WWI Talk: Ending the Great War Through efforts on the Home Front

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Friench Simpson Memorial Library
705 E. 4th St.
Hallettsville  Texas  77964

The Czechs and Slovaks joined the Allies in the last two years of World War I and are credited with helping to bring an end to the war. Texas Czech immigrant families answered the call to help and created a massive fund-raising effort through organizations such as the C.S.P.S.

On Saturday, February 17th, Janis Hrncir will share the story of the local Czech and Slovak efforts at the Friench Simpson Memorial Library in Hallettsville at 1:00 p.m.

The presentation will explore the local fund-raising efforts successfully brought about through individuals throughout the counties in Texas and documented in articles published in local newspapers such as the Novy Domov of Hallettsville, Texas.

Janis Blanton Hrncir was born and raised in Victoria, Texas.  She married J.G. Hrncir and has made Hallettsville her home for over 30 years. J.G. and Janis have two children: Jason and Jacqueline. She has been a secretary, religious education coordinator, and a high school teacher. Now retired, she volunteers at the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange where she helps with the museum and assists those looking for Czech ancestors.

This World War I centennial event is free and open to the public. A full program for the Friench Simpson Library's Lone Star State and WWI lecture series can be viewed here.

For more information contact the library at (361) 798-3243 ext. 208.