We’re now well into the Centennial of the Great War, but it’s still worth noting the Christmas Truce of 1914, and directing you to resources about it.  The National World War I Museum and Memorial has an online exhibit dedicated to it:  https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/exhibitions/online-exhibitions/christmastruce

Mentioned in an earlier post is “Christmas in the Trenches,” sung by the folk singer John McCutcheon.  See here:

Returning to the National World War I Museum and Memorial, please be aware of their annual day after Christmas–okay, Boxing Day–event, The Truce Tournament:  https://www.theworldwar.org/truce-tournament-2016


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.