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Museum After Hours

Join us for our special Museum After Hours program series, 6:30 p.m. Fridays. 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 program is free. Admission to the museum is half-price from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

February 9, 2018 - "Seeing Arabia: The First World War Photographs of T.E. Lawrence"

Discover the story of Lawrence of Arabia through this geographical, chronological, and historical record, revealing the man, his values, and effectiveness as a photographer. Presented by George Thompson, Lawrence of Arabia scholar.

March 9, 2018 - "The Army on the Border, 1916-1917"

Gain insights into the attack on American territory, Pershing's 'Punitive expedition,' and the service of the Missouri National Guard on the Mexican border from 1916-1917. Presented by Jeffrey Patrick, librarian at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.

April 13, 2018 - "Lawfare in the Great War"

World War I brought a seismic shift in law and war, crime and military operations, impacting war crimes trials today. Presented by Dr. Mark Hull, associate professor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.

May 11, 2018 - "A Final Goodbye: Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages 1929-1933"

The Gold Star Mothers' Association initiated a pilgrimage to Europe for mothers with sons buried overseas to visit their fallen. Presented by Stacie Petersen, registrar at the National World War I Museum and Memorial.