Archive for Friday, January 8, 2010

Bleeding Kansas 2010 events begin Jan. 31

January 8, 2010


Constitution Hall in Lecompton is sponsoring a lecture and dramatic interpretation series on “Bleeding Kansas 2010.”

The series will examine the conflict over slavery in the Kansas Territory and along the Missouri border between 1854 and 1861. Admission is free, and all events begin at 2 p.m. at the Constitution Hall State Historic Site, 319 Elmore St., Lecompton.

Here’s the schedule:

• Jan. 31: We, the people of Kansas … The Wyandotte Constitution and the Birth of the 34th Star.

• Feb. 7: Asa Reynard, My Family’s Original Jayhawk.

• Feb. 14: Contested Ground: The African-American Experience in Territorial Kansas.

• Feb. 21: Jayhawkers: The Civil War Brigade of James H. Lane.

• Feb. 28: Between Two Fires: Cass County Families, Chaos and Order No. 11.

For more information, visit or call Tim Rues at 785-887-6520.


SUVCW6165 8 years, 3 months ago

That comment is exactly why these events are important. So many people have now idea of the importance of events in our area during a crucial time in the nation's history. The first "official" battle may have been fought in Virginia, but the events of Bleeding Kansas had a profound impact on policies and events leading to the Civil War.

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