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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>>
3/29/2017 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 >>
3/29/2017 7:00:00 PM | Shawnee, KS
Speakeasy Society Program - The Art Deco Movement
he 1920s was witness to one of the most admired art movements in modern history– Art Deco – which still influences design today.
Learn about it and its influence on Kansas City’s built environment while sipping a Prohibition cocktail and sampling light, 1920s styled hors d’oeuvres.
You’re welcome to come in your best 1920s glad rags!
“Password” required, please phone for reservations and to get the password, (913) 248-2360
This event is free and open to the public!...details >>