Douglas County: Pressures of Migration and Politics is a traveling exhibit developed by the Douglas County Heritage Office funded by grants from Humanities Kansas and the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. This exhibit provides a glimpse into the stories of why people have been attracted to Douglas County since the 1850s, and why others have left. Featured include:
- Baker University
- Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park
- German migration
- Mexican migration
- Wakarusa River Valley
- Post-WWII Veterans’ education
The exhibit is on display August 31 – September 30
Friday, August 31, 7-8:30 p.m.
The Watkins brings historic and contemporary issues together in this special Final Friday program. At 7 PM, local researcher Cindy Higgins and Douglas County Heritage Coordinator Jan Shupert-Arick discuss migration into our region during the Civil War era and unveil a new exhibit on the subject. The project was funded by Humanities Kansas and Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, Inc. At 8:00 pm, Ann L. Say of Once We Were Refugees will discuss her organization’s work on behalf of current-day refugees.