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Civil War on the Border

8/23/24 @ 8:00 am 8/25/24 @ 5:00 pm

The 29th annual Civil War on the Border series will occur August 23 through 25 in Lawrence. This year’s theme is the Civil War in art. We’ll have special exhibits, talks with distinguished historians, and bus and walking tours of local historic sites. Check back to this page in early August for ticketing links.

Friday, August 23          

Quantrill’s Raid Walking Tour, 8-9:30 AM, starts at Watkins Museum

Online talk with Thomas Brown: Zouaves, the Civil War’s Most Colorful Soldiers, 7-8 PM

Saturday, August 24           

Quantrill’s Raid Walking Tour, 8-9:30 AM, starts at Watkins Museum

Memorial Service for Victims of Quantrill’s Raid and Presentation by Eric Smallwood: Men’s Clothing in 19th-century Kansas, 10-11:30 AM, in-person at Watkins Museum and online

Quantrill’s Raid Bus Tour, 12-2 PM, leaves from Watkins Museum

Quantrill’s Raid Bus Tour, 3-5 PM, leaves from Watkins Museum

Online Talk with Shae Smith Cox: The Fabric of War, 7-8 PM

Sunday, August 25          

Quantrill’s Raid Walking Tour, 8-9:30 AM, starts at Watkins Museum

Bleeding Kansas Bus Tour, 9:30-11:30 AM, leaves from Watkins Museum

Bleeding Kansas Bus Tour, 12:30-2:30 PM, leaves from Watkins Museum