Discover with Dole

Explore the Robert & Elizabeth Dole Archive & Special Collections in Discover with Dole virtual events and become a history detective!

Public Education at the Dole Institute with Julie Bergene

Get to know Public Education Coordinator Julie Bergene and discover the extraordinary work she does with students across the state.

What is an Archive?

What is an archive, and why is it important? Join Public Education Coordinator, Julie Bergene, for special behind the scenes tours of the archives for families and ages 12 and under.

The American Flag

Learn more about the American flag as a symbol of the United States! Join Public Education Coordinator, Julie Bergene, for a special tour of the archives and exhibits for families and ages 12 and under.

Observe unique objects from the archives related to the American flag and get some ideas to make your own flag-themed crafts.

All about Sports!

Did you know that a young Bob Dole was on the KU basketball team? Join Public Education Coordinator, Julie Bergene, for a special tour of the archives and exhibits for families and ages 12 and under.

Observe unique objects from the archives related to the sports and Senator Dole’s sports career.

Be a History Detective!

Can you “read” a photo? Join Public Education Coordinator, Julie Bergene, for a special tour of the archives and exhibits for families with children 12 and under.

Learn how to analyze photographs from the collection and discover the clues archival photos hold.

Service to Country – Bob Dole in WWII

How did Senator Dole serve our country during World War II? Join Public Education Coordinator, Julie Bergene, for a special tour of the archives and exhibits for families with children 12 and under.

Learn more about Senator Bob Dole’s military service and his injury on April 14, 1945 that changed his life forever.

Elizabeth Dole: a Woman of Firsts

Tell me more about Elizabeth Dole! Join Public Education Coordinator, Julie Bergene, for a special tour of the archives and exhibits for families with children 12 and under.

Senator Elizabeth Dole is a woman of many firsts – the first woman to serve in 2 different presidential cabinets, first woman senator from North Carolina, and much more!

Top Dog

Put a Leader in the White House and learn about Leader and the Dole family dogs. Join Public Education Coordinator, Julie Bergene, for a special tour of the archives and exhibits for families with children 12 and under.

This pet-themed program looks at Leader as a top dog and the other Dole family dogs’ life in Washington D.C.

Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day today in the Dole Archives! Join Public Education Coordinator, Julie Bergene, for a special tour of the archives and exhibits for families with children 12 and under.

Learn why environmental laws are passed by Congress and why it is important to the people of Kansas.

Join the Campaign Trail!

Campaigns and elections – why do we vote? Join Public Education Coordinator Julie Bergene for a special tour of the archives and exhibits for families with children 12 and under.

Engage in campaign strategies and stories from the Dole campaign trail. Why is there a pineapple juice can in the museum?

Celebrate Kansas Day (in April!)

Celebrate Kansas Day in April! Join Public Education Coordinator, Julie Bergene, for a special tour of the archives and exhibits for families with children 12 and under.

Learn about Kansas symbols and a special Kansas postcard collection in the Dole Archive.

Mission to the Moon

May the Fourth be with you! Join Public Education Coordinator Julie Bergene for a special tour of the archives and exhibits for families with children 12 and under.

Celebrate all things space and NASA in this out-of-this-world exploration of the archives.