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Storytelling at Trailside Center
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
Archery Day
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Butler,MO
Tour De Lakes - Tom Logan Memorial Ride
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Lee’s Summit,KS
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Dawn at Black Jack
5:00 AM - 7:00 AM | Wellsville,KS
Downtown Days Festival
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Lee’s Summit,KS
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Good Ol' Days
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Old Shawnee Days
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Shawnee,KS
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Chat-Fest on the Trails
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Gardner,KS
Celebrating Juneteenth 2017
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Kansas City,KS
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Poplar Heights Summer Day Camp
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Butler,MO
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Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees Meeting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Overland Park,KS
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Living History Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Free Friday Summer Fun Tours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
Music in the Park
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM | Lee’s Summit,MO
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1920's Book Club at the Farmhouse
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Shawnee,KS
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Wildflower Hike
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Butler,MO
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Murder Mystery Dinner Party
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Butler,MO
Music in the Park
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM | Lee’s Summit,MO
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Free Friday Summer Fun Tours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
Music in the Park
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM | Lee’s Summit,MO
African American History at the Watkins
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
 
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  • 6/28/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Jammin' on the Green with the Kansas City Ukesters

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  • 6/29/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Lunch & Learn: Ray Hartshorn, Circus Man & Henry James at Battle of Black Jack

    For this year’s Lunch & Learn series, FCHS Executive Director Deborah Barker is sharing the top ten stories she’s discovered in 27 years of researching Franklin County history. This week’s session includes the story of Ray Hartshorn–a circus man who survived being gassed in WWI and a train crash and jumping out of hot air balloons–and Henry James, the pro-slavery son of a Sac and Fox agent who joined the Confederacy. Beverages will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch!...details >>

  • 6/29/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Fireworks: 1860s Style!

    Visitors of all ages are welcome to bring their picnics, blankets, and chairs to enjoy this all-American celebration! Admission is FREE! (some activities require an extra fee) Other activities may include: 6 p.m.: 1860s living history such as visiting the Mahaffie house, Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn, cookstove demonstrations and stagecoach rides. ($3/person ages 3 & up for stagecoach rides) 7 p.m.: Patriotic Parade: Decorate your bicycle, wagon or stroller to show your spirit for...details >>

  • 6/30/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Free Friday Summer Fun Tours

    This summer, National Archives public programs staff will offer Free Friday Summer Fun Tours of the facility and We the People exhibit. We the People highlights the millions of records that give insight into the lives of ordinary people. The one-hour tour will provide visitors with an overview about records housed at the Archives. Tour participants will also learn the history of the Adams-Express Building, which houses the National Archives at Kansas City, along with other features....details >>

  • 6/30/2017 5:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    African American History at the Watkins

    Visitors to Final Friday at the Watkins will learn fascinating stories of struggle and hope as we feature several exhibits on local African American history. From the black soldiers who braved bullets and discrimination in World War I, to local business owners and students who carved out a life for themselves at the very lowest point in national race relations, these exhibits provide insights into the African American experience. Renowned local quilter Marla Jackson will also be present at...details >>

  • 6/30/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Lee’s Summit, MO

    Music in the Park

    Enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. This event runs through Labor Day weekend....details >>

  • 6/30/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    The Negro Leagues: Talk by Historian Phil S. Dixon

    For June Final Friday at the Watkins, well-known baseball historian Phil S. Dixon will give a presentation on the fascinating, heroic history of the Negro Leagues. Books will be available for purchase....details >>

  • 7/1/2017 8:00:00 AM  |  Fort Scott, KS

    Highlights in History

    These summer holiday weekends feature talks, tours, demonstrations, and living history programs about Fort Scott's role in pivotal events of American History in the place where it happened....details >>

  • 7/3/2017 9:05:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Timeline Radio with Clenece Hills - 1320AM KLWN/101.7FM

    In keeping with our outreach to area historical groups, Timeline featrues Diana Staresinic-Deane, Ottawa's Old Depot Museum manager. Just down the road from Lawrence on Highway 59, this Franklin County treasure is a place you'll want to know about! To listen on your computer, go to www.klwn.com 1.Select Podcasts, then select Timeline. 2.Select the Timeline program you want to hear. 3.Click on Sound Cloud and listen on your computer! Call to participate in the show 785-843-1321...details >>

  • 7/4/2017 8:00:00 AM  |  Fort Scott, KS

    Highlights in History

    These summer holiday weekends feature talks, tours, demonstrations, and living history programs about Fort Scott's role in pivotal events of American History in the place where it happened....details >>

  • 7/6/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Storytelling at Trailside Center

    Storytelling is the perfect means of communication. River and Prairie Storyweavers (RAPS) is the western Missouri and eastern Kansas Storytelling guild, with about Fifty members, from full-time professional tellers to those who just like to hear a good story. No one is required to tell, but after a few meetings, you may be thinking "I could do that!" and we have classes and workshops to help beginners learn tricks of the trade....details >>

  • 7/6/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Once Upon a Time- Jazz Storytelling

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  • 7/6/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Irrigation in Kansas (presented by Jay Antle)

    Water irrigation has made Kansas an agricultural powerhouse, but it has also opened the floodgates for unintended consequences such as lawsuits, soil salinity, water scarcity, and continually larger, more ambitious irrigation plans. From ditches in Garden City, to centerpivot units across the state, to new plans to divert Missouri River water to Goodland, this presentation will encourage Kansans to consider how the past can inform present-day discussions of water usage in the state. KHC event....details >>

  • 7/7/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Lee’s Summit, MO

    Music in the Park

    Enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. This event runs through Labor Day weekend....details >>

  • 7/13/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Nevada, MO

    Freedom's Frontier Partnership Meeting

    Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area meetings are open to partners, prospective partners, and others interested in heritage area history, or program topics. Meetings include: status updates on heritage area projects; shared news from Partners; speakers or a workshop for industry volunteers and professionals on museums, tourism, marketing, historic sites, interpretation and other topics suggested by Partners; and a site tour. Meeting agenda is linked under the "Partner" tab on this website....details >>

  • 7/14/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Free Friday Summer Fun Tours

    This summer, National Archives public programs staff will offer Free Friday Summer Fun Tours of the facility and We the People exhibit. We the People highlights the millions of records that give insight into the lives of ordinary people. The one-hour tour will provide visitors with an overview about records housed at the Archives. Tour participants will also learn the history of the Adams-Express Building, which houses the National Archives at Kansas City, along with other features....details >>

  • 7/14/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Lee’s Summit, MO

    Music in the Park

    Enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. This event runs through Labor Day weekend....details >>

  • 7/14/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Museum After Hours-Music of World War I

    The Kaw Valley Cornet Band shares a variety of tunes that reflect the values, beliefs, and attitudes during World War I. Music that spoke of a speedy victory at the start of the war changed to reflections on separation and sadness by its end. Music from the Allied nations reminds us this truly was a world war. Join us for this special Museum After Hours program series, 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 14....details >>

  • 7/14/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Lexington, MO

    Battle of the Bands at the Battlefield

    Two bands will replace the soldiers of the North and South. Perry Beam & the Franklin Hole Band and the Bucket Band will fight for dominance of the battlefield. Each band will have one hour to convince you to cheer for their side. Your cheers will determine the victor of the battle. The first notes will be fired at 7p.m. and the victor will be declared at 9p.m. Bring your chairs and your enthusiasm; your side is counting on you!...details >>

  • 7/15/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse

    The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served....details >>

  • 7/20/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Butler, MO

    Information Meeting

    Park representatives will provide information on future plans for the facility and answer questions. Visitors are invited to share feedback and suggestions about park services and operations. This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input regarding the facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites....details >>

  • 7/21/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Lee’s Summit, MO

    Music in the Park

    Enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. This event runs through Labor Day weekend....details >>

  • 7/22/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    West Fest: National Day of the Cowboy

    Calling all cowboys at heart! West Fest: National Day of the Cowboy is fun for children 10 years old and younger. Activities with purchase of museum admission or free to Kansas Historical Foundation members! Climb inside the full-sized covered wagon. Gallop through the gallery on stick ponies. Play cowboy bingo. Enjoy one stagecoach ride. Many free activities! Pet miniature horses and a mustang. Join in campfire sing-a-long. Practice roping. Pan for gold....details >>

  • 7/22/2017 9:00:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Movie Night at the Barn "Steamboat Willie" with Mickey Mouse and "City Lights" with Charlie Chaplin

    ...details >>

  • 7/24/2017 8:30:00 AM  |  Sibley, MO

    Archaeology in the Classroom: Workshop for Teachers, Interpreters, Museum Docents

    Jackson County Parks + Rec and the Truman Library invite you to take an exciting trip back in time! Practice the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data. Learn how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples, and how to incorporate this into your classroom. Complete curriculum guide and materials included. Class meets at Fort Osage (July 24-25), Truman Library (July 26), Lone Jack Battlefield Museum (July 27-28)....details >>

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