On today's show, we continue to reach out to area communities. My guests on Timeline will be Roberta "Bert" Fritz and Arlene Pritchard. We will talk about the 150th anniversary of Linwood, a charming community east of Lawrence on Highway 32.
Timeline celebrates Lawrence's 163rd birthday today. My guest will be Sandra Wiechert, who was very active in making Sesquicentennial Point a reality. Sandra and I will share the stories behind the stones in the Walk Through Time at Sesquicentennial Point.
Our special program commemorating the 16th anniversary of 9-11 will extend into an additional hour today. My guests are Mike Harris, Morey Sullivan, and Deanell Tacha. They will share their experiences and memories of September 11, 2001.
On today's show, Paul Gray is coming to talk about his books (yes, books-plural) and those of his daughter, Jody Gray White. Learn how their personal histories contributed to the writing of these books.
|Today is the 154th anniversary of Quantrill's Raid. You may remember the "1863 Lawrence" commemoration in 2013. My guest today, Brenna Buchanan Young, coordinated the events for "1863 Lawrence" and we will reflect on those events today, including the award-winning real time re-enactment on Twitter. Brenna is also an architectural historian and currently serves on the Historic Resources Commission for the City of Lawrence. I think you will really enjoy hearing this knowledgeable and witty woman!|
Judy Sweets, retired archivist from the Dole Institute, will bring us stories about the Underground Railroad in Douglas County and tell us about her upcoming presentation at the Watkins Museum.
Kerry Altenbernd, John Brown re-enactor, will be here to talk about the Civil War and John Brown's role in it, and about his upcoming presentation at the Watkins Museum. These are two very knowledgeable historians helping Timeline commemorate Civil War on the Western Frontier, a Douglas County tradition every August.
Steve Novak, executive director of the Elizabeth Watkins Community Museum, and Jim Ogle, executive director of Freedom's Frontier will be my Timeline guests to tell us all about the events surrounding Civil War on the Western Frontier and other August and September happenings with these two wonderful organizations that promote an appreciation of our history.
On today's show, the three Roberts Brothers will make their fifth annual appearance on Timeline. This year's topic: favorite places in Kansas. Timeline welcomes Tod Roberts, LHS Class of 1961; Bruce Roberts, LHS Class of 1966, and Bryson Roberts, LHS Class of 1972.
Brian Hall, historian who is an intern for the Lecompton Historical Society this summer, will be my guest to talk about his many interests in area history, including the Douglas County Poor Farm.
Kate Meghji, Executive Director of the Lawrence Humane Society, will be my guest to talk about the past, present, and the future of this popular and worthwhile organization.
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