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  • 11/1/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City's Guadalupe Centers: A Century of Serving the Latino Community

    This yearlong exhibit chronicles the 100-year history of Kansas City’s Guadalupe Centers, Inc. – and by extension, the history of the city’s thriving Hispanic and Latino community. Founded in 1919, Guadalupe Centers is the longest continuously running Latino-serving organization in the country. On display through May 2020. View during regular library hours. Check the library's website for exact hours, and dates the library will be closed....details >>

  • 11/1/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Two Exhibits: Out of the Toy Box; & Photographs by Maude Frink

    Out of the Toy Box: Franklin County at Play features more than 150 years of toys played with by Franklin County children. Photographer Spotlight: Maude Frink. Maude was celebrated for her work portraying children at play and in other natural settings. These exhibits will be on display through December 2019. Call or visit the Franklin County Historical Society website for exact days and hours the exhibits will be available for viewing....details >>

  • 11/1/2019 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Martha Farnsworth, #MarthaMakesHistory-State Archives Gallery Opening November 1, 2019

    Martha Farnsworth was one of many Kansans who worked tirelessly to earn the right to vote for women. She was heavily involved in community organizations advocating for equal suffrage in Kansas. Martha’s Twitter program has been following her life on this day (OTD) more than 100 years ago. #MarthaMakesHistory is now a special exhibit on display in the State Archives Gallery at the Kansas Historical Society, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday....details >>

  • 11/1/2019 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Enterprising Women: Lawrence in the Suffrage Movement

    2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. The struggle for the vote was long and hard fought. Even in winning the vote, not all women were able to access their new enfranchisement for decades, and some communities still struggle today. Kansas was forefront in the fight for women's suffrage, extending the right to vote to Kansas women eight years before national suffrage. The spirit of self-determination forged in Lawrence women’s earliest days shaped the later fight for suffrage....details >>

  • 11/1/2019 12:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    First Fridays at 18th & Vine

    First Fridays are a cultural experience of music, art, food, and shopping. Shop local artists and an array of food trucks. All of the neighbors in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District present lively entertainment! Stop in to the American Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, check out live music at the Juke House, Blue Room, Mutual Musicians Foundation, Vine Street Studio, and dance at Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. Check with the museum for more info on specific dates....details >>

  • 11/1/2019 7:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Reno: The Rise and Fall of a Tiny Kansas Town

    Marie Brockhoff's Kansas History Day award-winning performance tells the surprising, compelling story of Reno through the lives of two women, Georgina Phenicie and her daughter, Ruth. In the late 1880s, 400 freed slaves came to the community. Reno was fully integrated and had all kinds of businesses. But the black population dwindled to just 47 by the 1920s, a decline coinciding with the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. Marie's performance reveals this history and why it matters now....details >>

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