Learn about "When Kings Reigned" at 2018 Living River Festival

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area News Release

Jim Ogle
Executive Director
(785) 856-3635

Julie McPike
Managing Director
(785) 856-5283

Barbara Higgins-Dover
Director, Kansas Riverkings Museum

Sonia J. Smith
Communications and Marketing Manager
(785) 856-5304

Learn about When Kings Reigned at 2018 Living River Festival

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area is hosting a screening of When Kings Reigned, a documentary about the men who lived and fished commercially between 1870-1970, in Lawrence, Kansas. The film includes information about two African American fishermen, well-known in Lawrence, Abe and Jake Washington.

The screening is being held Sunday, July 22, from 3-5 p.m., at the Carnegie Building, where Freedom's Frontier has offices, 200 W 9th Street, in Lawrence, Kansas. The screening is followed by a question and answer session.

Sunday's event is part of the three-day 2018 Living River Festival. The festival is a celebration of the human-river connection in Lawrence. Other festival events:

Friday, July 20: Mariott Springhill Suites Ballroom, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence -
When Kings Reigned film screening, and 2018 Living River Festival Opening Reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday July 21: Kansas Riverkings Museum/Mariott Springhill Suite, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence - Activity tables, poetry, music, presentations, oral history recordings, and more, 1-5 p.m.

View the official trailer for When Kings Reigned, get more information about the Kansas Riverkings Museum, and download a flier for the 2018 Living River Festival here.



Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area has more than 200 partner sites in a 41-county region of eastern Kansas and western Missouri. More than 150 of those partner organization have historic forts and battlefields; historic houses; museums and archives; artifacts and documents; parks and nature trails. Other partners are convention visitor and tourism bureaus. All of the partners help to present stories of the shaping of the frontier, the Missouri-Kansas Border War and the enduring struggle for freedom.

Learn more about all of the sites by visiting www.freedomsfrontier.org, and clicking on "Places to See". There is also a historic timeline, and an events calendar. Visitors to the website can request a map online, or send an email to information@freedomsfrontier.org.

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About Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Location: 41 counties in Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri

Area: 31,021 square miles, approximately the size of South Carolina

Population: 2,883,526 (2017 estimate)

Established: October 12, 2006

Counties involved
Kansas – Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clay, Coffey, Crawford, Douglas, Franklin, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Labette, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, Montgomery, Neosho, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Wilson, Woodson, Wyandotte

Missouri – Barton, Bates, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray, St. Clair, Vernon

Website: www.freedomsfrontier.org

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