This Friday and Saturday (September 21 and 22), the Haskell Indian Nations University at Lawrence will honor the legacy of those who served the country.  The program will recreate the 1926 dedication of the Haskell Arch and Stadium–the first tribal World War I memorial.

For more information and a listing of events–and there’s a lot of good information here–use this link:

Earlier this week, Jancita Warrington, director of the Haskell Cultural Center, and Jonathan Casey, director of the Edward Jones Research Center and archives at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, were interviewed on Steve Kraske’s program, Up to Date. on KCUR-FM in Kansas City.  We have a link to the program here; the Haskell interview starts at 27:10.  The first part of the program is an interview with a candidate for governor in Kansas; we post the disclaimer that this is in no way an endorsement of the candidate.  It’s just that the poster is too clumsy to figure out how to cut him out of the interview!





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.