Once again, we shamelessly give another plug to an event at the National World War I Museum and Memorial–this Saturday, April 19th.

But Who Shall Return Us Our Children? – A Kipling Passion
Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm

Author Rudyard Kipling is remembered around the world, but less well known is the impact the First World War had on Kipling in the wake of his son’s death at the Battle of Loos. In this new oratorio, American composer John Muehleisen explores the costs of war from the point of view of the families left behind in this moving world premiere, scored for soprano, tenor, and bass soloists with choir and chamber orchestra.

Tickets are $25, $10 for students at the door | J.C. Nichols Auditorium

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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.