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Civil War tributes fill weekend

August 17, 2002

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Civil War on the Western Frontier gets into high gear this weekend. The events include educational lectures, horse-drawn trolley tours, Civil War re-enactments and at picnic at Blue Jacket Crossing.

Today

The Hobbs Park Memorial and Murphy/Bromelsick house will be open as
part of the Civil War on the Western Frontier activities. The
memorial, 10th and Delaware streets, is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The monument was home to John
Speer, who published the first newspaper in Lawrence. During
Quantrill's raid on Aug. 21, 1863, one band of raiders swept
through Hobbs Park and set fire to the home. Speer's wife,
Elizabeth, (according to records) put out the fire with her bare
hands. Tragically, the Speers lost two sons, who were murdered by
the raiders.

The Hobbs Park Memorial and Murphy/Bromelsick house will be open as part of the Civil War on the Western Frontier activities. The memorial, 10th and Delaware streets, is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The monument was home to John Speer, who published the first newspaper in Lawrence. During Quantrill's raid on Aug. 21, 1863, one band of raiders swept through Hobbs Park and set fire to the home. Speer's wife, Elizabeth, (according to records) put out the fire with her bare hands. Tragically, the Speers lost two sons, who were murdered by the raiders.

Civil War Artillery Camp and Firing, by Battery B, 3rd Kansas Frontier Brigade, all day, Constant Park, Fifth and Tennessee streets.

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

Festival of Butterflies 2002, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, Mo.

"Horse-Drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," by Paul Stuewe, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. St.

Hobbs Park Memorial and Murphy/Bromelsick open house, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 10th and Delaware streets.

"Underground Railroad Tour," by Tolly Wildcat, Wayne Wildcat and Judy Sweets, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. St.

"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.

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

"Back to School," museum tour, 1:30 p.m., Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.

"It Haunts Me Day and Night: The Baxter Springs Massacre," by Matt Matthews, 2 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. St.

"Horse-drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," by Paul Stuewe, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. St.

"Picnic at the Blue Jacket Crossing," by Mary Gage, 4 p.m., 1273 E. 1900 Road.

Abdallah Shrine Rodeo, pre-show at 7 p.m. and main rodeo at 7:30 p.m., Kemper Arena, 1800 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.

"Evolution of the Kansas Redlegs," by Matt Matthews, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. St.

Cordelia Brown at the Piano, 8 p.m., The Lodge, 502 Ames, Baldwin.

"Back to the Egg," 10-minute plays, 8 p.m., old Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth.

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," 8 p.m., American Heartland Theatre Co., Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

Lawrence Barn Dance Assn. dance, 8 p.m., Woodlawn School, 508 Elm.

Duck Warner Project, 8 p.m., The Blue Room, The American Jazz Museum, 18th and Vine streets, Kansas City, Mo.

"Rocky Horror Show Live!" 8 p.m. and midnight, Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Central, Kansas City, Mo.

Sunday

"Civil War Artillery Camp and Firing," by Battery B, 3rd Kansas Frontier Brigade, through mid-day, Constant Park, Fifth and Tennessee streets.

Festival of Butterflies 2002, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, Mo.

Hobbs Park Memorial and Murphy/Bromelsick open house, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 10th and Delaware streets.

"Horse-drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," by Paul Stuewe, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. St.

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

"Untold Stories of Quantrill's Raid," by Martha Parker, 1 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. St.

"Ride With the Devil," Ang Lee film starring Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich and Jeffrey Wright, 1:30 p.m., Lawrence Visitor Information Center, 402 N. Second St.

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," 2 p.m., American Heartland Theatre Co., Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

"Douglas County Symbolic Birthplace of the Civil War," by Steve Jansen, Tim Rues and Paul Bahnmaier, 2:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass St.

"Horse-drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," by Paul Stuewe, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass St.

"Some Like it Hot," film, 7 p.m., Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss.

"Sister True, Join Us Too: Women in the Free State Struggle," by Barbara Brackman, 7:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. St.

Alicia Keys, 7:30 p.m., Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, Mo.

"Back to the Egg," 10-minute plays, 8 p.m., old Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth, 843-2787.

Swing dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., with salsa and swing lessons from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Dance Academy, 1117 Mass.

Ongoing

Mini train and carousel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Topeka Zoo, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka.

"Geometric Abstractions: Quilts 1870 to 1990 from the Collection," through Sunday, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.

"From Reservation to Corporate Office: A Donation of Southwest Art," through Sunday, Museum of Anthropology, Spooner Hall, KU.

"Rodin's Obsession: The Gates of Hell," through Aug. 25, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, 701 Beach Lane, Manhattan.

"Early Us in Africa," through Aug. 25, Museum of Anthropology, Spooner Hall, KU.

"Forget Me Not: Victorian Hairwork," through Aug. 30, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

ACAAK Artists Postcards Exhibition, through Aug. 30, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

"The Photo Show," works by the Lawrence Photo Alliance, through Aug. 30, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

"Catch the Rays," exhibit featuring stingrays, through Aug. 31, Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Mo.

"One Nation," by Sticks of Thunder, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, City Stage theater, through Aug. 31, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

"2002 Foto Loco Exhibit," featuring photographs of Hiratsuka, Japan, through Aug. 31, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

"Fish, Flower and Flying Things: Nature at the Spencer Museum," through Sept. 1, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.

"Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues and other Icons," through Sept. 1, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

"Jurassic Garden," through Sept. 2, Powell Gardens, east of Lone Jack, Mo., on U.S. Highway 50, Kingville, Mo.

"Hubble Telescope: New Views of the Universe," through Sept. 2, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

"Night Life/Day Trips: Paintings by Ellen Pearce" and "Rhett Johnson: Beyond Lost," through Sept. 8, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Blvd., St. Joseph, Mo.

"Many More Things People Collect," through Sept. 15, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 474-8444.

"Summer Skies," planetarium show, through Sept. 20, Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

Amazing Bugs Corn Maze, Pendleton's, through Sept. 29, 1446 E. 1850 Road.

"Ultimate X," on Extreme Screen, through Sept. 30, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

"Till Freiwald," through Oct. 6, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

"Drawing Figures," through Oct. 20, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.

"Corinthian Hall: An American Palace on Gladstone," through Dec. 31, Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

"Cirque du Soleil," on Extreme Screen, through Jan. 5, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

"Circus Magicus," through Jan. 5, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

"Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West,"on Extreme Screen, through May 30, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

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