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Americans by Choice: The Story of Immigration & Citizenship in Kansas
Most Kansans can trace their heritage to another part of the world. Some came in search of a better life for themselves or their children—many came to join families or friends. Americans by Choice is a new exhibit on display until Feb. 28, 2014. More »
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National History Day Special Presentation
Tuesday, September 24
Student documentary filmmaker Rose Kennedy will make a presentation and field a question and answer period. Washburn University professor Rachel Goosen will also speak about the process of preparing and entering the National History Day competition.
San Francisco Earthquake: Chines Exclusion Falls Through the Cracks was created by two Lawrence High School students for the 2013 National History Day competition. Rose Kennedy and Sarah Kinder worked diligently using primary sources to effectively tell the story of the impact on Chinese esxclusion as a result of the devastating earthquake that rocked San Francisco in 1906. This entry competed at the National level in Washington, D.C. in June of 2013 and received a Special Prize for Asian American History.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Please join us as candidates take the oath of allegiance to the United States of America renouncing and abjuring all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, or state. The ceremony will be in the auditorium of the site.
Did You Know?
In 1948 when President Harry S. Truman desegregated the U.S. Armed Forces, it was an important step towards the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...