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Kaw Mission - Kaw Councils 2013

Kaw Mission Kaw Councils

Kaw Councils 2013 series will follow the theme The Civil War: Kansas People and Places.

On April 7 - The Civil War in Kansas, presented by Debra Goodrich Bisel, author and historian. Topics include the raid on Lawrence, the Pottawatomie massacre, the exploits of John Brown, and the war's effect on the hopes and dreams of settlers.

April 21 - Thaddeus Stevens: The Man Who Went Toe-to-Toe with President Lincoln, presented by Steve Germes, educator and historical reenactor. A first person portrayal of the U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania in his tenacious and confrontational dealings with Abraham Lincoln.

May 5 - Kansas Women, Work, and the Civil War, presented by Diane Eickhoff, author and historian. Employment opportunities for women expanded as the men went to war--nursing, laundress for the army, government clerical positions, and even an occasional spy mission. Notable Kansas women will be included in the presentation. (This program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.)

May 19 - Santa Fe Trail and the Civil War, presented by Leo E. Oliva, Santa Fe Trail historian. Related events on the Santa Fe Trail will be highlighted, including Bleeding Kansas conflicts, battles, and an analysis of the "war within a war" between the U.S. government and the Plains Indians.

The Kaw Councils 2013 educational programs series is co-sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society, the Friends of Kaw Heritage, Inc., the Santa Fe Trail Association, and the Kansas Humanities Council.

Kaw Mission State Historic Site is located at 500 N. Mission Street, Council Grove. For more information, call 620-767-5410.