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New Veterans exhibit opens at Lyon County Historical Society; activities officially kick off

The Tuesday Night at the Museum, at the Emporia Public Library kicked off activities for the All Veterans Tribute this month.

The evening began with Diane Eickhoff, a guest speaker from the Kansas Humanities Council. Eickhoff presented "Kansas Women, Work and the Civil War." She told the stories of women as they fought for their own freedoms, just as the Civil War was heating up and as it ended. Eickhoff says these women took on many different roles in the war.

After Eickhoff's presentation, a reception was held at the Lyon County Museum, where people got their first look at a new exhibit called "The Whys and Whats of Veterans Day." Lyon County Historical Society Public Education Director Nancy Boyce is excited about this exhibit.

The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of November, as the All Veterans Tribute celebrations continue. There are two activities Wednesday, Nov. 6, with the Veterans Artist Exhibit reception at the Emporia Arts Center from 4:30 to 6:30 pm followed by the movie "From Here to Eternity" at the Granada Theatre starting at 7 pm.

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