Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bus trip to war museum planned

By The Herald Staff | 7/23/2014

It’s been 100 years since World War I, and the Franklin County Historical Society is commemorating the conflict with a special bus trip to Kansas City.

The venture is planned for Wednesday with participants riding to the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, where they are to be given a guided tour of the exhibits.The group also expects to eat lunch at nearby Union Station and participants may ride to the top of the Liberty Memorial if desired, Deborah Barker, Franklin County Historical Society director, said.

It’s been 100 years since World War I, and the Franklin County Historical Society is commemorating the conflict with a special bus trip to Kansas City.

The venture is planned for Wednesday with participants riding to the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, where they are to be given a guided tour of the exhibits.The group also expects to eat lunch at nearby Union Station and participants may ride to the top of the Liberty Memorial if desired, Deborah Barker, Franklin County Historical Society director, said.

“The assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire exploded into the first war that involved all the countries in Europe, Russia and eventually the United States,” Barker said. “Called ‘the war to end all wars,’ it only served to increase national feelings and jealousies, and German’s Adolph Hitler resumed the conflict in the 1930s.”

Tickets for the trip, which must be purchased in advance, are $28 and include the bus ride and admission to the museum, but not lunch.

Riders are expected to meet 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Franklin County Visitor Information Center, 2011 E. Logan St., for departure.

For more information, call (785) 242-1232.

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