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Vegetopia: The Kansas Colony Way Ahead of Its Time

Date and Time: November 7, 2019, 5:15 PM CT

Location: Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Cir, Emporia
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Presented by Diane Eickoff*

In 1856 a band of pilgrims set out for Kansas Territory to establish "heaven on earth." Even more controversial than their abolitionist stance was their new way of eating — a meatless vegetable diet promoted by their eccentric young leader, Henry Clubb. But Clubb's vision of a thriving colony never came to be. Border-war troubles, illness, death, and the colony's remote location thwarted its success. Clubb eventually recovered from his first failure to become the father of American vegetarianism. This program about the uniquely American tradition of utopian thinking will spur lively discussion on the practicality of chasing dreams.

*Diane will be co-presenting with her husband Aaron Barnhart, who is also a member of the Speakers Bureau for Humanities Kansas.

Sponsored by: Emporia State University

For more information about this event, please contact:
Michelle Hammond
(620) 341-5040


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