In the past I’ve tried to point out programs on World War I that various organizations might want to book at some point.  A play that has come to my attention–caution, I haven’t actually seen it, but I’ve heard good things about it–is a musical about the 1914 Christmas Truce.  Produced by the Theater Latte Da of Minneapolis, MN, it’s become a tradition of theirs at Christmas, and in recent years, they’ve taken it on the road.  While most presentations have been in the upper Midwest, this year they have been to New Jersey, Florida, and even Rolla, MO!

It is too late for 2017, but you might consider it for 2018.  Their website gives you quite a bit of information about it, including booking information.  Here’s the link:


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.