Mon, Mar 20|
Asbury UM Church - Hagar Hall
Patricia Cecil: “Faith and Camp Funston”
The presentation will explore the way in which servicemen experienced and expressed faith in the camp as they prepared for war overseas.
Time & Location
Mar 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Asbury UM Church - Hagar Hall, 5400 W 75th St, Prairie Village, KS 66208, USA
About the Event
Patricia is the specialist curator for faith, religion, and WWI at the World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. Camp Funston is located at Fort Riley near Junction City, Kansas. It was the largest of 16 divisional training camps built during World War I to house and train soldiers. The camp was also the site of the first outbreak of influenza during the pandemic of 1917-18. Existing in a unique place and time, the story of the camp offers a look at how individual and collective responses to faith gripped the world.