Join the Kansas State Historical Society 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.
Laura S. Taylor, curator of interpretation, National Museum of Toys and Miniatures presents “Toy Soldiers and Baby Dolls: Toys of the War Years.” The early part of the 20th century was a period of great toy-making innovation. More than playthings, these important artifacts reflect the historical time period in which they were made, from global conflict and economic depression to shifting attitudes in childrearing.
Upcoming Museum After Hours programs
January 13, 2017 – “The U.S. Doughboy Over There”
February 10, 2017 – “Make Way for Democracy!”
March 10, 2017 – “A Kansas Nurse in the B.E.F., 1918”
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”