We’ll put in a good word for this upcoming program at the National World War I Museum and MemorialCherie Kelly gave this entertaining and informative talk at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka back on June 10th, and we heartily recommend it.  If you’re in the Kansas City area on the 18th, it’s certainly worth your time.

In the Know:  Animals of the Allies
Sunday, September 18th, 2:00 p.m.
National World War I Museum & Memorial

How did a German pup from No Man’s Land become a Hollywood superstar? Why was Lathrop, Mo., critical to the war effort? How did a pigeon named Cher Ami become a major war hero? If you’re a little fuzzy on facts about winged and four-legged friends, you should join School Programs Manager Cherie Kelly for a family-friendly talk about the importance of animals in the war. FREE with RSVP

And if you think Winnipeg is just a city in Canada, you’ll find out otherwise with this talk.




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.