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383 E. Central
El Dorado, KS 67042

316-321-9333

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kom lecture series #3:                      "AND STILL WE RISE: EL DORADO'S           BLACK HERITAGE"

THURSday, JuLY 12, 6:00pm
Speaker: SONJA MILBOURN

Hidden within El Dorado's history is a gold mine of African American heritage. In this program presented by long-time El Dorado resident and educator Sonja Milbourn, a tight-knit community of young and old, former slaves, entrepreneurs, and socially and politically engaged citizens come to life in stories revealed through oral histories, memoirs, photos, art and news clippings.

The cost to attend this program is $15 for members, or $25 for non-members. For tickets please call (316) 321-9333 or e-mail education@kansasoilmuseum.org. Or to purchase through the Gusher Gift Shop, SHOP HERE.

This program is the third of our historic lecture series running May through September! Read on to learn more about the full series and how you can sign up.

coming up in the 2018 kom          history lecture series

may - september

We are pleased to announce in the months ahead a series of historical lectures focusing on Butler County in the early 20th century. Pick your favorites to attend, or get a bargain and sign up for the full year!

2018 Lecture Series Schedule

Thu., May 24, 6:00pm: "Disaster! Fire, Storm, & Other Catastrophes on the Early Oilfields"

Sat., June 16, 6:00pm: "Soda Fountains in Kansas." Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. Lecture is free to the public.

Thu., July 12, 6:00pm: "And Still We Rise: El Dorado's Black Heritage"

Thu., August 16, 6:00pm: "1918 Influenza Pandemic: The Illness That Shaped a World War"

Sat., September 29, 3:00pm: "Victory on a Sea of Oil: World War I & the El Dorado Oilfield"

Single Lecture: $15/member, $25/non-member
Or SAVE and register for a full year of programs!
Full Lecture Series: $50/member, $90/non-member

For ticket purchases call the museum at (316) 321-9333 or e-mail education@kansasoilmuseum.org. We can also take checks
to the Kansas Oil Museum, 383 E Central Ave, El Dorado, KS 67042. Or just stop by and sign up at the museum!


  The sons of El Dorado resident Carl Wills play the role of "the Gold Dust Twins" in the local Kaffir Corn Carnival parade, ca. 1923.

The sons of El Dorado resident Carl Wills play the role of "the Gold Dust Twins" in the local Kaffir Corn Carnival parade, ca. 1923.

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