This is a “twofer”–two subjects for the post of one!

The Kansas Museums Association will hold its Annual Meeting at Fort Leavenworth November 2nd through the 4th.  On Thursday afternoon the 3rd, a roundtable session will be held from 3:30 to 5:00 on “Commemorating WWI in Kansas.”  Led by Kansas Museum of History Director Mary Madden, it will also include Bethany College Professor Tom Jorsch and Kansas Museum of History Curator Blair Tarr.  We hope it will also be attended by people looking for ideas on how to commemorate the war and perhaps bring some ideas to the table.


Just a word about this site.  We do encourage others to post articles on WWI, as long as the subject or the writer has a Kansas connection.  Anybody who wishes to post can get set up by contacting Adrienne Landry Dunavin at .

We also encourage readers to expand on subjects posted here, even offer rebuttals.  Exchanging information is certainly a mission of this site!

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.