James Whitfield was a member of the National World War I Centennial Committee, and as such, was asked to serve on the Kansas Centennial Committee as well.  We regret to note that Jim Whitfield passed away on December 6th at the age of 90.

We take time to express our sympathies and condolences to his family and friends.  Please note the biography on the National website:



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.