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War on the Wakarusa: A Living History Event
War on the Wakarusa: A Living History Event

Sat, Dec 09

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South Park

War on the Wakarusa: A Living History Event

Living historians representing Wakarusa War volunteers and Lawrence townspeople will encamp in South Park, recreating their lives as well as the essential roles of the women and men of Lawrence supporting this local army during 1855, a desperate time in our history.

Time & Location

Dec 09, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA

About the event

Join us in South Park for a time-traveling adventure! In December 1855, the Wakarusa War began the struggle over whether Kansas would be a free or a slave state, and it happened right here in the Lawrence area. Living historians representing Wakarusa War volunteers and Lawrence townspeople will encamp in South Park, recreating their lives as well as the essential roles of the women and men of Lawrence supporting this local army during a desperate time in our history. Speakers will also give talks throughout the weekend.  See the full schedule of events, click here.

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