One hundred years ago in Kansas, July 3-7, 1917.

July 3, 1917

July 7, 1917

  • Iris Calderhead, daughter of W.A. Calderhead, former Kansas Congressman, was sentenced to three days in the workhouse for taking part in a suffrage demonstration in front of the White House.


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.