Archive for Friday, January 18, 2013

Constitution Hall to host Bleeding Kansas series

January 18, 2013


Event Schedule

Jan. 27 – “James Henry Lane: Popular Sovereignty Advocate for Territorial Kansas,” presented by Donna Devlin, educator and historian, Smith Center (Kansas) Public Schools.

Feb. 3 – “A Few Words in Figures: Breaking John Brown Jr.’s Civil War Cipher,” presented by Bill Hoyt, historian and author, Pittsburg State University.

Feb. 10 – “Kansas’ First Territorial Elections & the Lecompton Constitution,” presented by Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State.

Feb. 17 – “The Big Divide: A Complete Guide to Historic and Civil War Sites in the Missouri-Kansas Border Region,” presented by authors Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart.

Feb. 24 – “Bleeding Kansas: The Real Start of the Civil War,” presented by Robert C. Jones, author and president, Kennesaw (Georgia) Historical Society.

Constitution Hall State Historic Site, 319 Elmore St., Lecompton, will hold its annual Bleeding Kansas series at 2 p.m. on Sundays, Jan. 27 through Feb. 24.

The series will consist of discussions and interpretations of the slavery conflict that gripped the Kansas Territory from 1854-1861.

Presenters will include Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and authors Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart.

Suggested donation is $3 for adults. For additional information call 785-887-6520 or visit


chootspa 5 years, 4 months ago

I'm sure he has an interesting take on how the lack of voter ID requirements allowed Kansas to become a free state.

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