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Who Was Lewis Lindsay Dyche, Namesake of KU's Natural History Museum?

Dyche Hall, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas

Almost all university buildings are named after noteworthy people -- former school presidents, prominent scholars, wealthy donors or even famous alumni. The Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas is no exception. It's named after a man from Osage County, who spent most of his childhood... avoiding school. Commentator John Richard Schrock tells us more.  


Commentator John Richard Schrock is professor emeritus of biology at Emporia State University. He's also been a visiting teacher and lecturer in China since the mid-1970s. He lives in Emporia.

Learn more about the Dyche Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas. And when you visit, be sure to see Comanche, the sole-surviving horse from George Custer's 7th Cavalry after the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Check out the story behind another KU building, Snow Hall, named after Francis Huntington Snow

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