We do like to try to present suggestions that libraries, museums, and other organizations can use for their group.  Often it’s just easy to present what others around the country are doing for the Centennial.

In this case, we go to the Bridgeton Public Library in New Jersey, which has assembled an exhibit of letters from native sons describing conditions.  This should be an easy one for many organizations scratching around for ideas.  Click here.

Just a reminder:  whatever programs and exhibits you may do, please keep us informed here!


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.