Topeka – Kansas Museum of History – Museum After Hours
Join us for a special Museum After Hours program series, 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 13. 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.
Charlie Pautler, museum director, Shawnee Town presents “The U.S. Doughboy Over There: What He Carried and What He Dragged Home.” The program explores the material trappings of the U.S. soldier in WWI by examining original uniforms and equipment. The typical U.S. soldier brought back souvenirs from his time at the front, which will also be highlighted and discussed.
Upcoming Museum After Hours programs
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”