A noncredit adult education course about Arlington National Cemetery will be offered in Leavenworth in April.

A noncredit adult education course about Arlington National Cemetery will be offered in Leavenworth in April.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas will present “Arlington National Cemetery: Its History and Its Heroes” in a three-session class for people 50-over.

University of Kansas instructor Jim Peters, an author of a book about the national cemetery, will present the program.

The course will be held from 2-4 p.m. April 5, April 12 and April 19 at the Fairfield Inn, 1101 N. 4th St.

The registration fee is $50 per person. Members of the alumni associations of KU, Kansas State University and Washburn University are eligible for discounts.

“The course reviews (the cemetery’s) colorful history from its pre-Civil War days as Robert E. Lee’s home through current U.S. conflicts,” according to a press release. “It will recount lives of the people buried there, from presidents to privates, officers to enlisted men, Supreme Court justices to unknown slaves. It will also review its major monuments and memorials, look at eligibility for burial, types of military honors, and how this modern cemetery administers 37 burials every weekday.”

Osher Institute enrichment programs are generally intended for lifelong learners 50-over. The courses typically feature three weekly two-hour sessions at locations across northeast Kansas.

“No homework. No tests. No pressure. It’s just learning for the joy of it,” according to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute website.

For more information or to register, call 785-864-5823. People can also register online at www.osher.ku.edu