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Lecompton - Constitution Hall - Bleeding Kansas Program Series

Join us for our Bleeding Kansas Program Series held at 2 p.m. Sundays at Constitution Hall in Lecompton from January 29 to March 5, 2023. Suggested donation is $3 for adults.

January 29, 2023 program - Kansas Day "''If I went West, I  Think I Would Go to Kansas': Abraham Lincoln, the sunflower state, and the Election of 1860,” presented by Jonathan Earle, Ph.D., dean, Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, special introduction by Susanne Valdez, district attorney, Douglas County

Upcoming programs:

February 5 - “The U.S. Army's Response to the Unrest in Kansas - 1855-1861,” presented by Robert J. Smith, Ph.D., director, Fort Riley Museum, Fort Riley

February 12 – “John Brown, a lit match in a tinderbox,” presented by Grady Atwater, site administrator, John Brown Museum State Historic Site, Osawatomie

February 19 – “John H. Matthew and 'The Lecompton Swindle'," presented by T. Kevin Griffin, major (retired), M.A.

February 26 – “Steamboats on the Kansas River," presented by Kendall G. Gott, major (retired), author, retired senior professor, Combat Studies Institute, Fort Leavenworth, book signing following talk 

March 5 – “An 1869 Conversation with General Robert E. Lee,” presented by Lane Smith, costumed historical interpreter special introduction by Dr. Herschel L. Stroud, D.D.S., O.D., captain (retired), and Civil War Union officer costumed historical interpreter