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January 22, 2020
6:30 PM
National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri.
2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108
Free with RSVP. Use the link below.
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In Kansas City: "WWI and the Introduction of the Fossil Fuel Era" with Brian C. Black

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

World War I forever changed human reliance on fossil fuels such as petroleum, a product considered essential to military and economic progress that altered battlefield expectations of how the war was fought. Of the many transitions that World War I marked for human civilization, its role as the gateway to an energy-intensive life might be the most far-reaching. Join Penn State Altoona’s Brian C. Black for a discussion on how the Great War informed the 20th century’s use of various energy sources, including “black gold,” and the fuel’s enduring impact on our environment and climate today. Presented in partnership with the Linda Hall Library and National WWI Museum and Memorial, both in Kansas City. This event is free and open to the public. Please use the link to make a free reservation for Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the National WWI Museum in Kansas City. NOTE: This program will also be presented in Abilene on Thursday, January 23, at noon.