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Topeka - Kansas Museum of History - Museum After Hours

“Mr. Polk’s War: War Experiences in Mexico and the U. S., 1846-1848”
Dr. Greg Hospodor, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

When he assumed office in 1845, James K. Polk was a man on a mission. His goal was territorial expansion or, as he put it in his inaugural address, the extension “of peace over additional territories and increasing millions.” President Polk vigorously pursued his territorial ambitions in the present-day American Southwest and Northwest, peacefully when he could, but through military means when necessary. As a result, Polk added more territory to the national domain than any other president. He also led the nation to victory in a war with Mexico from 1846-1848.

The program is free. Admission is half price at the Kansas Museum of History from 5 - 6:30 p.m., the Museum Store is also open until 6:30 p.m.

See a list of upcoming programs:

January 11 - Hidden History of Kansas
February 8 - B-29s and the Battle of Kansas
March 8 - The Naval War in Vietnam
April 12 - Philip Billard - A Life of Adventure
May 10 - The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy’s Great Gamble
June 14 - The Forgotten Home Front