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  1. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    April 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018 @ Museum Temporary Gallery

    Celebrate the Chisholm Trail Sesquicentennial as part of the tri-state celebration with Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. See rare artifacts and historic photographs. Learn about the “square meal,” “real McCoy,” origins of the cowboy boot, and “the wickedest town in the West.” Discover stories behind the legends of T.C. McInerney, Bear River Smith, and Wild Bill Hickok among others. Find out why Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western and the Cowtown that raised a President!

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Public Programs

  1. "Schindler's List" - Arts Council of Dickinson County Holocaust Film Series

    April 22, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List" stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who moved to Nazi-occupied Poland to open a factory and employ Jews at starvation wages. His goal was to become a millionaire. By the end of World War II, he had risked his life and spent his fortune bribing Nazi leaders to keep Jews on his employee lists and out of the death camps, all the while defrauding the Nazis with a munitions factory that never produced a single usable shell. Also starring Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes.

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  2. Lunch and Learn: "The United States and the Holocaust"

    April 26, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Visitors Center Auditorium

    In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Month, the April Lunch and Learn program will feature Mike Russell speaking about "The United States and the Holocaust." Mike Russell, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas, initiated Holocaust Remembrance Week on that campus in 2007. Since that time, Kansas Wesleyan University has developed a working relationship with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., which has provided survivor speakers and documents and photos for campus exhibits.

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