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Archive for Saturday, August 18, 2001

Events mark raid anniversary

August 18, 2001

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Here's a list of events commemorating the anniversary of Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence.

Today

"Walking Tour: Quantrill's Raid," a tour of the path of Quantrill's raid by Steve Jansen, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Lawrence HIstory is an avocation of Barbara Watkins and Dennis
Domer, co-editors of a massive book of historical essays about
Lawrence.

Lawrence HIstory is an avocation of Barbara Watkins and Dennis Domer, co-editors of a massive book of historical essays about Lawrence.

"The Ravine and the Raid," a walking tour of the ravine in Buford M. Watson Jr. Park, led by Katie Armitage, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., meet at gazebo in the park, Seventh and Kentucky streets. Light breakfast served.

"Ride With the Devil," 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., Visitor Information Center, Union Pacific Depot, 401 N. Second. Free.

"Horse-Drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid-Related Sites," led by educator-historian Paul Stuewe, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., meet at Eldridge Hotel, Seventh and Massachusetts streets.

Tour of Lecompton Historical Capital, 1 p.m., Territorial Capital Museum, Lecompton.

"Behind the Scenes with Mary Todd Lincoln," actress Marlene Katz portrays President Lincoln's wife, 1:30 p.m.-2 :30 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, Seventh and Massachusetts streets.

"Widows, Orphans and Survivors of Quantrill's Raid," a slide show by Katie Armitage, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, Seventh and Massachusetts streets.

Period music, 8 p.m., Hobbs Park, 10th and Delaware streets.

Camp re-enactment, 9 p.m., Brook Creek Park, 13th and Brook streets.

Sunday

Camp re-enactment breakfast, 7 a.m.-7:45 a.m., Brook Creek Park, 13th and Brook streets.

"Horse-Drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid-Related Sites," led by Paul Stuewe, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., meet at Eldridge Hotel, Seventh and Massachusetts streets.

Tour of Lecompton Historical Capital, 1 p.m., Territorial Capital Museum, Lecompton.

"Ride With the Devil," 2 p.m., Visitor Information Center, Union Pacific Depot, 401 N. Second.

"Untold Stories of Quantrill's Raid," by Martha Parker, director of Clinton Lake Museum, 2 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

"Bus Tour: Retracing Quantrill's Raiders," led by Katie Armitage, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., meet at Elridge Hotel, Seventh and Massachusetts streets.

"Douglas County: Symbolic Birthplace of the Civil War," talk on the Missouri-Kansas border wars by Steve Jansen, director of Watkins Community Museum of History, Tim Rues, curator of Constitution Hall in Lecompton, and Paul Bahnmaier of the Lecompton Historical Society, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Walking procession to Oak Hill Cemetery, 8 a.m., Brook Creek Park, 13th and Brook streets.

Dedication ceremony for the Murphy-Bromelsick house in Hobbs Park, 5 p.m., Hobbs Park, 10th and Delaware streets.

Tuesday

"Walking Tour: Quantrill's Raid," by Steve Jansen, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Bus tour of Quantrill's raid sites and wreath laying at Pioneer Cemetery, led by Katie Armitage, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., meet at Eldridge Hotel, Seventh and Massachusetts streets.

"138th Anniversary of Quantrill's Raid," talk by Steve Jansen about the events leading up to Quantrill's raid, 7:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Candlelight vigil to remember victims of Quantrill's raid, 8:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Wednesday

"Civil War Weapons," by Steve Jansen, 2 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Through October

"Reflections of the War: Women and Their Civil War Quilts," through October, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

"Lawrence: Free State Fortress," a docudrama about Lawrence's history, through October, Lawrence Visitor Center, Union Pacific Depot, 401 N. Second. Free.

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