Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 served in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers, past and present, through one man's experience. This exhibit runs through May 28, 2017.
Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes tells a story that is both common and exceptional. Born in Topeka, Hughes served in the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1948 and fought in both world wars. He left many detailed records of his time in service. He photographed battlefields and towns in Europe, recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War, and saved many belongings from the wars that were later donated to the Kansas Historical Society. In essence, he captured his life.
The Kansas Museum of History presents a year-long program series in conjunction with the exhibit. Museum After Hours will be held 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Join us for these upcoming events!
2016 Kansas Archeology Training Program
The annual field school will be held June 2-17 in the Council Grove area in Morris County. This popular family activity will be located at the Last Chance Store where in the mid 19th century freighters and travelers had their last chance to obtain supplies between Council Grove and Santa Fe, New Mexico, a distance of more than 600 miles. Find registration information online.
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