John Tibbetts, assistant professor of theater and film at Kansas University, will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Douglas County Historical Society.
The meeting will be held Thursday at the Lawrence Country Club, 400 County Club Ter.
A social hour will be held at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m..
Tibbetts' talk, titled, "Frauds, Fanatics and Outlaws: Hollywood and Bleeding Kansas," will focus on movies about the Civil War era in this area.
Tibbetts will talk about the new film "Ride With the Devil," which is taken from a novel by one-time Lawrence resident Daniel Woodrell.
While the novel is principally concerned with the wandering and conflicts of bushwhackers in Missouri, William Quantrill's raid on Lawrence is included.
The raid was conducted Aug. 21, 1863.
The director of "Ride With the Devil" used the largely abandoned town of Pattonsburg, Mo., to depict Lawrence.
Deadline for reservations is 4 p.m. today. For more information, call the Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum of History at 841-4109.