Today on Timeline, Judy Sweets and Jim Ogle and others who support this effort join me to talk about the ways that Grover Barn, a stop on the Underground Railroad, can be used to promote and preserve history in Douglas County. The have named themselves the Guardians of Grover Barn and they are in the beginning of an effort to make good public use of the beautiful stone barn on Lawrence Avenue that has recently served as a fire station for the City of Lawrence. Rumor is that there is a hidden staircase too!
Many of you will also remember this historic barn as the sculpture studio of Poco Frazier who ran track and taught at KU. You can see his work on the exquisite doors of the University of Kansas World War II Memorial, the Campanile.
Today on Timeline, my guests will be Chip Blaser, executive director of the Douglas County Community Foundation, and others on his staff. We will hear about the founding of this important resource, and an update on projects that will receive funding from DCCF.
Karen Presswood and Eric Galbreath will be on Timeline to tell us about festivities surrounding the 155th anniversary of the Ninth Street Baptist Church at Ninth and Ohio. Long a landmark in our community, this church has had an amazing role in Lawrence history!
Coyla Lockhart and Shannon Hodges have launched a project to preserve and protect historic Oak Hill Cemetery. Today on Timeline, they will talk about their work. We are also joined by Derek Rogers, Director of Lawrence Parks and Recreation, the city department that oversees the public cemeteries in Lawrence.
Timeline guests today are Richard and Alisa Branham, genealogists who have recently been presenting classes at the Watkins Community Museum of History. We will talk about those classes and of course, all the ways that you can pursue your own family history.
Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Our 16th president was born on February 12, 1809. My guests are Danielle Dion, librarian at the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, and Dr. Kyle Anthony, U.S. History professor at the University of St. Mary.
De Paul Library at the University of St. Mary is home to thousands of resources to help you excel in your classes, plan presentations, and complete research. It's also a perfect place to study alone or with a group! And, it is home to an amazing collection of Lincoln memorabilia.
Timeline will discuss the Underground Railroad, Oskaloosa history, and the recognition of the Newell-Johnson-Searle House. Liz Leach is an historian who has done extensive research on this property and she, along with Architect and Historian Stan Hernly have been instrumental in applying for the recognition of the Newell-Johnson-Searle House. A short drive from Lawrence and other northeast Kansas communities, Oskaloosa is rich in tradition.
On today's show, Timeline will celebrate 157 years of Kansas statehood. My guests will be Judge Joseph Pierron with his list of Notable Kansans, and Marvin Jardon, longtime Baldwin City resident and historian!
It is time to talk about the amazing 2018 Bleeding Kansas Lecture Series at Constitution Hall in Lecompton! Tim Rues, executive director of Constitution Hall, and Paul Bahnmaier, president of the Lecompton Historical Society, will be on Timeline as my guests.
On today's show, Connie Fitzpatrick and Imani Wadud will be on Timeline to talk about the Women of Color Mural and nominations for women to be included in this very special work. You can nominate a Woman of Color for this recognition.
January 15th is also Timeline's 5th birthday, and we will also talk a little about the past 5 years of Timeline. There will be a free program January 18, 2018, 6pm, at the Watkins Museum of History, celebrating five years of Timeline. Hope to see you there!