A WWI Armistice Centennial Commemoration will take place at the Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth at 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 2nd.  The event is sponsored by the Leavenworth County Historical Society with support from Humanities Kansas.

A presentation will be made by Jonathan Casey, Archivist of the National World War I Museum and Memorial.  A photo presentation will be made by the Army National Guard 35th Infantry Division and a World War I memorabilia exhibit.

An RSVP with the Leavenworth County Historical Society by October 29th (yes, that’s today–plead ignorance, that’s our excuse for posting it now.)  For more information, please contact Lisa Weakley at 913 / 682-7759  http://leavenworthhistory.org


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.