Bleeding Kansas Series Announced

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LECOMPTON, Kan. (release) The Kansas State Historical Society announced their annual "Bleeding Kansas" series again to be held at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton.

The annual event will be 2 p.m. Sundays, January 26 – February 23 at 2:00p.m. and cover a series of talks and dramatic interpretations about the conflict over the slavery issue in Kansas Territory 1854 – 1861.

January 26 – Rise of the New Confederacy – presented by Senator Anthony Hensley, educator and Senate Minority Leader. This is a special Kansas Day program.

February 2 – Scattered to the Four Winds: General Order No. 11 and Martial Law in Jackson County, Missouri, 1863 – presented by Ralph A. Monaco II, Esq., author, Jackson County (Missouri) Historical Society and living historian. Following the presentation, Monaco will sign copies of his book, which will be available for sale.

February 9 – One Woman’s Right in Kansas – presented by the Honorable Lawton R. Nuss, Chief Justice, Kansas Supreme Court, and Matt Veatch, State Archivist, Kansas Historical Society.

February 16 – Bellicosity Endorsed: The 1855 Lexington Pro-slavery Convention – presented by Timothy C. Westcott, Associate Professor of History, Park University.

February 23 – Free State Kansas: The Wyandotte Constitutional Convention - presented by Ed Shutt, Wyandotte County historian and lecturer.

Constitution Hall is located at 319 Elmore, Lecompton with a suggested donation is $3 adults.

For more information, call 785-887-6520 or visit