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Topeka - Kansas Museum of History - Museum After Hours

"Thomas Hart Benton Paints Lewis and Clark"
Steven Sitton, Thomas Hart Benton Home State Historic Site

The noted American muralist, Thomas Hart Benton, often painted historical themes. In 1965, at the age of 76, Benton traveled with staff members of the National Park Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a three-week trip up the Missouri River. He wanted to make sketches along the Lewis and Clark Trail and visit corresponding sites painted by Karl Bodmer in 1833. The White Cliffs area in Montana occupied the majority of the trip and resulted in Benton’s large painting Lewis & Clark at Eagle Creek.

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:

March 13, 2020 - “Lee and the Lost Cause Myth”
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”