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Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from... details>>
Our highly popular Art of Conversation series--a partnership between the Watkins and the Lawrence Arts Center--continues with a special event!
Final Friday will feature a... details>>
Join us for Park Day 2017! On April 1, 2017 volunteers across the country will join together to preserve Civil War battlefields and historic sites. You can pitch in for... details>>
2/24/2017 9:00:00 AM | Topeka, KS
Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes
Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>
2/24/2017 5:30:00 PM | Lawrence, KS
Breaking the Ice: Lawrence, the Soviet Union, and Peace
In the 1980's, Lawrence became a city of peace as residents initiated a campaign to ease tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States and end the Cold War. Now you can experience this exciting local history at the opening celebration of our new exhibit, "Breaking the Ice: Lawrence, the Soviet Union, and Peace."
This Final Friday, come hear insights into these events from key people involved and KU historians of the Cold War, view the exhibit, and enjoy refreshments!...details >>