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.

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

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

Saturday, August 22

Civil War on the Western Frontier — A Look Back at Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, Kansas
Location: Watkins Museum


Schedule of Events

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

$15 DCHS members
$20 non-members

Register Online

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

$5 DCHS members
$10 non-members

Register Online

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

$15 DCHS members
$20 non-members

Register Online

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

$5 DCHS members
$10 non-members

Register Online

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.

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

$15 DCHS members
$20 non-members

Register Online

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

$15 DCHS members
$20 non-members

Register Online

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 Online