Course detail: A Personal Journey Down the Arkansas River and It Impact on America's Heartland (1803 - the present day)

We will explore this heavily regulated river from beginning to end. From raging rapids to diversion dams for irrigation ditches, to dry streambeds, and finally barge traffic, we will examine the impact this wild, elusive, and embattled river has had on cities, towns and adjacent farmland, starting with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 through to the present day.

An Osher membership fee of $25 is required to enroll in this class. If you have not paid your membership fee, please click  on the blue link below under "course accessibility" to add the membership fee to your shopping cart. Then continue shopping to select your courses and/or events. If you have questions about whether or not you have paid your member fee, please call 785-864-6779.

Instructor Bio: Hannes Zacharias is the Robert A. Kipp Professor of Practice for the KU School of Public Affairs and Administration following a 35-year career in local city and county government administration. He has served as City Manager of Boonville, Mo., Hays, Kan. and County Manager for Johnson County, Kan.

Course Accessibility: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in an event, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.

Course pre-requisites
(required) Osher Membership Fee

 Session Information: OC24301F

Schedule: Every week on Wednesday, starting on 06/12/24 and ending on 06/26/24
Only 22 days left to register!
Times: 06:00pm-08:00pm CDT
In-Person : $50.00


Thank you for registering for this Osher in-person course. This class will meet at Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, 2910 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS. We look forward to seeing you in class.


Name Additional Resources
Hannes Zacharias

Facility Detail

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging In Person
2910 S.W. Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66611

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $5.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 7 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.