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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. The Museum Store will also be open until 6:30 p.m.

Jim Heiman, Metropolitan Community College, Independence, Missouri, presents “World War I Memorials and Monuments.” This presentation examines how Kansas City area war memorials at prominent places in both the Kansas and Missouri sides of the city became part of the public pilgrimages that ritualized war remembrance as private grief became public mourning.

Upcoming Museum After Hours programs

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”