Exhibit: "You'll Never Walk Alone: The Public and Private Life of Bob Dole"


  • Ongoing: until Sunday, May 11, 2008
  • Sunday: 12:00pm
  • Monday: 9:00am
  • Tuesday: 9:00am
  • Wednesday: 9:00am
  • Thursday: 9:00am
  • Friday: 9:00am
  • Saturday: 9:00am
  • Where: Dole Institute of Politics, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will feature a special exhibit titled "You'll Never Walk Alone: The Public and Private Life of Bob Dole" starting Saturday, April 26, in the Simons Media Room. The exhibit will run through Sunday, May 11.The exhibit was designed by Jamin Leigh Dreasher, a master's degree student in museum studies at KU. Dreasher is the daughter of David and Roxie Fath of Tecumseh. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from KU in spring 2006 and is a graduate of Shawnee Heights Senior High School in Tecumseh.The traveling exhibit first opened at the Dane G. Hansen Museum in Logan on April 4 and ran through April 20.Dole's 35 years in Congress and his vice presidential and presidential bids have made him a familiar figure to Americans, particularly those in his home state of Kansas.From the age of 22, when he was deployed to Italy in World War II, Dole became a public figure, first locally and later nationwide. He learned early on to keep some parts of his life public and others private, which he continued to do throughout his highly publicized career. The exhibit will explore the intersection between those private and public aspects, drawing on his archives at the Dole Institute.Original papers and photographs will help tell the story by tracing important events in Dole's life. Each of his experiences had an important impact on the decisions he made in Congress and the causes he supported. Visitors will learn about his long hospitalization after he was wounded in World War II, how an impoverished past led him to push for reforms in programs for low-income citizens and his continued work to benefit the disabled. New insights from Dole himself will help provide a complete look at his life.The Dole Institute is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free.

This event was posted April 21, 2008 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014


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