Archive for Thursday, February 23, 2006

Opening week events continue

February 23, 2006

Lansing Historical Museum will continue its grand reopening with programs sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. The events, free and open to the public, are:

¢ 7 p.m. today, Feb. 23: Sandra D. Reddish, a doctoral student at Kansas State University, will present a slide, artifact and music presentation, "Kansas in World War I."

¢ 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24: William Worley, a professor of history at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will portray Fred Harvey, the former Leavenworth resident who was renowned for establishing a food service on the Santa Fe Railway.

¢ 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25: Albert N. Hamscher, a Kansas State University history professor, will talk about how cemeteries in Kansas and elsewhere reflect the changing views of life and death in his presentation, "Talking Tombstones: History in the Cemetery."

Also, Lansing Community Library will join in the grand reopening celebration with its presentation of "All Aboard! Story Time at the Museum" on Saturday, Feb. 25. Library volunteers will read to the public at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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