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Topeka - Museum After Hours

Join us for a special Museum After Hours program series, 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 9. 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.

George Thompson presents "Seeing Arabia: The First World War Photographs of T.E. Lawrence"

During World War I, for the first time, those who fought left a visual record since soldiers and sailors brought their cameras with them. Among the most prolific of these soldier photographers was T. E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia. As a British liaison officer to the Arab army and a leader of Arab war bands, Lawrence took more than 320 photographs from 1916 through 1918. This is three times greater than those of his peers and help us to see what he saw and experienced. Even more important is the quality of his photographs and what they reveal about what he thought was important to record. They provide a geographical, chronological, and historical record, revealing the man, his values, and effectiveness as a photographer.

Upcoming Museum After Hours programs

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"