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El Dorado, KS 67042


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kom lecture series #4:                      "1918 Influenza Pandemic: The Illness That Shaped a World War"

THURSday, August 16, 6:00pm
Speaker: dr. Paige Dodson

This month's talk will tell the story of the so-called "Spanish" influenza epidemic that claimed more American lives than both World War I and World War II combined.  Dr. Dodson will discuss the features of the disease that made this epidemic different from all the others, including its origin in Kansas.

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 Or to purchase through the Gusher Gift Shop, SHOP HERE.

This program is the fourth of our historic lecture series running May through September! Read on to learn more about the full series and how you can buy tickets for the next program.

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!

  Influenza beds at Camp Funston, KS, 1918.

Influenza beds at Camp Funston, KS, 1918.

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