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Topeka - Kansas Museum of History - Museum After Hours

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

Stacie Petersen, registrar, The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents “Do Your Bit—Knit!” Thousands of people unable to serve in the military picked up their needles and knitted for loved ones and their nations during World War I. Stacie Petersen addresses the history of knitting during World War I.

In conjunction with this program, Yak'n Yarn, a Topeka yarn store in Fairlawn Plaza, will be donating balls of yarn to the first 40 knitters and crocheters. They will be asked to knit or crochet 8 inch squares and to drop these off at the Historical Society or Yak'n Yarn before or on October 14, the next program in this series. Yak'n Yarn will assemble these into lap robes that will be donated to veterans at the Veterans Administration. The completed lap robes will be displayed at the November 18 program in this series.

Upcoming Museum After Hours programs

October 14, 2016 - “World War I Memorials and Monuments”
November 18, 2016 - “J.R.R. Tolkien and the Battle of the Somme”
December 9, 2016 - “Toy Soldiers and Baby Dolls: Toys of the War Years”
January 13, 2017 - “The U.S. Doughboy Over There”
February 10, 2017 - “Make Way for Democracy!”
March 10, 2017 - “A Kansas Nurse in the B.E.F., 1918”
April 14, 2017 - “The Development of Chemical Warfare”
May 12, 2017 - “Serving America While Serving Time”
June 9, 2017 - “Doughboys and Doughnut Girls: The Salvation Army and WWI”