Topeka – Kansas Museum of History – Museum After Hours

Join us for this special Museum After Hours program series, 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. The programs complement the Kansas Museum of History’s special exhibit, Captured:  The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes, and are held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of World War I. The Museum will be open until 6:30 p.m., admission is half price after 5 p.m. The Museum Store will also be open until 6:30 p.m.

Chris Cantwell, assistant professor of history, University of Missouri, Kansas City presents “Doughboys and Doughnut Girls: The Salvation Army and WWI.”

6:30 – 8 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017
We have to add this little tidbit from the Topeka Daily Capital for Sunday, January 18, 1920.
Topekans Now Consume 50,000 a Week.
Made popular by the service boys during the war, Topekans were eating one for every resident each week!

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.