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Lawrence residents offered unique opportunity to learn about presidential libraries

What is similar between these American cities: West Branch, Iowa, Hyde Park, New York Austin, Texas, Atlanta, Georgia and Abilene, Kansas? They’re all homes to a United States Presidential Library and Museum.

And thanks to an ongoing partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas, residents and friends of Lawrence Presbyterian Manor now have three opportunities to learn more about the 13 Presidential Libraries and Museums in the United States.

The event is called Exploration Time: Discover the Thirteen United States Presidential Libraries and Museums and will be offered on three dates:

3/20, 3/27, 4/3
1-3 p.m.

These courses will be held Lawrence Presbyterian Manor and open to the public. These events will be held/hosted by us as part of our Just Ask series in partnership with the Osher Spring series. 

You can learn more about Osher at: 
The presidential libraries and museums are impressive structures that hold valuable presidential documents and artifacts.

Where else can you find a wheelchair that was used daily by one of the presidents, a collection of moonrocks, the "Flying White House, the presidential Air Force One plane, or view the World War II actual world maps studied by the U.S. Commander in Chief before sending American troops to strategic locations?

The course gives a general overview of the Who, Where, When, What and Why of the thirteen U.S. Presidential Libraries and Museums. Special emphasis is on the two outstanding local U.S. Presidential Libraries and Museums closest to Lawrence: the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas and the Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. The other 11 will also be mentioned, based on personal visits to the libraries and museums and scholarly research.

Instructor: Attorney Anita Tebbe is a retired a professor of legal studies at Johnson County Community College.

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