CANYON, TX (KFDA) - The West Texas A&M University's department of history and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum are hosting a panel to discuss the World War I centennial.
The event will be on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the PPHM Hazelwood Lecture Room and will address aspects of the Spring of 1918 home front as the American armed forces prepared for the massive assaults that took place on the western front in Fall of 1918.
The four panelists include PPHM's Michael Grauer, Dr. Tim Bowman who is an associate professor of history, Dr. Matt Reardon who is an assistant professor of history, and Kirbi Kelley-Diaz who is a history major and an intern at the museum. Dr. Byron Pearson, who is a professor of history, will moderate the discussion.
Panelists will discuss how Texas dealt with wartime immigration, the Panhandle's contributions to war production and how World War I changed gender identity in early 20th century America. The four presenters will examine these issues of production and perception through the lens of how Texas shaped, and were shaped by, their World War I experiences.