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From Cowboy to Doughboy North Texas in WWI: Mobilization for The Great War

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the U. S. entering “the Great War,” which later became known as WWI. From July to October, visit the library to see how war introduced Texas to the world and the world to Texas and how neither would ever be the same again.

Schedule of Events


  • Anita Robeson, in memory of her grandfather
  • Ben E. Keith Co.
  • DuBose Family Foundation
  • Fash Foundation
  • Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Humanities Texas
  • Mary Potishman Lard Trust
  • Ruby Held, in memory of her father
  • Sid W. Richardson Foundation, via Imagination Fort Worth

In-kind donations:

  • Fort Worth Aviation Museum
  • Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
  • Fort Worth Library
  • Military Museum of Fort Worth


  • American Legion
  • Fort Worth Aviation Museum
  • Fort Worth Jewish Archives
  • Fort Worth National Archives
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
  • Fort Worth Stockyards Museum
  • Fort Worth YMCA
  • Friends of the Royal Flying Corps Cemetery
  • Frontiers of Flight Museum
  • Historic Fort Worth
  • Imagination Fort Worth
  • Lone Star Film Society
  • Military Museum of Fort Worth
  • Military Order of the World Wars
  • North Fort Worth Historical Society
  • Tarrant County Archives
  • Tarrant County Historical Commission
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas WWI Centennial Commemoration Association
  • University of Texas Arlington Special Collections

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Program Documents

Last updated: June 15, 2017