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Archive for Thursday, August 9, 2007

Civil War events

August 9, 2007

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Many events are scheduled as part of Civil War on the Western Frontier, which begins today. Events listed are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit www.watkinsmuseum.org/CivilWar2007.htm

Today

"Dark Command," film starring John Wayne set in Bleeding Kansas, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

"An Evening With John Brown," with Kerry Altenbernd, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

"The Ballad of Black Jack," musical, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Tickets are $7 to $35.

Friday

"Touched by Fire: Bleeding Kansas," documentary, 10 a.m.-11:50 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

"A Matter of Profound Wonder: The Middle-Class Marriage of Abraham and Mary Lincoln," lecture by Ken Winkle of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

"The Ballad of Black Jack," musical, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Tickets are $7 to $35.

Saturday

"Children's Games of the 1860s," 10 a.m.-noon, South Park.

"The U.S. Sanitary Commission in the Civil War: 'Lincoln's Fifth Wheel,'" presented by George and Diane Bernheimer, noon, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Tour of historic Lecompton, 1:30 p.m., starts at Territorial Capital Museum, 640 E. Woodson.

Little Women Tea, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Tour of the Black Jack Battlefield, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., 161 E. 2000 Road, Wellsville.

"The U.S. Sanitary Commission in the Civil War: 'Lincoln's Fifth Wheel,'" presented by George and Diane Bernheimer, noon, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Little Women Tea, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass..

Territorial Dance, dinner and dance fundraiser for the Douglas County Historical Society, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

"The Ballad of Black Jack," musical, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Tickets are $7 to $35.

Sunday

Tour of historic Lecompton, 1:30 p.m., starts from Territorial Capital Museum, 640 E. Woodson.

"The Ballad of Black Jack," musical, 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Tickets are $7 to $35.

"Fighting Beside My Brother," presented by Joyce Thierer, 3:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., 841-4109.

Monday

"Kids, Let's Build a Mud Fort," 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Lawrence Visitor Center 402 N. Second St. There is a charge.

Tuesday

"Kids, Let's Build a Mud Fort," 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Constant Park, Fifth and Tennessee streets. There is a charge.

Lunch Pail Lecture: "Restoring Constitution Hall - Topeka," noon, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

"On Slavery's Borders: Slaves and Slave Holders in Antebellum Missouri," presented by Diane Mutti-Burke, 2 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

"Abe and Mary: A Family Album," presented by Herschel and Jacque Stoud, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Wednesday

Lunch Pail Lecture: "Opothleyahola," presented by Bill Freedom, noon, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

"Battle of Westport," presented by retired Lt. Col. Ed Kennedy, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Aug. 16

Lunch Pail Lecture: "Lecompton, Kansas," noon, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

"They Deserved a Better Fate," presented by Roy Bird, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Aug. 17

"How the Civil War Ended the Women's Rights Movement," presented by Diane Eickhoff, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Aug. 18

Quantrill's Raid 10K Run and 5K Walk for History, 7 a.m., South Park, 12th and Mass.

Quantrill's Raid Walking Tour in East Lawrence, led by Katie Armitage, 8 a.m., Hobbs Park, 10th and Delaware.

Civil War encampments, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., South Park.

"L is for Lincoln," stories and crafts, 10:30 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Lecture: "The Army in 19th Century Kansas," 11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

"Corsets & Crinolines: What the Fashionable 1860s Lady Wore," presented by Marla Matkin, noon, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

"Civil War and the Indian Wars," presented by Roy Bird, 1:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Lecture: "German Immigrants in the Civil War," 3 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

"An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. John Speer," with Jacque and Herschel Stroud, 8 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Aug. 19

"Quantrill's Thieves," presented by Joseph Houts, 3:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Aug. 20

Lecture: "August Bondi, Soldier and Settler (1833-1907)," 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

AUG. 21

LAWRENCE

"The Sleeping City," presented by historian and filmmaker Ken Spurgeon, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Quantrill's Raid Candlelight Vigil, 8:45 p.m., South Park, 12th and Mass.

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