Kansas Explorer, Conservationist To Be Honored

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ The University of Kansas Natural History Museum is planning a special event to honor Kansas explorer, conservationist and teacher Lewis Lindsay Dyche (dyk).

The museum is planning a program on Nov. 4 to discuss Dyche's life and adventures.

Museum director Kris Krishtalka says Dyche drew national attention to Kansas in the late 1890s and early 1900s with his adventures collecting animals from around the world.

The Natural History Museum was built in Lawrence in 1903. Dyche's name is on the building that houses the museum largely because his lobbying helped get it built.

In the 1890s Dyche gained popularity in Kansas when he visited small towns to discuss his adventures.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/YnklgX) the Nov. 4 program will attempt to re-create the feel of Dyche's storytelling stops.

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Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com