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August 20CIVIL WAR ON THE BORDER BLEEDING KANSAS BUS TOURS
Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St
This tour will take visitors to a series of stops related to the Bleeding Kansas conflict, including a special display of prints by Jacob Lawrence about abolitionist John Brown at the Spencer Museum. These two-hour tours are offered at 9AM, 12PM, and 3PM and require tickets purchased in advance. This event is part of Civil War on the Border, Douglas County's annual heritage festival on August 20–22 commemorating Quantrill's Raid and Lawrence's role in the Civil War. Learn more about the festival at https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/cwb. To purchase your bus tour tickets online, visit https://douglas-county-historical-society.networkforgood.com/events/31904-civil-war-on-the-border-bus-tours.
Sponsored By: Watkins Community Museum of History, Spencer Museum of Art
August 25HAWK WEEK SIGNS OF PLACE
Spencer Museum of Art, Reece Memorial Plaza
What and how do you know about the place of KU? Visit the Spencer Museum of Art to create an artwork that explores place, heritage, culture, and memory. Get inspiration from the art of KU alumnus Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds and his “Native Host” series, the 2021 KU Common Work of Art. All KU students are invited to drop by this outdoor Hawk Week event or stay to create and chat. Individual material packets will be provided. Learn more about the KU Common Book and Common Work our Art in the Museum’s virtual exhibition.
Sponsored By: Spencer Museum of Art, Student Advisory Board, Office of First-Year Experience