Coming on October 6th on Sunflower Journeys, a production of PBS station KTWU in Topeka:

Episode 2903 – Remembering WWI – 100 Years Later (Premieres 10/6/16)

We visit the Kansas State Historical Society and see an exhibit centered on James Clark Hughes, who had a personal collection of materials related to his wartime experiences; then we learn about the artwork of war, where collections of printed illustrations were used to tell the story of WWI to citizens back home; and in our Plains People segment, we meet Doran Cart, the senior curator at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo, and watch him prepare a new exhibit.

Sunflower Journeys airs on KTWU, Channel 11 in Topeka, on Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Friday at 2:30 p.m., and Saturday at 5:30 p.m.  It also airs on KCPT in Kansas City, KPTS in Wichita, and Smoky Hills Public Television in western Kansas.  Check your local listings.

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.