For those of you that are in the Kansas City area this weekend, there are a couple of events at the National World War I Museum and Memorial that may be of interest.

On Saturday, a family event–Story Time:

Saturday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m.

Story Time: FArTHER

Join Museum educators for this family-friendly event, where we will craft and read Grahame Baker-Smith’s captivating and beautiful illustrated WWI-era story about a son and his father’s dreams of flying. Participants can create a simple wood model biplane afterward. RSVP requested, $4 for craft | J.C. Nichols Auditorium Lobby

And for those of you who still haven’t had enough of Presidential politics, a chance to see how it was done 100 years ago with committee member Dennis Cross:

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.

In the Know: Razor-Thin Victory: 1916 Presidential Campaign

Join Dennis Cross for this timely In the Know as we look at the tight race between Woodrow Wilson and Charles Evans Hughes in the presidential election of 1916. When he was first elected in 1912, Wilson commented to a friend “it would be the irony of fate if my administration had to deal chiefly with foreign affairs.” Four years later fate had intervened, and he was running for re-election on the slogan “He Kept Us Out of War.”
FREE with RSVP | 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.