If you are in the Kansas City area this Sunday (January 8th) and have a yearning for some World War I Living History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial will be the place to be.  Living History will be going on all day, with a talk at 2:00 p.m. CT on how to become a living historian (aside from “keep breathing.”)

Sunday, Jan. 8, All Day

Day in the Life: Soldier’s Burden

The Living History Volunteer Corps will be on site to share stories of the Great War era and make history come to life! The Living History volunteers will focus on the burden on soldiers during the war. Free to the public.

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2 p.m.

In the Know: Being a Living Historian

Looking to learn and volunteer for the new year? Do you ever wonder what it is like being a Living History Volunteer at the National World War I Museum and Memorial? Join us for a very special In the Know event where Living History Volunteers give you a behind-the-scenes look at this experience. Learn all about the Corps, how to become a living history volunteer and ask questions. FREE with RSVP | J.C. Nichols Auditorium Lobby

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.