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Archive for Sunday, August 4, 2002

Activities range from mud forts to historical lectures

August 4, 2002

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Here is a rundown of the Civil War on the Western Frontier activities, with presenters' names and contact numbers:

Aug. 11: "Kids, Let's Build a Mud Fort! Day 1," by Debbie Hadl-Kelley, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 832-7940. Reservations are required through Lawrence Parks and Recreation. $15 a team, includes both days.

More information on Civil War on the Western Frontier can be found at civilwardays.ljworld.com, www.dchsks.org/about/news.htm and www.visitlawrence.com.

Aug. 12: "Kids, Let's Build a Mud Fort! Day 2," by Hadl-Kelley, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Constant Park, Fifth and Tennessee, 832-7940. Reservations are required through Lawrence Parks and Recreation. $15 a team, includes both days.

Aug. 13: "The Doctors and How They Fought," by Dr. Hershel and Jacqueline Stroud, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833. Free.

Aug. 15: "It Happened Here," by Don Coldsmith, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 843-3833. Free.

Aug. 15-30: "Forget Me Not: Victorian Hairwork," exhibit of hairwork jewelry, hairwork wreaths and hair scrapbooks, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., 841-4109. Free.

Aug. 17: Civil War Artillery Camp and Firing, by Battery B, 3rd Kansas Frontier Brigade, all day, Constant Park. Free.

"Walking Tour: Quantrill's Raid," by Steve Jansen, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, reservations required, 841-4109. $10.

"Horse-Drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," by Paul Stuewe, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Eldridge Hotel, reservations required, 749-5011. $15.

"Underground Railroad Tour," by Tolly Wildcat, Wayne Wildcat and Judy Sweets, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, reservations required, 842-3154. $10.

"Ride With the Devil," Ang Lee's film starring Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich and Jeffrey Wright, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Lawrence Visitor Information Center, 402 N. Second St., 865-4499. Free.

"Tour of Lecompton Territorial Capital," by Lecompton Historical Society, 1 p.m., Territorial Capital Museum, Lecompton, (785) 887-6285. Free.

"It Haunts Me Day and Night: The Baxter Springs Massacre," by Matt Matthews, 2 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 841-4109. Free.

"Horse-drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," by Paul Stuewe, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, reservations required, 749-5011. $15.

"Picnic at the Blue Jacket Crossing," by Mary Gage, 4 p.m., 1273 E. 1900 Road, Eudora, 838-9955. Free.

"Evolution of the Kansas Redlegs," by Matt Matthews, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 841-4109. Free.

Aug. 18: "Civil War Artillery Camp and Firing," by Battery B, 3rd Kansas Frontier Brigade, through mid-day, Constant Park. Free.

"Horse-drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," by Paul Stuewe, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, reservations required, 749-5011. $15.

"Tour of Lecompton Territorial Capital," by Lecompton Historical Society, 1 p.m., Territorial Capital Museum, Lecompton, (785) 887-6285. Free.

"Untold Stories of Quantrill's Raid," by Martha Parker, 1 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 841-4109. Free.

"Ride With the Devil," Ang Lee film starring Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich and Jeffrey Wright, 1:30 p.m., Lawrence Visitor Information Center, 865-4499. Free.

"Douglas County Symbolic Birthplace of the Civl War," by Steve Jansen, Tim Rues and Paul Bahnmaier, 2:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 841-4109. Free.

"Horse-drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," by Paul Stuewe, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, reservations required, 749-5011. $15.

"Sister True, Join Us Too: Women in the Free State Struggle," by Barbara Brackman, 7:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 841-4109. Free.

Aug. 19: "Lane the Jayhawker and Quantrill the Bushwacker," by Steve Jansen, 7:30 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 841-4109. Free.

Aug. 20: "Lawrence, Kansas 1863: The Night Before the Raid," by Steven Jansen, 7:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 841-4109. Free.

Aug. 21: "Walking Tour: Quantrill's Raid," by Steve Jansen, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, reservations required, 841-4109. $10.

"Spinning and Weaving Demonstration," by Regina Shaver, noon-2 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 841-4109. Free.

"Living History of Civil War Sweethearts," by Maryanne Shutler, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 841-4109. Free.

"139th Anniversary of Quantrill's Raid," by Steve Jansen, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 841-4109. Free.

"Candlelight Vigil," by Watkins Community Museum of History, 8:45 p.m., Pioneer Cemetery, Kansas University-West Campus, 841-4109. Free.

Aug. 23: "Maggie Herrington: Child of the 1860s," by John Jewell, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 841-4109. Free.

Aug. 24: "Horse-drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," by Paul Stuewe, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Eldridge Hotel, reservations required, 749-5011. $15.

"Ride With the Devil," Ang Lee film starring Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich and Jeffrey Wright, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Lawrence Visitor Information Center, 865-4499. Free.

"Remembrance and Hope: Victorian Hairwork," by Leila Cohoon, 1 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 841-4109. Free.

"Horse-drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," by Paul Stuewe, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, reservations required, 749-5011. $15.

Aug. 25: "Horse-drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," by Paul Stuewe, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, reservations required, 749-5011. $15.

"Ride With the Devil," Ang Lee film starring Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich and Jeffrey Wright, 1:30 p.m., Lawrence Visitor Information Center, 865-4499. Free.

"Quantrill's Raid Bus Tour," by Tolly Wildcat and Wayne Wildcat, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 842-3154. $10.

"Horse-drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," by Paul Stuewe, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, reservations required, 749-5011. $15.

Ongoing: "Lawrence Free State Fortress," 25-minute docudrama about Lawrence's history, Lawrence Visitor Information Center, 865-4499. Free.

"Lawrence, Kansas 1863," interactive computer exhibit, Watkins Community Museum of History, 841-4109. Free.

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