(Blogger’s Note:  No more tickets are available for the February 25th performance.  There appears to be enough interest to schedule a second performance, and they are looking into it.  You may wish to contact them to let them know of your interest in attending a second performance.  If and when it is scheduled, we will have a fresh post announcing it.)

The issue of women’s suffrage was prominent in the WWI-era, and on February 25th, the Mid-America Freedom Band will perform a concert at the National World War I Museum and Memorial on this very subject.  Included will be selections from The Suffrage Song Book, which was published in Topeka in 1909.

For more information about the concert, including how to purchase tickets, click here:  http://www.freedomband.com/2017/09/votes-for-women.html

To see The Suffrage Song Book, click here:  http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/204064


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.