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.
When soldiers returned home from World War I they typically brought back souvenirs from their time in Europe. Charlie Pautler, museum director for Shawnee Town, presents The U.S. Doughboy Over There: What He Carried and What He Dragged Home. Pautler will explore these kinds of materials trappings by examining uniforms, equipment, and other items soldiers shared with their families at home.
Upcoming Museum After Hours programs
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”