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

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

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