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Lewis Lindsay Dyche Event Scheduled

The KU Natural History Museum, the KU Memorial Unions and KUHistory.com have teamed up to present The Adventures of Lewis Lindsay Dyche and the Advent of Kansas Conservation.  The presentation will be held on Sunday, November 4th beginning at 7 p.m. in the Commons in Spooner Hall, 14th Street and Jayhawk Boulevard on the Lawrence campus.

The event will focus on the life and vision of Lewis Lindsay Dyche, nicknamed “The Dashing Kansan”, and will feature many of the images taken by Dyche on his adventures to the Arctic.  Many of these images have not been publish and were used by Dyche when he presented his “magic lantern” shows over 100 years ago.

Bill Sharp, co-author of the book The Dashing Kansan, will speak, as will Chris Shrack, educational coordinator at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism and Leonard Krishtalka of the KU Biodiversity Institute.  Chris Roady will portray Dyche, using many of Dyche’s own words, in vignettes about his life and adventures.

A private reception will be held before the event at the KU Natural History Museum beginning at 6 p.m. The reception will feature The Magic Lantern Revisited, an exhibit of rarely seen images from Dyche’s career.  Museum members, guests, and not-yet-members are invited, but must RSVP for the event at 785-864-4450.

Learn more about The Dashing Kansan in the following KUHistory.com articles:

ARRANGING DYCHE’S CHAIR ON MOUNT OREAD

NORTHERN EXPOSURE

“NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD”

CUSTER’S LAST STANDARD BEARER

The book, The Dashing Kansan, is available from the KU Bookstore.

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