Events / Quantrill's Raid Talk by Katie Armitage


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Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, noon – 1 p.m.

Did you know that the Eldridge Hotel where Lawrence Central Rotary holds our weekly meetings was burned and destroyed during Quantrill’s Raid in 1863, but what happened to the guests who were staying there? You may be surprised to learn that most of them escaped harm. Provost Marshall Alexander Banks, a hotel guest, called out to Quantrill to allow guests to leave before the hotel was burned, and they were escorted to the City Hotel for safekeeping during the raid.

At Lawrence Central Rotary’s Wednesday, August 21st meeting local historian and author of “Lawrence Survivors of
Quantrill’s Raid” Katie Armitage will present a talk about this horrific event and explain what happened to the Eldridge Hotel guests, on the exact one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the raid, August 21, 2013.

Please join the Lawrence Central Rotary and the Eldridge Hotel for this special event in the Crystal Ballroom at noon to approximately 1pm for this special presentation.

We have planned a buffet lunch that includes coffee, tea, or water for those who wish to partake for the cost of $12 (includes, tax and tip.)

If you plan to attend please RSVP to lawrencecentralrotary@gmail...