THE YANKS ARE COMING
How Texans Helped Win the Great War
July 7 - August 30, 2018
Southlake Town Hall lobby 1400 Main Street
Poppies. Flanders Field. 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month. Armistice Day. Trench warfare. Doughboys.
Remind me what war that was . . .
It was World War I — a war so significant that it changed the world. 2018 is the centennial of the doughboys' fiercest battles and the centennial of the end of the war, Armistice Day, Nov. 11.
Learn about WWI and its impact on Texas at our colorful and engaging exhibit, "The Yanks Are Coming: How Texans helped win the Great War," July 7-Aug. 30 at Southlake Town Hall, in the lobby and the library. It's free.
Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed on Sundays.
We'll tell you the stories of farmers, cowboys, tradesmen and small-town folk from around here who fought and their fates.
Also on display will be authentic WWI artifacts collected by a Southlake Carroll grad (now at UNT) who became intrigued with WWI at age 11 after reading a book left in a study hall.
The exhibit will take you to the battlefields and into the hearts of the families left behind. Come see for yourself.
Sponsored by the Southlake Historical Society under the auspices of the City of Southlake.
Illustration courtesy of the Texas Historical Commission
5-6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 15 in Southlake Town Hall
Meet and greet city leaders, Society members, local residents and visitors while viewing our newest exhibit, "The Yanks Are Coming: How Texans Helped Win The Great War".
Music and refreshments. Free and open to the public.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WWI?
Last year, the North Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration committee prepared 60 colorful and informative panels for its exhibit, "From Cowboy to Doughboy: How North Texas Mobilized for the Great War." Click here to visit the group's website.
The committee has generously allowed us to bring these detailed panels to you. Take a journey through events of the Great War and learn how WWI changed Texas, and the world.
We'll post a new panel every few days, so check back! Click the Events button at the top of this page to see past panels.
ARE YOU A DRAGON FAN?
YOU GOTTA GET THIS BOOK!
to order a Dragon football book now.
Which Dragon football coach played for the Chicago Cardinals, Dallas Texans and Oakland Raiders?
Who said, "Hey Riley, I've never seen anyone throw up and then throw a touchdown pass." (Hint: He lived in a white house.)
Where can you see pictures of Dragon players since 1960 and recaps of games from the 1980s to now?
Find the answers in IMAGES OF SPORTS: SOUTHLAKE CARROLL DRAGON FOOTBALL by SHS president Connie Cooley.
Or drop by the Southlake Library to purchase a copy. Our book on Southlake history is also available there. We are grateful to the Southlake Library for its continuing support.