Archive for Sunday, September 19, 2004

Sesquicentennial celebration events

September 19, 2004


Sunday, Sept. 12

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Ses-Quilt-Centennial Quilt Show, Lawrence Community Building, 11th and Vermont streets. $2 suggested donation.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Fall Arts & Crafts Show, South Park.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Haskell Indian Art Market, Haskell Pow Wow Grounds.

Lawrence Art Guild Sesquicentennial Show, Lawrence Public Library Gallery.

Continuing: "Windmills to Workshops: Lawrence & the Visual Arts;" "Vanished Voices: The Legacy of N.E. Kansas Tribes;" "Quilts! Imported Fabrics, American Treasures;" Spencer Museum of Art, KU. Through Sept. 26.

Continuing: "In Her Own Voice: A Pioneer's Account of Early Douglas County," exhibit of Sophia Cobb Mayo's pioneer diary, Spencer Research Library, KU. Through Oct. 29.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

6:35 p.m.: Presentation of Amos Lawrence portrait to Lawrence City Commission by the Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission. City Hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

4 p.m.-9 p.m.: Tell Your Lawrence Stories, Lawrence Public Library Auditorium. A videographer will record comments for the future residents of Lawrence.


4 p.m.-9 p.m.: Tell Your Lawrence Stories, Lawrence Public Library Auditorium. A videographer will record comments for the future residents of Lawrence.

6 p.m.: "Life in Kansas Territory: Toil and Turmoil from the Letters of John and Sarah Everett," lecture by Pat Michaelis of Kansas State Historical Society, Trinity Episcopal Church.

Friday, Sept. 17

7 p.m.: Presentation by Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission honoring the relationship between Haskell Indian Nations University and Lawrence public schools on Haskell's 120th birthday. Haskell Stadium.

5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Sesquicentennial Splash, Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.

Saturday, Sept. 18

8 a.m.: Breakfast with the descendants of Amos Lawrence, Eldridge Hotel.

8:30 a.m.: Massachusetts Mile Race, starting at South Park.

10 a.m.: Sesquicentennial Parade From Watson Park, south on Massachusetts Street to South Park. Rain or shine.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Sesquicentennial stamp cancellation, Watkins Community Museum of History.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Early Settlement of Douglas County, Watkins Community Museum of History.

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Birthday party in South Park, with free birthday cake, games, exhibits, food, vendors and souvenirs.

Noon: Birthday Concert by the Lawrence City Band, South Park Gazebo.

1 p.m.: Pie-eating Contest, South Park.

2 p.m.: Beard Contest, South Park Gazebo.

12:30 p.m.: Luncheon for descendants of Amos Lawrence, Watkins Community Museum of History.

5 p.m.: Grand Entry Celebration Social Pow Wow, Haskell Pow Wow Grounds. Cultural dances featuring the California Pomo Bird Dancers.

7 p.m.: Street Dance in the Park with Kelley Hunt, Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band, South Park.

Sunday, Sept. 19

1 p.m.: Lawrence High School Alumni Hall of Honor presentation, Lawrence High Atrium.

3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Music at Sesquicentennial Point, Clinton Lake.

4 p.m.: Closing Ceremony. Introduction of contributors, burial of official time capsule to be opened in 2054. Refreshments will be served.

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