The time is coming for the annual WWI Symposium at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.  It is scheduled for November 1 – 3, and we give notice of it now because the early bird deadline for registering is coming up — September 24.

The subject this year is 1918:  Crucible of War.

These have been excellent symposia in the past, and well worth attending.  For more information, see the link below:



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.