The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has organized World War I Social Media Day on April 11.  Throughout the day on Twitter, Facebook, websites, and Instagram various organizations will have stories to tell about the Great War.

Participating in the program are the Smithsonian museums, Presidential libraries, the National Park Service, English Heritage, National Archives, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and  . . . the Kansas Historical Society!

The KHS presentation will come at 5:30 p.m CT, and focuses on artifacts in the exhibit, “Captured:  The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes.”

For the full schedule of events, click 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.