The Adventures of Lewis Lindsay Dyche and the Advent of Kansas Conservationism
Perhaps no one has had as great an influence on the KU Natural History Museum as did Lewis Lindsay Dyche. Larger than life, he was a driving force in the establishment of the museum, a witness in the Peary-Cook race to the North Pole, creator of the popular wildlife panorama of the 1893 World's Fair, and a pioneer in laws for wildlife conservation. For one evening only in the Commons in Spooner Hall, the museum and the Kansas Memorial Union will revisit the life of Lewis Lindsay Dyche through a lecture by historian Bill Sharp and interpret Dyche's influence through actor Chris Roady. A book signing and coffee reception will follow. The event will be preceded by an exhibition opening at the museum for museum members.
November 04, 2012
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm