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Adrian Zink will dig deep into Kansas history in “Hidden History of Kansas.”
Kansas’ storied past is filled with fascinating firsts, humorous coincidences and intriguing characters.
A man who had survived a murderous proslavery massacre in 1858 hanged his would-be executioner five years later.
A wealthy Frenchman utilized his utopian ideals to create an award-winning silk-producing commune in Franklin County.
A young boy’s amputated arm led to the rise of Sprint Corporation.
The first victim of the doomed Donner Party met her end in Kansas.
In 1947 a housewife in Johnson County, indignant at the poor condition of the local school for black children, sparked school desegregation nationwide.
Adrian Zink digs deep into the Sunflower State’s history to reveal these hidden and overlooked stories. Copies of his book will be available for sale in the Museum Store. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019.
The Kansas Museum of History is open until 6:30 p.m., admission is half price after 5 p.m. The Museum Store is also open until 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming programs:
Aug. 9 – Elevations: A Personal Exploration of the Arkansas River; Sept. 13 – The Many Trials of Fatty Arbuckle; Oct. 11, 2019 – Bluecoat and Pioneer: The Recollection sof John Benton Hart, 1864-1868; Nov. 8, 2019 – Crossing No Man’s Land: The Trench Stalemate and the Birth of Modern Warfare, 1915-1918; Dec. 13, 2019 – Lindbergh, the Lone Eagle