"Those Who Came Before Us: Mexican Americans in Kansas, 1900-1950"

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  • Ongoing: until Friday, June 30, 2006
  • Tuesday: 10:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Watkins Museum of History, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

Open until July 1 at the Watkins Community Museum of History is the traveling exhibit "Those Who Came Before Us: Mexican Americans in Kansas, 1900-1950." The connection between the United States and people of Mexican descent goes back several centuries. This exhibit explores the jobs which brought most early Mexican workers, including sugar beet production and working on the railroads, to Kansas. The culture and traditions of Mexican Americans are also highlighted, including fiesta, the Quinceanera, and Las Posadas.The exhibit was produced by the Kansas State Historical Society and is being toured by the Kansas Interpretive Traveling Exhibits Service (KITES). The Watkins Community Museum of History is operated by the Douglas County Historical Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, and dissemination of Douglas County History.

This event was posted June 22, 2006 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014

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