Back to shilling for the National World War I Museum and Memorial.  This Saturday, September 10th, the Museum will hold one of its reading sessions for children that can involve the whole family.

This week, the focus is on the American poet, e.e. cummings.  This is one of those things the Museum does well, and one of those programs that other organizations, perhaps libraries in particular, can steal some ideas.  One connection to WWI is by taking a look at literary figures that in turn have a connection to the war.  Of late, the Museum has had programs that focus on J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

If you’re in the Kansas City area this Saturday this may be a good program to attend, and if you haven’t seen the Museum before, take it all in.

Story Time:  Enormous Smallness
Saturday, Sept. 10, 11:00 a.m.
National World War I Museum & Memorial

Did you know e.e. cummings served in Paris in the Ambulance Corps in World War I? Join Museum educators for a family-friendly craft session and reading of this children’s story by Matthew Burgess about the life, work and legacy of the whimsical poet. FREE with RSVP | J.C. Nichols Auditorium Lobby


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.