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Date:
July 16, 2019
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
3 weekly sessions-2 hour sessions beginning July 16th, 2019.
Location:
Roeland Park Community Center (RPCC)
Address:
4850 Rosewood Drive
Roeland Park, KS 66205
Contact:
913-826-3160
Email:
Cost:
$50 / person
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Special Interest: Osher Institute-Kansas & Its Hidden History

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Kansas is often thought of as a vast collection of wheat fields and Dorothy references, but there is a deceptively interesting hidden history beneath the surface. The state's past is steeped in fascinating stories and places long forgotten. Dive into a collection of remarkable true stories such as the first woman mayor in the United States, the boy that survived a scalping, Wild West shootouts, ancient camels that once roamed the land, Bonnie & Clyde's misadventures, Denver's founding as a Kansas town and even a very lucky man that hanged his own would-be executioner. Adrian Zink has a master's degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is the author of the book Hidden History of Kansas. He works at the U.S. National Archives in Kansas City. Johnson County Park and Recreation District in partnership with The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas are pleased to bring you a collection of courses designed for adult learners.