Archive for Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bleeding Kansas is focus of annual lecture series in Lecompton

January 18, 2012


Lecompton’s Constitution Hall State Historic Site will begin its annual “Bleeding Kansas” lecture series at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 with a special Kansas Day presentation on the Underground Railroad in Kansas at the site, 319 Elmore St.

The series will then continue at 2 p.m. every Sunday until Feb. 26. Suggested donation is $3 for adults.

The lecture topics include:

• “The Underground Railroad on the Kansas Frontier” by Todd Mildfelt, Jan. 29.

• “A Principled Politician: James H. Lane and the Fight for Kansas and the Union” by Ian Spurgeon, Feb. 5.

• “Lawrence: Survivors of Quantrill’s Raid” by Katie Armitage, Feb. 12.

• “Perry Fuller: The Road from Poverty to Riches, Influence and Political Power” by Deborah Barker, Feb. 19.

• “Teaching the Civil War in the 21st Century” by Paul Stuewe, Feb. 26.

The Feb. 5 event will include an unveiling ceremony for a painting of Lane recently donated to the Lecompton Historical Society.


friendlyjhawk 6 years, 4 months ago

I hope the lectures on Bleeding Kansas extent to the present day blood letting the state is receiving from Brownback.

Lawrence Morgan 6 years, 4 months ago

Please video tape these lectures and present them under a separate heading, so that people can listen to and hear these lectures later on.

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