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Dietrich Cabin Open House
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
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At Home on the Range: Community Cookbooks
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
Homeschool Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Topeka,KS
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Home School Day
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Shawnee,KS
Fall Cemetery Tours
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Olathe,KS
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Speakeasy Society Program
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
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Ghost Tours at the Wornall House
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Dietrich Cabin Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
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Families & Food Trucks Story Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
Ghost Tours at the Wornall House
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Historical Hauntings
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
Ghost Tours at the Wornall House
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Kansas City,MO
 
 
 
 
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  • 10/18/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year....details >>

  • 10/18/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Warrensburg, MO

    Nance Lecture: Five Myths About the Syrian Civil War

    Join the McClure Archives and University Museum for its annual Paul and Colleen Nance lecture. The lecture this year will be "Five Myths About the Syrian Civil War," delivered by Dr. Michael Makara. Dr. Makara is a political scientist and expert on governmental relations in the modern Middle East. The Nance Lecture was founded in honor of Paul and Colleen Nance, and celebrates their legacy by continuing their work to bring the cultures of the Midwest and the Middle East closer....details >>

  • 10/18/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Speakeasy Society Program

    Password Required, phone for reservations....details >>

  • 10/19/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year....details >>

  • 10/19/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    2017-2018 Film Series: American Jazz Museum and the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group

    August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand (2015) The first documentary about the Tony-and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson is a co-production of the PBS American Masters series and WQED. Unprecedented access to Wilson’s theatrical archives, rarely seen interviews and new dramatic readings bring to life his seminal 10-play cycle chronicling each decade of the 20th-century African-American experience....details >>

  • 10/20/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year....details >>

  • 10/20/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Ghost Tours at the Wornall House

    Join us for one of our popular Ghost Tours to hear about some of the unexplained sights and sounds experienced here, learn about the gruesome Civil War history and the soldiers that may have died here, and enjoy theatrical presentations to get you in a spooky mood....details >>

  • 10/21/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    1920's Bookclub at the Farmhouse

    Enter through farmhouse gate. Reservations Required....details >>

  • 10/21/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year....details >>

  • 10/21/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Dietrich Cabin Open House

    Dietrich Cabin, a house built by Franklin County settlers in 1859, will be open to the public! Admission is free....details >>

  • 10/21/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    German-American History Talk & Gallery Tour

    The Watkins invites you to a special event marking our new exhibit on the Lawrence Turnverein--the German-American society that built the Turnhalle and left its mark on our city. Prof. William D. Keel of the University of Kansas kicks the event off with a talk on local German-American history. This will be followed by a special tour of the new exhibit with Watkins curator Brittany Keegan and German-American expert Dr. Lorie Vanchena....details >>

  • 10/21/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Ghost Tours at the Wornall House

    Join us for one of our popular Ghost Tours to hear about some of the unexplained sights and sounds experienced here, learn about the gruesome Civil War history and the soldiers that may have died here, and enjoy theatrical presentations to get you in a spooky mood....details >>

  • 10/21/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Nosferatu the Vampyre Silent Film Event

    New date! The Franklin County Historical Society is partnering with the Plaza Cinema to bring you a spectacular silent film event featuring a LIVE musical score performed by organist Marvin Faulwell and percussionist Bob Keckeisen, with introductions by Bill Shaffer. Films include animated short film FELIX SWITCHES WITCHES (1927), short film SATURDAY'S LESSON (1928), and the feature film NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE (1922). Tickets are just $15 please call Plaza Cinema or use link to purchase....details >>

  • 10/22/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year....details >>

  • 10/22/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Dietrich Cabin Open House

    Dietrich Cabin, a house built by Franklin County settlers in 1859, will be open to the public! Admission is free....details >>

  • 10/23/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year....details >>

  • 10/24/2017 8:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Professional Development Workshop - Working with Individuals with Dementia

    This workshop, put on in partnership with Arts and AGEing KC, Shawnee Town 1929, and FFNHA, will help to educate museum professionals and the intricacies, challenges, and opportunities of working with individuals with dementia and their caregivers....details >>

  • 10/24/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year....details >>

  • 10/24/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Butler, MO

    155th Anniversary of the Battle of Island Mound

    Men of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry & Their Stories: The Battle of Island Mound was only the first of many fights for the men of the 1st KCVI. Come hear about some of the remarkable tales of heroism and sacrifice that followed the Island Mound skirmish. Fresh recruits became battle-hardened soldiers and earned the respect of both their comrades and their enemies. Presented by the Bates County Museum....details >>

  • 10/25/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year....details >>

  • 10/26/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year....details >>

  • 10/27/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year....details >>

  • 10/27/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Families & Food Trucks Story Time

    Join us on the last Friday of the month for our Families and Food Trucks Story Time! Enjoy a story with the Kansas City Public Library – Westport Branch at 10:30AM, then stay for lunch. We’ll have food trucks on site with multiple cuisines to choose from – perfect for the family with different tastes. Even the pickiest eater will find something they love. You can eat your lunch outside on our beautiful museum lawn, or come inside the barn for air conditioned seating....details >>

  • 10/27/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Ghost Tours at the Wornall House

    Join us for one of our popular Ghost Tours to hear about some of the unexplained sights and sounds experienced here, learn about the gruesome Civil War history and the soldiers that may have died here, and enjoy theatrical presentations to get you in a spooky mood....details >>

  • 10/28/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year....details >>

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