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Lucile Bluford played a key role in the elimination of the country's "separate but equal" doctrine. Though losing a legal battle for admission to MU's graduate program in... details>>
Learn how to preserve and document military artifacts that veterans carried home, including uniforms, medals, letters, and photographs. Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Scott... details>>
Lee Ward, owner of the museum Funeral History in Independence, will discuss how pre-Civil War attitudes and history of enslaved blacks has influenced the black funeral. We... details>>
3/21/2013 10:00:00 AM | Olathe, KS
Spring Break Living History
Enjoy spring activities on the farm. Visit the blacksmith, see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's cookstove and play old-fashioned outdoor games. Stagecoach rides will be offered, weather and ground conditions permitting.
$6 adults/$4 ages 5-11. $1 off for Olathe residents....details >>
3/21/2013 7:00:00 PM | Leavenworth, KS
You Can't Get There from Here: Riverboats, Railroads, and the Development of the West
This presentation explores the crucial role that steam-powered transportation played in the opening of the American west. First the steamboat, and then the steam-powered locomotive, made possible the exploitation of the Great Plains. Each left a mark on the American cultural landscape that remains to this day.
Presenter, Christopher R. Gabel earned his PhD from Ohio State in 1981 and has been on the faculty of the Command and General Staff College since 1983....details >>