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Topeka - Museum After Hours

Join us for a special Museum After Hours program series, 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 12. The programs complement the Kansas Museum of History's special exhibit, Captured:  The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes, and are held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of World War I. The Museum will be open until 6:30 p.m., admission is half price after 5 p.m. The Museum Store will also be open until 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Richard Faulkner presents "Giant with Feet of Clay: The U.S. Army Enters World War I"

When the U.S. entered World War I in April 1917 its army was a small force more suited to the realities of 19th century warfare than the Great War. In a mere 19 months this army of 280,000 expanded to more than 4 million, embarking on a crash course in mass industrial war. The challenges of this major mobilization against an experienced enemy made the process far from smooth. Dr. Faulkner examines the effectiveness of the U.S. Army's fighting force amidst these many difficulties.

Upcoming Museum After Hours programs

February 9, 2018 - "Seeing Arabia: The First World War Photographs of T.E. Lawrence"
March 9, 2018 - "The Army on the Border, 1916-1917
April 13, 2018 - "Lawfare and the Great War"
May 11, 2018 - "A Final Goodbye: Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages 1929-1933"