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July 2019

Discover with Dole: Mission to the Moon

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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July 2019 marks the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission with famed astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Join the Dole Institute this month for an out-of-this-world exploration of the archives, featuring space-themed activities for kids in attendance. 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 in museum gallery activities. All programs and events at the…

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Blood Drive at the Dole Institute

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Save a life in your local community and give blood! The Dole Institute will host a donation site in conjunction with the Community Blood Center on Monday, July 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Simons Media Room. Book your appointment today by clicking here, and enter the promo code “EG22”. All presenting donors receive a $5 Starbucks gift card! Questions: Email Angie Erdley at angie.erdley@ku.edu. Medical eligibility questions: Call 1-800-688-0900

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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: Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Explore presidential and congressional pets, and celebrate your own at the August installment of Discover with Dole! Visit the Dole Institute to participate in a "Follow the Leader" scavenger hunt, take part in a "Socks vs. Leader" straw poll, make campaign posters for your pets and explore special archival items related to animal rights. 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…

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September 2019

Party on the Patio

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Join the Dole Institute Student Advisory Board for Party on the Patio, the kickoff event for the 2019-20 school year! We'll be joined by two dynamic young journalists: Seung Min Kim, White House reporter for The Washington Post, and Nicholas Fandos, Congressional correspondent for The New York Times. Students will also have the opportunity to meet Dole Institute Board of Advisors members. Come for free dinner, snow cones and great speakers, and stay for new friendships and ways to get…

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Discover with Dole: All About Kansas

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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As the sunflowers bloom in September, join the Dole Institute to explore the great state of Kansas at Discover with Dole! Make your own special Kansas postcard using historical examples from the Dole Archives, explore the state seal, and much more. 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 in museum gallery activities. All programs and events…

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In Conversation with Kevin Willmott

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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With work on titles like “BlacKkKlansman,” “C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America,” “Jayhawkers” and beyond, Kevin Willmott is both a renowned filmmaker and a local legend. Willmott will join the Dole Institute for a conversation on his diverse career as a director, screenwriter, producer, civil rights activist and KU professor. A native of Junction City, Willmott shared the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay with Spike Lee in 2019 for the duo’s collaboration on “BlacKkKlansman.” This program is free and…

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Ft. Leavenworth series | Frank Jack Fletcher: Unsung Hero

September 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Frank Jack Fletcher commanded carrier task forces in the critical first year of World War II in the Pacific. He served as senior commander in three famous naval battles (the Coral Sea, Midway and the Eastern Solomons), winning all three and damaging the Japanese Navy, which prevented it from accomplishing its operational objectives. John Kuehn leads an exploration of Fletcher’s accomplishments and examines why the commander has been largely forgotten by history. This program is free and open to the…

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BUILDING CLOSED, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Naturalization Ceremony

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Dole Institute will be closed to the general public on Friday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a Naturalization Ceremony. It will re-open for normal business hours on Saturday, Sept. 14. For questions on the Naturalization Ceremony, please contact Jared Harsin, Division Manager for the U.S. District Court of Kansas via email at Jared_Harsin@ksd.uscourts.gov.

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Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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A former minister of the interior for Afghanistan and Afghan ambassador to Germany, Ali Ahmad Jalali has written extensively on the military history of the country. He visits the institute to look at the current state of affairs in the nation and prospects for peace in the future. His latest work, “A Military History of Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the Global War on Terror,” offers extensive insight into the modern military history of Afghanistan, which has been waged…

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