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Topeka - Kansas Museum of History - Museum After Hours - Cancelled

This program is cancelled and will be rescheduled.

"Lee and the Lost Cause Myth"
Dr. William Garrett Piston, Missouri State University

Explore how former Confederate officers and postwar historians deified General Robert E. Lee and vilified his subordinate, General James Longstreet as they crafted a memory of the Civil War that reconciled white Southerners defeat and made Lee a hero for generations of Americans.  Professor Piston discusses the birth of the Lost Cause Myth, a presentation of the antebellum South as a lost Eden, and its soldiers as incomparable warriors defeated only by superior numbers.

Program is free. Museum admission is half price from 5 - 6:30 p.m. The Museum Store is open until 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming Museum After Hours programs

April 10, 2020 - “Games of Deception”
May 8, 2020 - “Wicked Kansas”
June 12, 2020 - “Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills”
July 10, 2020 - “Indian Home Guard”