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Friends University Constitution Day: You Be the Judge

Sep 17, 2014 7pm

Friends University
You can be the judge at Friends University’s 2014 Constitution Day program at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Friends University Garvey Institute of Law and the Kansas Humanities Council.

Judge G. Joseph Pierron Jr., who has been a judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals since 1990, will lead the audience in the re-enactment of actual U.S. Supreme Court cases. Participants will be able to live the law while playing litigants, lawyers, and judges. No preparation is necessary for the program, and there will be a reception immediately following the presentation.
For more information, contact garveylecture@friends.edu or 316-295-5611.


Karen Warn, 316-295-5713


Harvey County in Pictures: Postcards of Newton and Beyond

Nov 16, 2014 2pm

Harvey County Historical Museum, 203 Main, Newton, KS
Harvey County In Pictures: Postcards of Newton and Beyond. Explore antique and vintage postcards depicting familiar scenes, some long gone. Presented by Beth Schmucker. $5 (HCHM members admitted for free).

Debra D. Hiebert, Museum Director, 316-283-2221


The Tall-Tale Postcards of Dad Martin and Pop Conard

Oct 19, 2014 2pm

Harvey County Historical Museum, 203 Main, Newton, KS
The Tall-Tale Postcards of Dad Martin and Pop Conard. William H. “Dad” Martin and Frank D. “Pop” Conard were pioneers of the postcard printing business who found inspiration in the trials and tribulations of Kansas culture. From the early 1900s through 1940, their carefully crafted images pushed the medium of photography, promoting Kansas as a land where ears of corn grew so large that farmers used logging saws to slice them and monster grasshoppers could stop a train in its tracks. Presented by Erika Nelson thanks to the Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. Free.

Debra D. Hiebert, Museum Director, 316-283-2221