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Evenings at the Museum: The Epic Trek of the Mormon Battalion

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Both September segments will be given by veteran Western Kansas history presenter Howard Kohen of Copeland, entitled “The Epic Trek of the Mormon Battalion.”  He will tell the little-known story of a specially-recruited U.S. Army battalion’s 2,000-mile march to California, including the portion of the famous trail that runs through Southwest Kansas, during the 1840s.  The all-Mormon unit was comprised of more than 500 soldiers and their trek was linked to the transfer of extensive territory to the U.S. at the end of the Mexican-American War.

The museum is returning to its pre-COVID practice of offering light self-service refreshments and inviting attendees, if they wish, to bring their own lunch or dinner.  Though not required, masks and hand sanitizer will be available in the refreshment area.  Those interested in participating are advised to use their own judgement about precautions and virus immunity.


September 21
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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