Things to Do: August 21, 2013

Reunion of Quantrill's Raid Survivors-1925

Reunion of Quantrill’s Raid survivors, 1925. Photo courtesy of:, Kansas State Historical Society. Copy and Reuse Restrictions apply.

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, KHC has some ideas to help you commemorate the event:

1. Wake up early and follow #QR1863 on Twitter for the “live” Quantrill’s Raid Twitter event. Not on Twitter? No problem. You can follow all the action here.

2. If you’re in Lawrence, make plans to attend Jonathan Earle and Jeremy Neely’s discussion of the Twitter event and the aftermath of the raid at Watkins Community Museum of History at 5:30. Click here for details. The event is supported by a KHC Humanities Grant.

3. Read the final blog post of the “Quantrill’s Raid & Order No. 11” Shared Stories of the Civil War script. You can find all the posts here.

4. Check out Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke’s new book, “Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border.” A book launch and signing is tonight (August 20th) in Lawrence.

For more events, visit the 1863 Commemorate Lawrence website. For more information about the war on the Kansas/Missouri border, read the Shared Stories of the Civil War scripts.