Thanks to the National World War I Museum and Memorial, I return to New Jersey and the Great War sooner than expected.

We tend to forget that since we rejected the Treaty of Versailles, a separate peace had to be negotiated, and wasn’t accomplished until 1921.  I’d advise that you keep July 2, 2021 open for the big celebration.


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.