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Topeka - Kansas Museum of History - Museum After Hours

“The Doughboy’s Life in Battle”
Dr. Richard Faulkner, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

World War I caught a generation of American soldiers at a turning point in the nation’s history. At the moment of the Republic’s emergence as a key player on the world stage, these were the first Americans to endure mass machine warfare, and the first to come into close contact with foreign peoples and cultures in large numbers. What was it like to be one of these foot soldiers at the dawn of the American century? How did the doughboy experience the rigors of training and military life, interact with different cultures, and endure the shock and chaos of combat?

The Kansas Museum of History is open until 6:30 p.m., admission is half price after 5 p.m. The Museum Store is also open until 6:30 p.m.

See a list of upcoming programs:

December 14 - Mr. Polk’s War: War Experiences in the Mexico & the U.S., 1846-1848
January 11 - Hidden History of Kansas
February 8 - B-29s and the Battle of Kansas
March 8 - The Naval War in Vietnam
April 12 - Philip Billard - A Life of Adventure
May 10 - The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy’s Great Gamble
June 14 - The Forgotten Home Front