|Posted by Monica Vaughn on March 27, 2017 at 12:25 AM|
World War 1 Centennial History Event--
America Declares War
A free family friendly event to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of America’s entry into WW1 will be held at the King Jack Park Mining Days Event Center (703 Dawson Drive) in Webb City on Saturday, April 1st.
Displays will be open from 10:00AM to 12:00PM featuring a selection of WW1 uniforms, women’s fashion apparel, photos, and other historical artifacts of the WW1 era.
Local historians will speak on the changing world situation leading to President Woodrow Wilson’s address to the nation, and how the formal declaration of war by the United States Congress on April 6, 1917 impacted the local Joplin / Webb City community. Recent volunteer initiatives to refurbish WW1 Veteran grave site headstones will also be a topic in the program.
A special presentation on how the war forever changed women’s fashion apparel will begin at 11:30.
Program Schedule – April 1
10:00 – June 1914-April 1917, World Events and the European Battlefield Situation on April 6th 1917.
10:30 – President Wilson’s War Declaration
10:35 - Impact of War Declaration on the Joplin/Webb City Community
11:05 – WW1 Veterans Grave Site Preservation
11:30 - Women’s Clothing and Fashion Changes in the War Years
This commemorative event is co-sponsored by the Four State Chapter Military Officers Association of America and the Webb City Historical Society.