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Events scheduled for ‘Bleeding Kansas: Where the Civil War Began’

June 20, 2004

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Thursday, June 24

Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch Pail Lecture, "Territorial Newspapers," presented by Tom Eblen, retired Kansas University journalism professor, free, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1049 Mass.

5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Concessions available, South Park

6 p.m.: Chautauqua Tent-raising completed, South Park

7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Euphoria String Band concert, chautauqua tent

Friday, June 25

All day: Exhibit, "First Blood: Kansas Prelude to Civil War," Hobbs Park Memorial, 10th and Delaware

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Guided tour to Quindaro Ruins, Kansas City, Kan.. leaves from Lawrence Visitor Information Center, 402 N. Second St., $25, includes lunch, 865-4499 for reservations

10 a.m.-11 a.m.: Adult workshop, "The Kansas-Nebraska Act," presented by Fred Krebs, Stephen Douglas scholar, Lawrence Visitor Information Center

Chautauquas, such as the one pictured here, started in New York as
intruction for Sunday school teachers but later expanded into
cultural education and entertainment troupes that traveled the
country. The 2004 Kansas Chautauqua, "Bleeding Kansas: Where the
Civil War Began," will be in Lawrence Friday through June 22, with
many events taking place under a 500-seat tent in South Park.

Chautauquas, such as the one pictured here, started in New York as intruction for Sunday school teachers but later expanded into cultural education and entertainment troupes that traveled the country. The 2004 Kansas Chautauqua, "Bleeding Kansas: Where the Civil War Began," will be in Lawrence Friday through June 22, with many events taking place under a 500-seat tent in South Park.

Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch Pail Lecture, "Territorial School House Vignette," presented by Christine Reinhard, Watkins Museum

1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Children's workshop, "Folktales of African Peoples in America," presented by Charles Pace, Frederick Douglass scholar, chautauqua tent

2 p.m.-5 p.m.: Youth chautauqua camp geared to fifth through eighth graders, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 865-4449 to register

3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Territorial history trolley tour through downtown Lawrence, guided by Paul Stuewe, leaves from Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., $15, 765-4449 for reservations

4 p.m.: Temperance rally, Watkins Museum, ends with "storming" of Free State Brewing Co. around 4:30 p.m.

5 p.m.-6:45 p.m.: Kid-Tauqua tent activities, South Park








5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Concessions available, South Park

6:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.: Kaw Valley Cornet Band Concert, chautauqua tent

7:30 p.m.: Chautauqua tent program, featuring Frederick Douglass, as portrayed by Charles Pace

Saturday, June 26

All day: Exhibit, "First Blood: Kansas Prelude to Civil War," Hobbs Park Memorial

7 a.m.-midnight: Territorial Capitol Festival, Lecompton

7:30 a.m.: Breakfast with Charles Pace, Frederick Douglass scholar, and Fred Krebs, Stephen Douglas scholar, Lawrence Visitor Information Center, $5

8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Guided tour of Underground Railroad sites, leaves from Clinton Lake Corps of Engineers Office, 872 N. 1402 Road, SOLD OUT, includes lunch, 865-4499 for reservations

10 a.m.-11 a.m.: Adult workshop, "My Bondage and My Freedom," presented by Charles Pace, Frederick Douglass scholar, Lawrence Visitor Information Center

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Territorial history trolley tour through downtown Lawrence, guided by Paul Stuewe, leaves from Eldridge Hotel, $15, 865-4499 for reservations

Noon-1 p.m.: Guided tour of Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Road, presented by Katie Armitage and John Jewel

Noon-7 p.m.: Kansas Center for the Book's Words on Wheels Mobile Bleeding Kansas traveling display, South Park

1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Children's workshop, "Growing Up in the Territory," presented by Fred Krebs, Stephen Douglas scholar, chautauqua tent

1:30 p.m.: "Go Back in Time ... Online!" virtual archive lesson, Watkins Museum

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Territorial history trolley tour through downtown Lawrence, guided by Paul Stuewe, leaves from Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., $15, 865-4499 for reservations

2 p.m.-5 p.m.: Youth chautauqua camp, day 2, Lawrence Public Library

3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Adult workshop, "Writing About Women," presented by Diane Eickhoff, Clarina Nichols scholar, Lawrence Visitor Information Center

5 p.m.-6:45 p.m.: Kid-Tauqua tent activities, South Park

5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Concessions available, South Park

5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.: Gum Springs Serenaders strolling concert, along Massachusetts Street

6:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.: Gum Springs Serenaders concert, chautauqua tent

7:30 p.m.: Tent program featuring Richard Johnson as Abraham Lincoln, and Fred Krebs as Stephen Douglas

Sunday, June 27

All day: Exhibit, "First Blood: Kansas Prelude to Civil War," Hobbs Park Memorial

9:30 a.m.: "Pastor Cordley Remembers," featuring re-enactment of Pastor Cordley's sermon on the 50th anniversary of Quantrill's Raid, Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Also broadcast live on KLWN, 1320 AM

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Territorial history trolley tour through downtown Lawrence, guided by Paul Stuewe, leaves from Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., $15, 865-4499 for reservations

Noon-7 p.m.: Kansas Center for the Book's Words on Wheels Mobile Bleeding Kansas traveling display, South Park

1 p.m.: Self-guided tour of Lecompton, starting at Lane University, 640 E. Woodside Ave.

11 a.m.-noon: Children's workshop, "Important Places and Faces," led by David Dickerson, David Atchison scholar, chautauqua tent

2 p.m.-5 p.m.: Youth chautauqua tent, day 3, Lawrence Public Library

3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Adult workshop, "Lincoln Lore," presented by Richard Johnson, Abraham Lincoln scholar, Lawrence Visitor Information Center

3 p.m.-7 p.m.: Period craft demonstrations, chautauqua tent

4 p.m.-5 p.m.: Guided tour of Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Road, presented by Katie Armitage and John Jewel

5 p.m.-6:45 p.m.: Kid-Tauqua tent activities, South Park

5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Concessions available, South Park

6:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.: The Freestaters concert, chautauqua tent

7:30 p.m.: Tent program, featuring Diane Eickhoff, Clarina Nichols scholar, chautauqua tent

Monday, June 28

All day: Exhibit, "First Blood: Kansas Prelude to Civil War," Hobbs Park Memorial

7:30 a.m.: Breakfast with Richard Johnson, Abraham Lincoln scholar, and Diane Eickhoff, Clarina Nichols scholar, Bismarck Gardens, 1616 N. 1700 Road, $5

10 a.m.-11 a.m.: Adult workshop, "Changing Opinions and Images of John Brown," presented by David Matheny, John Brown scholar, Lawrence Visitor Information Center

11:30 a.m.-noon: Michael Paul Concert, Watkins Museum

Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch Pail Lecture, "Thomas Barber, First Pre-Civil War Victim," presented by Randy Thies, archaeologist for the Kansas Historical Society, Eldridge Hotel Crystal Ballroom, 701 Mass.

1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Children's workshop, "All Aboard the Underground Railroad," presented by Diane Eickhoff, Clarina Nichols scholar, chautauqua tent

1:30 p.m.: Guided tour of Pioneer Cemetery, led by Katie Armitage, on KU West Campus, near 15th and Iowa streets

2 p.m.-5 p.m.: Youth chautauqua camp, day 4, Lawrence Public Library

3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Adult workshop, "Becoming an Abolitionist," presented by David Matheny, John Brown scholar, Lawrence Visitor Information Center

5 p.m.-6:45 p.m.: Kid-Tauqua Tent Activities, South Park

5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Concessions available, South Park

6:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.: Bryon Wiley concert, chautauqua tent

7:30 p.m.: Tent program, featuring David Dickerson as David Atchison, chautauqua tent

Tuesday, June 29

All day: Exhibit, "First Blood: Kansas Prelude to Civil War," Hobbs Park Memorial

7:30 a.m.: Breakfast with David Dickerson, David Atchison scholar, and David Matheny, John Brown scholar, Hobbs Park Memorial, $5

8:30 a.m.: Guided tours of John Brown sites, leaving from Holiday Inn Express, 3411 S. Iowa, $25, 865-4499 for reservations

10 a.m.-11 a.m.: Adult workshop, "Sound on the Goose," presented by David Dickerson, David Atchison scholar, Lawrence Visitor Information Center

11:30 a.m.-noon: Bill Kelly concert, Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.

Noon: Lunch Pail Lecture, "Native Americans During the Territorial Kansas Period," presented by Dan Wildcat, Watkins Museum

1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Children's workshop, "Dear Mr. President," presented by Richard Johnson, Abraham Lincoln scholar, chautauqua tent

1 p.m.-4 p.m.: Quilting demonstrations, chautauqua tent

2 p.m.-5 p.m.: Youth chautauqua camp, day 5, Lawrence Public Library

5 p.m.-6:45 p.m.: Kid-Tauqua tent activities, South Park

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.: Youth chautauqua camp presentations, chautauqua tent

5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Concessions available, South Park

6:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.: Diane Gillenwater concert, chautauqua tent

7:30 p.m.: Tent program, featuring David Matheny as John Brown, chautauqua tent

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