The follow-up to the Belgian Relief Flour post is to turn your eyes once again toward Kansas City, should you happen to be there on the evening of September 20th.  Hoover biographer George Nash of Harvard University will be at the National World War I Museum and Memorial that evening to talk about Hoover’s relief efforts during and after World War I.  The event is co-sponsored by the Museum  and the National Archives Branch of Kansas City–which, by the way, is another great research source in this area.

Herbert Hoover: The Great Humanitarian
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
National World War I Museum & Memorial

Did you know before Herbert Hoover became the president of the United States, he was known as “The Great Humanitarian,” due to his creation of the Commission of Relief during World War I? Join us for an evening of spirited conversation as we welcome leading Herbert Hoover authority and historian, George H. Nash, where he will discuss Hoover’s unprecedented international relief efforts that fed millions of Europeans during and after World War I. Nash is a revered independent scholar who has published widely on Hoover and American political history and was the 2008 recipient of the annual Richard M. Weaver Prize. Presented in conjunction with The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919 exhibition and in partnership with National Archives at Kansas City.
FREE with RSVP | J.C. Nichols Auditorium
Please bring a food donation for Harvesters to be collected at door.


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.