Theatre Latte Da from Minneapolis, MN, has made a Christmas tradition of a musical they created based on the 1914 Christmas Truce. This has been very successful for them, and in past years they’ve had a touring company as well as the production in the home theater.

(Two years ago we posted information about “All is Calm” which can be seen here: )

If you happen to be in Minneapolis, the play is again being presented, so you may wish to take it in and let us know what you think. My brother saw the traveling production a few years ago, and if you can take his word for it, it’s excellent.

Now comes word that “All is Calm” is being recorded for broadcast on PBS stations. The bad news is that it won’t surface on PBS until the 2020 holiday season. For more information, see the article:

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.