Since 2013 the National World War I Museum and Memorial has held a symposium in the first weekend in November.  This is an excellent way to learn more about the war; I will recommend it for the speakers that they bring in.

2016 Symposium, “1916: Total War,” is on November 4-5, and we’ll make this post now because the early bird registration for it is due October 1, a chance for you to save a little money.  Click here for more info.

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.