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Topeka - Museum After Hours

Veterans to farmers

Join us for a special Museum After Hours program series, 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 8. The programs complement the Kansas Museum of History's special exhibit, Captured:  The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes, and are held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of World War I. The Museum will be open until 6:30 p.m., admission is half price after 5 p.m. The Museum Store will also be open until 6:30 p.m.

Retired Colonel Gary LaGrange presents "Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Farmer"

A gap exists between the need for new farmers in our country and a large potential population of new farmers that exists within our veteran and transitioning servicemember populations. The average age of farmers in the U.S. is approaching 60; more than half of our nation's farms may be in the last generation. As more than 2.3 million veterans and transitioning servicemembers look for meaningful lives, the opportunity exists to address critical future farming needs. Retired Colonel LaGrange delves into the program Servicemember Agricultural Vocation Education, or S.A.V.E farm, that is helping to bridge the gap through training and mentoring.

Upcoming Museum After Hours programs

January 12, 2018 - "Giant with Feet of Clay: The U.S. Army Enters World War I"
February 9, 2018 - "Seeing Arabia: The First World War Photographs of T.E. Lawrence"
March 9, 2018 - "The Army on the Border, 1916-1917
April 13, 2018 - "Lawfare in the Great War"
May 11, 2018 - "A Final Goodbye: Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages 1929-1933"