Civil War on the Western Frontier 2015

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"The Destruction of Lawrence, Kansas," from Harper’s Weekly, September 5, 1863

Community Events

Monday and Tuesday August 17 & 18

Kids, Let's Build a Mud Fort!
9–11 a.m. Location: Lawrence Union Pacific Depot
$30 per student/adult pair, sign up at Lawrence Parks & Recreation, 785-832-7920, or enroll online at lawrenceks.org
Ages: 7–12.

On day one, we'll meet at the Union Pacific Depot, learn how six mud forts were built to protect early Lawrence, make a model of a fort with real mud, have a snack and take a walking tour of historic places. On day two, teams will dig and build mud forts north of Constant Park. One adult registration required for each child.

Thursday, August 20

Bus Trip to the John Brown Historic Site in Osawatomi, Kansas & Black Jack Battlefield near Baldwin
($), sign up at Lawrence Parks & Recreation, 785-832-7920

Friday, August 21

Oak Hill Cemetery Flashlight Tour
8–9:30 p.m. ($),
sign up at Lawrence Parks & Recreation, 785-832-7920

Events at the Watkins Museum

Wednesday, August 19

Civil War, Census, and U.S. Colored Troops
A presentation by William Fischer, Historian, Ft. Scott National Historic Site
6:30 p.m., Free
Presented by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


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A stop at the Miller House during the 2014 Quantrill’s Raid bus tour

Saturday, August 22

Civil War on the Western Frontier — A Look Back at Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, Kansas
Sponsored in part by Scotch Fabric Care Services.

Civil War on the Western Frontier

Schedule of Events

TimeEventFee
8:00 a.m.Bus Tour on the John Brown Bus to local sites relating to Quantrill's Raid

This Tour is Full

8:30 a.m.Walking Tour of Downtown Lawrence

$5 DCHS members
$10 non-members

Register Online
Advance registration recommended—
tickets are $15 at the door

10:00 a.m. Bus Tour on the John Brown Bus to local sites relating to Quantrill's Raid

This Tour is Full

11:00 a.m. Walking Tour of Downtown Lawrence

$5 DCHS members
$10 non-members

Register OnlineAdvance registration recommended— tickets are $15 at the door

1:30 p.m.

Lawrence Rises From the Ashes, a presentation by Katie Armitage

Katie Armitage
Katie Armitage
Author and Lawrence
historian,
Let’s gather on the day after the 152nd anniversary of Quantrill's Raid to review the terrors of Aug. 21, 1863; then examine the rapid rebuilding of Massachusetts Street, the resilience of local citizens, and the long repercussions of this Civil War attack on the Western Frontier. This program will be presented by well-known historian, Katie Armitage. Ms. Armitage is the author of Lawrence Survivors of Quantrill’s Raid published in 2010 by Arcadia Publishing.

This is a free event.

Free Event
3:00 p.m. Bus Tour on the John Brown Bus to local sites relating to Quantrill's Raid

This Tour is Full

5:00 p.m. Bus Tour on the John Brown Bus to local sites relating to Quantrill's Raid

This Tour is Full

4:30–5:00 p.m.American Folk Music Concert at the Watkins Museum of History

The Sun My Heart, featuring musicians Rachael Perry and Michael Bradley
Free
5:00 p.m.Solemn Reading of Quantrill's Raid Victims' Names, Japanese Friendship GardenFree
5:30–6:00 p.m.American Folk Music Concert at the Watkins Museum of HistoryFree
6:00 p.m. Walking Tour of Downtown Lawrence

$5 DCHS members
$10 non-members

Register OnlineAdvance registration recommended— tickets are $15 at the door