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June 2019

Discover with Dole: Celebrate Flag Day

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Celebrate Flag Day at the Dole Institute by gazing at the world’s largest American Flag stained glass window! Activities for kids will include making Uncle Sam top hats, learning how to correctly fold an American flag, Old Glory flag craft made out of straws and a jumbo Stars and Stripes floor puzzle. Discover with Dole is the Dole Institute’s monthly interactive, kid-friendly event at the museum. Families can discover uniquely-themed items in the museum and archives, make crafts, solve puzzles and take part…

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Ft. Leavenworth series | Lt. Gen. Stapleton Cotton

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Stapleton Cotton, later Field Marshal Stapleton Cotton, first Viscount Combermere, was cavalry commander under the Duke of Wellington for nearly six years in the Peninsula War. Yet, at Waterloo, he was not invited to command Wellington’s cavalry. Mark T. Gerges examines Cotton’s early career in the Peninsula and his role in the command of Wellington’s cavalry. This program is free and open to the public.

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Ambassador Dirk Wouters

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Dole Institute is pleased to welcome Dirk Wouters, ambassador of Belgium to the United States, for a summer public lecture. Wouters will highlight some of the current challenges facing the European Union and developments in the U.S. that have affected transatlantic relationships. This will include the current U.S. presidential administration’s approach to relations with Russia and China, trade deficits, NATO and Europe’s energy dependence. This event is free and open to the public. No ticket is required. The Dole…

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July 2019

Discover with Dole

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Drop by the Dole Institute on the first Saturday of each month for an interactive, kid-friendly visit to discover uniquely themed items in the museum and archives. Activities include crafts, puzzles, coloring, and museum gallery activities. Families with young children encouraged! All programs and events at the Dole Institute are free and open to the public.

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August 2019

Ft. Leavenworth series | Crown Prince Frederick of Prussia

August 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The unification of Germany was forged by the Hohenzollern dynasty, one of the more remarkable ruling houses Europe ever saw. Given this history, there were high expectations for Frederick William, the eldest son of Wilhelm I, when Prussia began its campaign to unify Germany. Ethan S. Rafuse discusses one of the most fascinating figures in the history of Imperial Germany. Frederick William was not only an able soldier, but, with his wife Victoria, hoped to be a force for liberalism…

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Discover with Dole

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Drop by the Dole Institute on the first Saturday of each month for an interactive, kid-friendly visit to discover uniquely themed items in the museum and archives. Activities include crafts, puzzles, coloring, and museum gallery activities. Families with young children encouraged! All programs and events at the Dole Institute are free and open to the public.

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