If you get a chance to be in Kansas City any evening now until Armistice Day (November 11), stop by the National World War I Museum and Memorial and see the north wall and tower bathed in poppies along with historic film footage every 30 minutes.  Best way to describe it is to show it, courtesy of the Kansas City Star:


For the rest of the week, the show begins at 6:00 p.m. and runs until 1:00 a.m. each evening.  (It started at 7:00 p.m. the first two days, then changed to 6:00 p.m. due to a little thing called Standard Time.)  You might check the weather report before heading there; the program projecting the poppies will be paused if there is inclement weather.

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.