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  • 9/16/2018 12:00:00 PM  |  Lexington, MO

    Battle of Lexington, Missouri, Anniversary Open House

    Mark the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington, Sept. 18-20, 1861, at an open house. In the visitor center, enjoy a film and museum for the story of the battle. Take a self-guided tour of grounds and battlefield and visit Anderson House. Built by Oliver Anderson in 1853, this Greek Revival-style home features cast-iron Corinthian columns and and walnut woodwork. During the Battle of Lexington, the house was used as a hospital by both sides and withstood an intense three-day battle....details >>

  • 9/16/2018 2:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    If It Looks Like a Man: Gender Identity, Female Soldiers, and Lady "Bushwackers" in the Civil War

    In a time of great emphasis on the separate roles of men and women, hundreds of females - Union and Confederate - cut their hair, bound their breasts, donned men's clothing, and reported to army recruiters for duty during the Civil War. Others served as scouts, spies, or rode with their husbands and brothers in contested areas. Public Historians Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart explore how and why these women defied cultural norms to participate in the war....details >>

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