It’s not exactly the same as posting here, but we knew it wasn’t necessary to go to New Jersey to find local examples of recognizing the Great War Centennial.

On April 16 the Lawrence Journal-World began recalling the reactions in that city 100 years ago.  Here’s a link to the page that will take you to the initial eight articles:

We’re trying to watch for other newspapers in Kansas doing the same thing, and we’re happy to recognize them.  If your local paper isn’t doing something similar, perhaps you should drop a few hints.

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.