Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie is an exhibit that focuses on the Sunflower Ordnance Works, later known as the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, located near present day De Soto, Kansas. The exhibit continues through August 23, 2014 and was curated by the Johnson County Museum. Records from the National Archives at Kansas City and Johnson County Museum are featured. The exhibit focuses on the workers and artifacts from the onetime world's largest smokeless powder explosives plant. The following lectures will be presented in partnership between the National Archives and the Johnson County Museum and will take place at the National Archives.
World War II Records at the National Archives on Saturday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m. - presented by Jake Ersland, archivist at the National Archives. Ersland will highlight records found in the Archives that were created during war time. In addition, Ersland will offer tips on how to research military records and other war-related information.
Main Street America and the Cold War on Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. - presented by Dr. Janet Valentine of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Dr. Valentine will discuss the effects of the Cold War in post-World War II America.
To make a reservation for either of these free programs, call 816-268-8010 or email them here.
For more information about the Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie exhibit, hosted at the Johnson County Museum in Shawnee, KS, visit their website.