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Dole Institute

2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
785-864-4900

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June 2018

Discover with Dole

June 2 @ 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. This event will be held in conjunction with the institute's Homeschool Family Open House, running from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The open house…

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Homeschool Family Open House

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Join the Dole Institute for a special event for homeschool families and students! The institute will have games, crafts, educational activities, archival tours and document discovery for families in attendance. This program is free and open to all. Learn more by downloading our informational flyer. Questions? Contact public education coordinator Julie Bergene at jbergene@ku.edu.

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Ft. Leavenworth series | Vicissitudes of Violence: Fear, Physiology, and Behavior under Fire

June 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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In battle, every soldier’s reaction is unique. The related range of brain chemistry reactions, acquired coping skills and shaping behavioral norms are so diverse that the concept of a “universal soldier” response to combat loses all meaning. Dr. Ed Coss leads an examination of this interactive process, clarifying what soldiers experience in battle and why they react as they do—a matter of supreme significance when using history as a lens to examine human behavior.

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August 2018

Ft. Leavenworth series | The Forgotten Homefront

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Often called the “Forgotten War,” the Korean War was, in fact, the ignored war. It was ignored not because Americans did not care, but because they cared too much about the threat posed by Communism and the Soviet Union. Dr. Janet Valentine examines the Korean War homefront in context of America’s fear of Soviet Communism and the possibility of nuclear annihilation.

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