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November 2018

BUILDING CLOSED BEGINNING AT 12:30 p.m. | Private event

November 30, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Dole Institute will be closed to the general public on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a private event. It will re-open for normal business hours at 4:30 p.m.

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December 2018

Discover with Dole

December 1, 2018 @ 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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2018 National Post-Election Conference | Day one

December 5, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Dole Institute’s nationally-recognized Post-Election Conference delves into the key strategies of elections to examine how and why they are won and lost. A panel of journalists, pollsters, campaign strategists and political consultants will visit the institute to dissect the midterms and what the results could mean for 2020. Panelists will include: Jason Bresler, national political director, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Randy Brown, vice president, Edison Research Eliza Collins, Congressional reporter, USA Today Kelly Dietrich, founder, National Democratic Training…

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2018 National Post-Election Conference | Day two

December 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Dole Institute’s nationally-recognized Post-Election Conference delves into the key strategies of elections to examine how and why they are won and lost. A panel of journalists, pollsters, campaign strategists and political consultants will visit the institute to dissect the midterms and what the results could mean for 2020. Panelists will include: Jason Bresler, national political director, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Randy Brown, vice president, Edison Research Eliza Collins, Congressional reporter, USA Today Kelly Dietrich, founder, National Democratic Training Committee…

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Ft. Leavenworth series | Mr. Polk’s War

December 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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A sharp divide characterized the relationship between the home front and the front line during the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. Despite advances in communication technology, most Americans viewed war through a romantic lens, which bore little resemblance to the reality of the soldier experience. Greg Hospodor addresses the gulf between those two perceptions and its later implications. This program is free and open to the public.

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BUILDING CLOSED | Christmas Eve

December 24, 2018

The Dole Institute will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24. The building will reopen for normal business hours beginning Wednesday, Dec. 26.

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BUILDING CLOSED | Christmas Day

December 25, 2018

The Dole Institute will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25. The building will reopen for normal business hours beginning Wednesday, Dec. 26.

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January 2019

BUILDING CLOSED | New Year’s Day

January 1

The Dole Institute will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1. The building will reopen for normal business hours beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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Ft. Leavenworth series | Field Marshal William Slim

January 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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In the fall of 1942 and spring of 1943, the British-led Allied forces in Burma were defeated by a smaller but better-prepared and better-led Japanese army. At this crucial time, a little-known officer named Lieutenant General William Slim took command of the multinational force that had known only defeat at the hands of the Japanese. Slim had the daunting task of forging the British, Nepalese, Indian (Hindu, Sikh and Muslim troops), West and East African, Chinese and American forces into…

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Discover with Dole: “Wall of Respect” Special Edition

January 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Join the Dole Institute for a special edition of Discover with Dole, an interactive and kid-friendly day at the museum. Kids in attendance can explore the Wall of Respect, a temporary exhibit hosted in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. At 11 a.m., project director Jill Maidhof will lead an interactive educational program for students. Guests can share stories about their culture, tour the exhibit's 12-foot yurt and challenge themselves with hands-on activities. All ages are…

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