Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:51:04 GMT The History of Natural History: Animals with a story in Lawrence http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/The-History-of-Natural-History-Animals-with-a-story-in-Lawrence/2310/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Museum-Pic-2.jpeg'/><br/> The Dyche Natural History Museum covers the non-human history of our state, but it is more than your normal grouping of &ldquo;dead animals.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;The stories behind the objects are just as interesting as the objects themselves. Here are a few of the tales: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/The-History-of-Natural-History-Animals-with-a-story-in-Lawrence/2310/ Celebrate Lawrence’s Civil-War role in freedom http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/1/Celebrate-Lawrence-s-Civil-War-role-in-freedom/828/ Activities commemorate the anti-slavery history of this Kansas communityFrom 1854 to 1861 – years before shots rang out at Fort Sumter in South Carolina, starting the Civil War – Kansas Territory became known as “Bleeding Kansas” for its violent proslavery and abolitionist activity. Forces on both sides repeatedly clashed in skirmishes, sackings and massacres along the Kansas and Missouri border. In the thick of it, Lawrence, Kan., gained the reputation as a center for anti-slavery Jayhawker and Redleg sentiment and activity. The town was also a key stop along the Underground Railroad. Mon, 01 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/1/Celebrate-Lawrence-s-Civil-War-role-in-freedom/828/