A reminder that on Friday, February 10, 2017, Lora Vogt, Curator of Education for the National World War I Museum and Memorial, will speak on “Make Way for Democracy!:  African Americans In World War I,” at the Kansas Museum of History (Kansas Historical Society) in Topeka.  The talk is at 6:30 p.m. in the Museum classrooms. Learn more by visiting our Upcoming Events page.

The talk is based on The National World War I Museum’s online exhibit about African Americans in World War I.  Click Here to see the online exhibit.

Just a note that the January 13th talk that was postponed due to the threat of inclement weather will be rescheduled.  As a reminder, that talk is as follows:

Charlie Pautler, museum director, Shawnee Town presents “The U.S. Doughboy Over There:  What He Carried and What He Dragged Home.” The program explores the material trappings of the U.S. soldier in WWI by examining original uniforms and equipment. The typical U.S. soldier brought back souvenirs from his time at the front, which will also be highlighted and discu

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.