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"Elevations: A Personal Exploration of the Arkansas River"
Max McCoy
Emporia State University

Join Max McCoy for a 742 mile journey searching for the unique story of the upper Arkansas River.  Going by kayak when he can—by Jeep, on foot, or by other means when he has to—McCoy navigated the Arkansas River as it revealed its nature and tested his own.  The upper Arkansas River courses through the heart of America from its headwaters near the Continental Divide above Leadville, Colorado, to Arkansas City, just above the Kansas-Oklahoma border. It is a flowing repository of human history and traveling on it was a life-changing experience.  Author Max McCoy is an award-winning novelist, a professor of journalism at Emporia State University, and the director of ESU’s Center for Great Plains Studies.

The Kansas Museum of History is open until 6:30 p.m., admission is half price after 5 p.m. The Museum Store is also open until 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming programs:

September 13 - The Many Trials of Fatty Arbuckle
October 11, 2019 - Bluecoat and Pioneer: The Recollection sof John Benton Hart, 1864-1868
November 8, 2019 - Crossing No Man's Land: The Trench Stalemate and the Birth of Modern Warfare, 1915-1918
December 13, 2019 - Lindbergh, the Lone Eagle

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2019