Hall Center For The Humanities


Jane Rhoads
Author & historian

Hard Working Entertainers on the Kansas Frontier
New Generation Society of Lawrence (NGSL members only)

Wed., Mar. 19, 2014, 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Massachusetts

Acting on the Kansas frontier was a grueling way to earn a living but was enthusiastically pursued by many. Learn how Harry Houdini's wife Bess rescued the young Buster Keaton from a burning hotel, how Eddie Foy entertained the cowboys of Dodge City, and other first hand accounts by 19th and 20th century performers as they brought live entertainment to the residents of Kansas.

This program is under the auspices of the Kansas Humanities Kansas and presented by Jane Rhoads, an award winning author and historian.

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