This coming weekend CSPAN3 will broadcast two of the talks delivered at the recent symposium at the National World War I Museum and Memorial.  If you were unable to attend or wish to hear the talks again, this is your opportunity.

First up is Paul Jankowski’s talk, “The Myths of Verdun,” which will air Saturday afternoon, December 3rd at 1:00 p.m. CT.  It will be rebroadcast Sunday morning, December 4th at 5:00 a.m. CT.  Jankowski is the Raymond Ginger Professor of History at Brandeis University.

Immediately after Jankowski’s talk is “1916:  The Air War,” by John M. Curatola.  Specifically, it will air Saturday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. CT and Sunday morning at 6:05 a.m. CT.  Curatola is an Associate Professor of  History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.

Both are good talks and well worth your time.

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.