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Stonehenge Exhibition & Lecture

Even though this is a short notice, we wanted to let you know about a special presentation as part of the Stonehenge Exhibition at Union Station.

Direct from the award-winning Wiltshire Museum in Devizes, England, renowned British archeologist David Dawson will make a rare North American appearance and deliver a fascinating morning lecture on August 16th only at Union Station Kansas City in conjunction with the current Stonehenge exhibition.

Guests will be invited to travel back in time more than 5,000 years and discover remarkable stories of the prehistoric people who lived, worked and were buried in the landscape around Stonehenge. As well, Dawson will present the latest science that's unraveled ancient mysteries of this enigmatic World Heritage Site.  

This one-hour lecture presentation begins promptly at 10:00 am in Union Station's spacious Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre and is FREE with the purchase of a full-priced exhibition ticket to Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries & Modern Discoveries.  

If ESU members and Friends of ESU are interested in this Stonehenge Exhibit at Union Station—which has never been seen in North or South America—here is your chance to not only see the Stonehenge Exhibit but also attend a FREE lecture presentation by renowned British archaeologist David Dawson. This lecture will be offered only one day, Friday, August 16 at 10:00 am.

When: Friday, August 16, 2019

Time: Lecture begins promptly at 10:00 am

Where: Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre at Union Station, Kansas City

Tickets: You must purchase a full-price adult ticket to the Stonehenge Exhibit and the David Dawson Lecture is FREE.

Click here to purchase the Adult Ticket(s) to the Stonehenge Exhibit. $22.20 per adult ticket total including handling fee. The free lecture will be included with your Exhibit ticket purchase.

Optional Lunch: At the time you purchase your ticket to the Stonehenge Exhibit online, you may also purchase a Classic English Fish & Chips Lunch at Harvey's Restaurant in the lobby of Union Station. The price of the lunch is $12.00 (includes tax, coffee, tea or soda) and will be added to the price of the Stonehenge Exhibit ticket.

Immediately following the lecture and Q&A session, we will visit the Stonehenge Exhibit and, for those who purchased the English Fish & Chips Lunch, we will have lunch following the tour of the Stonehenge Exhibit.

We know this is a very short notice but if you want to attend this extraordinary Stonehenge Exhibit and the FREE lecture, you should purchase your exhibit ticket(s) as soon as possible. Please purchase your ticket(s) BEFORE Friday, August 16 to be sure you will get a seat for the lecture. Limited lecture seats are available.

Please call Jeff Schnabel at (816) 878-1239 one you have purchased your Stonehenge Exhibit ticket so we will know how many will be in our group. Also, feel free to call Jeff if you  have any questions about this special lecture presentation and Stonehenge Exhibit or about purchasing tickets.

More about the Stonehenge Exhibit at Union Station:

"Stonehenge is one of the world's most storied and mysterious monuments," George Guastello, president and CEO of Union Station, said. "Who built it? How did they build it? When? And why? Some consider it a place of mysterious earth energies and other mystical forces. Others regard it solely as an impressive testament to the skills of a long-ago civilization. Still, others want to attribute it to ancient aliens. This world-class exhibition allows guests to explore and experience all of those questions and encounter the very latest that science is revealing. Union Station –once again –has been awarded the prestigious premiere venue for this international tour, never before seen in North or South America.

About David Dawson:  

David has been Director of the Wiltshire Museum since 2008 and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and an Associate of the Museums Association. He holds a BA in Archaeology from Durham University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Leicester. He has worked as a field archaeologist on a number of important excavations in the UK, France and Italy, which included several seasons as a Site Supervisor for English Heritage.  In addition he has represented the UK on a number of international expert panels and was Chair of the UK UNESCO Memory of the World Program.  Dawson is a dynamic presenter and acclaimed expert on Stonehenge and its ancient mysteries.


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