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Homeschool Wednesday
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Topeka,KS
MLK 50 Year Commemoration
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Kansas City,KS
Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustee Meeting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Park Day 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Lexington,MO
Park day- 2018 Lone Jack
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Lone Jack,MO
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Kansas City Posse of the Westerners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | KC,MO
Cass County Civil War Round Table
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Harrisonville,MO
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April 2018 CWRTWM Membership Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Independence,MO
Atkins-Johnson Museum Opening Day - Art Talk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Gladstone,MO
Quebec to Quindaro
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KC,KS
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Quebec to Quindaro
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | KC,KS
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Passport to India Festival
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Independence Civil War Study Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Independence,MO
Book Talk with Author Tanner Colby
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Topeka,KS
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"Economics & The Poor" Film Screening
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Topeka,KS
Quindaro Symposium - Strength Through Numbers
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Kansas City,KS
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Rendezvous in Council Grove
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM | Salina,KS
Afternoon Tea at the Anderson House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Lexington,MO
Civil War Encampment
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Rendezvous in Council Grove
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Salina,KS
Civil War Encampment
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Civil War Encampment
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Triangle Loom Class
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Butler,MO
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Art Adventures at the Watkins
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
Grinter Quilt Show
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Kansas City,KS
 
 
 
 
 
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  • 4/24/2018 6:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Free screening and discussion of The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords

    The National Archives at KC, the American Jazz Museum & the Greater KC Black History Study Group, will offer a screening & discussion of The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords. This documentary focuses on editors, photographers, & reporters from African American newspapers, who toiled on the front lines to give voice to a culture disenfranchised by white media....details >>

  • 4/25/2018 9:00:00 AM  |  Butler, MO

    Triangle Loom Class

    It's weaving made easy! Learn how to weave using a basic triangle loom. This simple technique is perfect for those wishing to learn the basics of weaving. there are no shuttles to wind, heddles to thread, or looms to warp. You warp and weft at the same time! Great for those who have never woven or even veteran weavers.$10.00 - Includes all materials & use of loo. Take home your finished project. Advance Registration Required....details >>

  • 4/27/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, KS

    Grinter Quilt Show

    Free admission to see over 50 quilts; $6 for quilting speaker Theresa Ward in house at 1:00 on Sat. (includes tour of house if wish); tour of historic home $6 for adults, $3 for children...details >>

  • 4/27/2018 5:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Art Adventures at the Watkins

    Bring the family to the Watkins for refreshments, music by Gwyneth Whistlewood (the Feral Flute), and Lawrence Art Guild Association activities celebrating our new exhibit "Artisans Outdoors: Lawrence's Art in the Park."...details >>

  • 4/28/2018 10:00:00 AM

    TAKE A HIKE INTO DOUGLAS COUNTY’S HISTORY!

    The KU Field Station’s Baldwin Woods site will lead a tour on Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. to noon. This tour will focus on the pristine native oak-hickory forest portion of the site, and visitors should expect to see spring ephemeral wildflowers. Meet on N 500 Road, Douglas County, just east of E 1700 Road, 2 miles south of Vinland. Park along N 500 Rd, not on E 1700 Rd which is heavily trafficked. Trails are likely to be muddy; wear appropriate footwear, and bring water, a hat and insect spray....details >>

  • 4/28/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, KS

    Grinter Quilt Show

    Free admission to see over 50 quilts; $6 for quilting speaker Theresa Ward in house at 1:00 on Sat. (includes tour of house if wish); tour of historic home $6 for adults, $3 for children...details >>

  • 4/28/2018 11:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Kansas Riverkings Guided Walking Tour and Coffee Discussion

    Kansas Riverkings Museum exhibition provides guided walking tours. Education director, Barbara Higgins-Dover leads a journey into the past when 19th century rivermen worked the waters and sold what they caught to a hungry community. The 40-minute tour includes information about the Riverkings, their fishing cabins and equipment, how they marketed their catch, and the way they lived along the river. Coffee and discussion follows the tour. In the event of rain, the tour will be cancelled....details >>

  • 4/28/2018 1:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Boss Tom's Time Film Series

    As the Library launches its historical website, "The Pendergast Years: Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression" (pendergastkc.org), we'll screen three memorable films in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault - all set in the 1920s-30s when the political machine of “Boss Tom” Pendergast ruled Kansas City’s government and criminal underworld. Titles rated R and recommended for adult audiences only. April 14 The Untouchables (1987) April 21 The Cotton Club (1984) April 28 Kansas City (1996)...details >>

  • 4/28/2018 3:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Film Screening: The Kansas Marijuana Harvest

    Watch history go up in smoke: In connection with our landmark exhibit "Free State, Free Spirits: Lawrence's 1960s Counter Culture," the Watkins will show the infamous 1970 60 Minutes segment "The Kansas Marijuana Harvest" every Saturday in April. Free screenings at 3 and 3:30. No tickets necessary....details >>

  • 4/28/2018 5:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Roundabout! (Or the Completely Contrived Chronicle of Lucy Mahaffie and the Endless Right Turn)

    In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of James Beatty Mahaffie, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site and Olathe Civic Theatre Association are cooking up some fun for the whole family with an old-fashioned melodrama packed with more fiction than fact, but a whole lot of fun that gives Olathe’s history with the ’roundabout’! The melodrama takes place on the grounds of the historic Mahaffie Farm....details >>

  • 4/28/2018 7:30:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Roundabout! (Or the Completely Contrived Chronicle of Lucy Mahaffie and the Endless Right Turn)

    In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of James Beatty Mahaffie, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site and Olathe Civic Theatre Association are cooking up some fun for the whole family with an old-fashioned melodrama packed with more fiction than fact, but a whole lot of fun that gives Olathe’s history with the ’roundabout’! The melodrama takes place on the grounds of the historic Mahaffie Farm....details >>

  • 4/29/2018 1:00:00 PM  |  Fort Leavenworth, KS

    Fort Leavenworth Tour of Historic Homes

    Don’t miss a chance to tour inside these historic homes on Fort Leavenworth. Check in at "The Old DB" (310 McPherson Avenue) from 12:30-4:30 p.m. for a self-guided, walking tour with docents to guide you through homes. Purchase tickets with link provided. Note: You should plan extra time to pass through the Fort Leavenworth Visitor Control Center. Photo identification will be checked for all adult (age 16+) passengers in your vehicle. For more information, call (913) 684-3600....details >>

  • 4/29/2018 2:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Roundabout! (Or the Completely Contrived Chronicle of Lucy Mahaffie and the Endless Right Turn)

    In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of James Beatty Mahaffie, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site and Olathe Civic Theatre Association are cooking up some fun for the whole family with an old-fashioned melodrama packed with more fiction than fact, but a whole lot of fun that gives Olathe’s history with the ’roundabout’! The melodrama takes place on the grounds of the historic Mahaffie Farm....details >>

  • 5/2/2018 1:00:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Homeschool Wednesday

    Visit the Kansas Museum of History and join us for Home School Wednesdays, the first Wednesday of each month September through May. Discover a new topic each month! Fourth grade through high school students can learn and explore primary and secondary sources with activities related to each topic. Cost is $6 per student, which includes Museum admission. Students younger than fourth grade may visit the Discovery Place during this time. Preregistration is required....details >>

  • 5/3/2018 3:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, KS

    GRINTER LADIES’ NIGHT OUT

    $5 admission, wine & food tastings, door prize drawings every 30 minutes....details >>

  • 5/4/2018 9:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Crossroads of the Vine

    An art exhibition featuring works from Crossroads Charter Schools scholars....details >>

  • 5/5/2018 9:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Civil War Field Day

    Civil War Field Day at the John Wornall House Museum is a unique experience that allows you to meet and interact with Civil War soldiers, surgeons, and civilians while on the site of an authentic Civil War field hospital.The Wornall House, built in 1858, served as a field hospital during the Battle of Westport in October 1864....details >>

  • 5/5/2018 11:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Kansas Riverkings Guided Walking Tour and Coffee Discussion

    Kansas Riverkings Museum exhibition provides guided walking tours. Education director, Barbara Higgins-Dover leads a journey into the past when 19th century rivermen worked the waters and sold what they caught to a hungry community. The 40 minute tour includes information about the Riverkings, their fishing cabins and equipment, how they marketed their catch, and the way they lived along the river. Coffee and discussion follows the tour. In the event of rain, the tour will be cancelled....details >>

  • 5/5/2018 1:00:00 PM  |  Tonganoxie, KS

    Tonganoxie Community Historical Society Tour of Ghost Towns in Southern Leavenworth County

    The tour will last three hours, with one stop at the Boling Grange Hall for refreshments about half way through the tour. The general area of focus will be north of 24-40, east of the Jefferson County line, south of Stranger Road, and east of 171st Street. This will be an afternoon of historical tales of railroads and towns. Narrators for the trip will be Perry Walters, Virginia Seymour, and Carrie Ritchey. The bus will depart from the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society @ 1pm....details >>

  • 5/6/2018 9:00:00 AM  |  Butler, MO

    Basket Weaving Class

    Join us for a great weaving experience when you make your own Market Basket. This very useful basket is 8 1/4" long x 4 3/4" wide x 9" high with handle.Class taught by Mona & Marilyn - Missouri Basketweavers Guild - Reserve your spot by April 17th Mail check made to Poplar Heights Farm, P.O. Box 266, Butler, MO 64730 along with your name, email and phone number Bring a sack lunch, Weaving tool (flat tip screwdriver, letter opener or old dinner knife), old hand towel, clothes pins)....details >>

  • 5/10/2018 7:00:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    General Meeting- Monticello Community Historical Society

    “Alexander Majors” presented by Gary Hicks. Gary is President of the Johnson County Kansas Heritage Foundation. He is an expert on the Alexander Majors landmark....details >>

  • 5/11/2018 9:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Crossroads of the Vine

    An art exhibition featuring works from Crossroads Charter Schools scholars....details >>

  • 5/12/2018 9:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Pancake or Biscuits with Gravy Breakfast and Bake Sale Fundraiser

    The new Museum exhibit theme will be Mother’s Cookbooks....details >>

  • 5/12/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Marble Tournament

    Marbles were one of the most popular games in the 1920’s and Shawnee Town is taking the fun one step further. Participate in our tournament and the two final winners will automatically be entered in the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures’ major tournament on June 9th. Richard Maxwell, marble collector, teacher and author, will judge. Our sponsor, Moon Marble, will have awesome prizes for the winners....details >>

  • 5/12/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Lexington, MO

    At Home on the Frontlines

    Several Civil War battles took place in towns like Lexington, MO, bringing the frontline to people’s doorsteps. Experience aspects of the Civil War Homefront and Frontlines including: drills, cannon fire, quilting, rope making, woodworking, toy making and more! Sponsored by Missouri State Parks and the Tater Mess....details >>

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