NOTE:  SCHEDULE CHANGE:  The 9:00 a.m. airing on Sunday morning is the Thursday ceremony.   At 4:00 p.m. apparently is the panel sessions held at the Museum Thursday afternoon, and it is the only showing.  The Saturday evening / Monday morning airings are no longer on the schedule.

The “First Over There” program remains as scheduled.


Surely to no one’s surprise, this week’s viewing on C-SPAN3 has a connection to the ceremony in Kansas City tomorrow.  All times Central.

The World War I 100th Anniversary Colloquium airs four times this weekend, but there seems to be a little confusion about what they are airing.  Presumably it’s tomorrow’s ceremony.  The first airing is at 10:00 p.m. Saturday evening, and is listed as a one hour program.  The second airing is at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning, but this is shown as a two hour program.  The remaining airings are at 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, and at 2:00 a.m. in the wee hours of Monday morning.

If anyone can clarify this, please comment.

There will also be three airings of “First Over There,” with Matthew Davenport discussing his book by that title, regarding the Battle of Cantigny, the first American military victory of the Great War.  Airings are at 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, and 1:00 a.m and 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning.


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.