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Topeka - Museum After Hours

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

Jeffrey Patrick presents "The Army on the Border, 1916-1917"

On March 9, 1916, Mexican revolutionary “Pancho” Villa and his troops attacked Columbus, New Mexico. U.S. forces under the command of  General John J. Pershing responded with an invasion of northern Mexico. Author Patrick discusses this attack on American territory, Pershing's “Punitive Expedition,” and the service of the Missouri National Guard's Second Infantry Regiment on the Mexican border from 1916-1917.

Upcoming Museum After Hours programs

April 13, 2018 - "Lawfare in the Great War"
May 11, 2018 - "A Final Goodbye: Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages 1929-1933"