting Anyone?

It has been awhile since our last group meeting.  Would you like to gather to plan and coordinate for  2018 and 2019 right after the first of the year?

The Texas Historic Commission is having its Real Places Conference January 10-12, 2018 in Austin.

CLICK HERE to send us your ideas.

Doughboys and Home Folks

Now through December, 2017
Canyon, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details.

America in the First World War

Opened April 6th, 2017 through 2018
Dallas, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details

North Texas WWI Aviation

Permanent Exhibit
Fort Worth, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details

Cowboys to Doughboys: Texas Enters the Great War
North Texas WWI Centennial Commemoration Group
July 9 to October 20, 2017
Fort Worth, Texas

CLICK HERE for Details

8th Annual Save Texas History Symposium: Texas and the Great War

September 15 & 16, 2017
Austin, Texas

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

August 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 Texas WWI Centennial Calendar

Now Available
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.
Planning a 2018 Centennial Event?
Here's how to identify WWI service members from your city or county.   CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Texas 1917 Timeline Available
Looking for important dates in Texas WWI history?  We have it for you on our website. 
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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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 numbers 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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