Museum After Hours: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Battle of the Somme

Presented By: Kansas Museum of History
Dates: November 18, 2016
Location: Kansas Museum of History
Address: 6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66615
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Price: FREE
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Join us for a special Museum After Hours program series, 6:30 p.m. Friday. The programs complement the Kansas Museum of History's special exhibit, Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes, and are held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of World War I. The Museum will be open until 6:30 p.m., admission is half price after 5 p.m. The Museum Store will also be open until 6:30 p.m. Jonathan R. Casey, archivist and Edward Jones Research Center manager, The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents "J.R.R. Tolkien and the Battle of the Somme." This overview of Tolkien’s war service focuses particularly on the Somme, July through October 1916, and how his war experience may have influenced his literary work, namely The Hobbit and the Lord Of The Rings. The presentation includes images from the World War I Museum’s collections that match passages from the books.

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