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Basehor Historical Museum program looks back at Kansas railroads

The Basehor Historical Society Museum, 2812 155th St., will open to the public Saturday morning.  The building has been fixed up after being donated by the Wiley family in March 2007.

The Basehor Historical Society Museum, 2812 155th St., will open to the public Saturday morning. The building has been fixed up after being donated by the Wiley family in March 2007.

August 2, 2011

A guest speaker at the Basehor Historical Museum this weekend will take a look at the path railroads have blazed through Kansas history.

William S. Worley, a history instructor for Metropolitan Community College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will give the presentation “Railroads in Kansas” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 2806 155th St.

The talk will address how the development of railroads shaped the state's past and how rail will continue to play a role in its future.

Admission to the program is free. It is presented with the help of the Kansas Humanities Council.

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