Topeka Events to Commemorate 100 Years Since WWI

(13 News at 4) - Local historians Deb Bisel and Sue Ann Seel visited 13 News at 4 to discuss special events at Topeka Cemetery surrounding World War 1.

Topeka’s Combat Air Museum is collaborating with KU, the Topeka and Shawnee Co. Public Library and the cemetery on four years of events, marking the 100th anniversary of “The Great War,” from 1914-1918.

Events will include:
-Educational displays of wwi history and historic items at: the memorial union and other locations at KU, the library and the museum.
-Lecture series at various locations that cover all aspects of the war and life during the duration of the war.
-Music and dramatic events to commemorate and enhance understanding of the period.
-Twitter re-enactments of major events of the war…experience it in live feed!

One of the next events coming up is titled, "All for You, Franz? From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to total war." The talk is 7 pm Monday April 28 in Marvin Auditorium at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Nathaniel Wood, associate professor, department of history, at KU will give the presentation and answer questions.


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