The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has scheduled talks and exhibits in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending the fighting in World War I.  These are scheduled for October through January 2019.

Modern Weapons in World War I.  Dr. Mark Hull of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College will talk on the subject of weapons introduced in World War I.  The talk is in Marvin Auditorium 101A at the Library at 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 5th.

-Treaty of Versailles.  Dr. Nathan Land from the University of Kansas History Department will talk on the effects of the treaty that ended World War I.  The Talk is in the Library’s Sabatini Gallery at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 13th.

Kansans Go to War.  The impact of World War I on Kansas through images and stories from the library’s collection.  Opens in the Sabatini Gallery October 1st and runs through December 9th.

-Over There:  Americans Abroad in World War I.  A traveling exhibit from the National Archives showcasing World War I military photography.  Opens in the Sabatini Gallery November 9th and runs through January 6th, 2019.

-Over There Opening Reception.  For the above exhibit, Friday, November 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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.