Opening today at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City is the exhibit “Wacht im Osten,” or “Watch in the East.”  The exhibit includes photographs and paper items related to the Eastern European front of the war.  Today’s Kansas City Star features an article about the exhibit:

I had a chance to get a couple of sneak peeks in this past week, and I can tell you that it’s another exhibit that speaks to the richness of the Museum’s collections.  One can find the exhibit on the lower level of the Museum outside the Edward Jones Research Center.

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.