While we’re plugging the National World War I Museum and Memorial, let us make note of their annual symposium that is approaching on November 4-5.  In the past they have lined up impressive speakers while reviewing the war year-by-year; it’s been a good way to learn about the war, and perhaps realize two things people don’t think of when considering the Great War–it was not merely fought on the Western Front in Europe, but was truly a world war, and as they say, the war changed everything.  See the details for the symposium here:



Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.