Thursday, March 12, 2015

Trial lawyer to examine trial of Jesus

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- A veteran Wyandotte County trial lawyer, John J. Jurcyk Jr., will examine the trail of Jesus in a presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at the Wyandotte County Museum, 631 N. 126th St., in Wyandotte County Park, Bonner Springs.

Jurcyk, a lawyer with the firm of McAnany, Van Cleave and Phillips, has presented the talk several times during the past ten years. It is based on evidence from the four gospels and other historic facts. Jurcyk said there were six trials, or hearings.

“Roman and Jewish laws were in effect at the time,” Jurcyk said. “But these laws were broken.”

The Wyandotte County Historical Society will present its annual awards as another part of the program. Diane Eickhoff, a Kansas City, Mo., author will give a presentation about Clarina Nichols. Nichols is credited with influencing the all-male delegates to Wyandotte Convention to include women’s rights in the document that would become the constitution when Kansas became a state in 1861. Eickhoff has written a biography about Nichols entitled “Revolutionary Heart.”

Nichols, a Wyandotte County pioneer, will be honored as the first recipient of the “Virginia Smith Glandon Award” that recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions to Wyandotte County history. Glandon was a member of the Historical Society in the 1950s and is credited with leading the effort to build the Wyandotte County Museum during the 1950s.

Other awards will recognize individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to Wyandotte County History.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the program.

For more information, telephone 913-573-5002.