Dole Institute plans b-day festivities this summer

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – The Dole Institute of Politics is planning to celebrate former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s 90th birthday as part of its lineup of summer events.

The Lawrence Journal World reports that other activities include an in-depth look at the Battle of Gettysburg. Director Bill Lacy says that on June 20, the center will bring in a panel of historians and military experts to mark the 150th anniversary of the three-day battle. It was the deadliest of the Civil War and was sfought in July 1863.

Then on July 22, the institute will celebrate Dole’s birthday with an open house.

This summer also marks the 10th anniversary of the institute’s opening. During the coming year, a series of events and new exhibits will mark the milestone.

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