Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

A series of programs in Lawrence is featuring shared stories of Kansans ...

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

A series of programs in Lawrence is featuring shared stories of Kansans ...

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A series of programs in Lawrence is featuring shared stories of Kansans and their relationship with the land.

The second program, "Shared Stories of the Kansas Land: Of Mines and Men," will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Carnegie Building, 200 W. 9th St. The event is free and open to the public.

The programs were created from historical letters, diaries, and newspaper articles and highlight the relationship between Kansans and their shared environmental history, including the birth of agriculture, the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, mining and industry, the impact of dams and Kansas water rights.

Each program in the five-part series will include a reader's theater and scholar-led discussion. The Kansas Humanities Council partnered with Lawrence and Douglas County organizations to present the series.

"The Kansas stories featured in the readers' theater programs often come straight from the heart," Julie Mulvihill, the council's executive director, said in a news release. …

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