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El Dorado, KS 67042


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kom lecture series #2:                   "Soda Fountains in Kansas"

Saturday, June 16, 6:00pm
Speaker: cindy higgins

During the glory days of the soda fountain, Kansas pharmacists created tonics and curatives that evolved into refreshments like the Brown Cow, the Mudslide, and Don’t Care. Mineral springs, World War I luxury taxes, and bottled soda pop played a role in these ice cream concoctions that became a profitable sideline business. The presentation will explore soda fountains in Kansas today and the revival of soda fountains throughout the nation.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Humanities Kansas, this great program from the Kansas Speakers' Bureau is FREE to the public! But please be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend. Just call (316) 321-9333 or e-mail to make a reservation.

This program is the second 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 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!

  Cindy Higgins, Speaker   Journalist and Kansas historian

Cindy Higgins, Speaker

Journalist and Kansas historian

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