You may remember in April we had a post about Sarah Mitchell Guernsey of Independence, Kansas, who was elected the President General of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1917.  As she served during World War I, she was referred to as the “War President.”

The DAR’s own blog has posted an article, “Aiding the Fatherless Children of France in World War I,” one of the many activities pursued by Sarah Guernsey’s term of office.  Read about it 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.