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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>>
"Railroad Empire Across the Heartland: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's 1867 Westward Journey Through Kansas" by John Charlton, photographer, Kansas Geological Survey.... details>>
Open House Social featuring interesting things found at the museum. details>>
Host: Clenece Hills
Guests: Dee Miller, author of Just Following Orders, Escape from Guerilla Warfare in 1863 – about Order #11, and
Steve Nowak, executive... 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 >>