James Patton’s post, Tipperary Lives On, prompts a reminder of a temporary exhibit at the National World War I Museum and Memorial from a few years ago, and is now an online exhibit.  “Harmonies on the Homefront” was originally shown in Memory Hall at the Museum.  It’s another one of those ideas that might inspire someone at one of the many organizations around the state.  It’s always good to get something of the popular culture of the time in one’s exhibits.



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.