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Freedom Riders is the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of white and black volunteers who risked being jailed, beaten, or killed riding a bus into the Deep South.... details>>
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of the South's heroes so that future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern... details>>
Enjoy spring living history activities such as cookstove and blacksmith demonstrations, and a stagecoach ride (ground and weather conditions permitting). $6/adults, $4/ages... 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 >>