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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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Changing Times: Kansas City’s LGBTQIA History
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Fall Cemetery Tours
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Olathe,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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Fall Cemetery Tours
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Olathe,KS
Civil War Soldiers: A Day in the Life
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Lexington,MO
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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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1920's Bookclub at the Farmhouse
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Shawnee,KS
Dietrich Cabin Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
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
Grinter Storytelling Around a Campfire
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Kansas City,KS
 
 
 
 
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  • 10/1/2017 3:00:00 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 >>

  • 10/4/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Homeschool Wednesday

    Visit the Kansas Museum of History and join us for Homeschool 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 $5 per student, which includes Museum admission. Students younger than fourth grade may visit the Discovery Place during this time. Preregistration is required....details >>

  • 10/4/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    At Home on the Range: Community Cookbooks

    ...details >>

  • 10/10/2017 8:00:00 AM  |  Bonner Springs, KS

    Through Darkness to Light; Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    This pictorial exhibition tells the story of an estimated 100,000 slaves between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865 who chose to embark on a journey in search of freedom. In conjunction with this Traveling Exhibition from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wyandotte County Historical Museum will display artifacts found at the excavation of the Quindaro Township in Kansas City Kansas, an area believed to be an instrumental part of the Underground Railroad....details >>

  • 10/11/2017 1:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustees Meeting

    This board's role is to provide governance to the organization and develop fundraising strategies to support its coordination, represent the national heritage area to the public and accept the ultimate legal authority for the organization. While the Board is keenly interested in the success of the heritage area, it yields to the partnership team to set programmatic and project priorities. The Board of Trustees meets six times a year....details >>

  • 10/11/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Changing Times: Kansas City’s LGBTQIA History

    The National Archives at Kansas City will host David W. Jackson, author of Changing Times: Almanac and Digest of Kansas City’s LGBTQIA History for a discussion of Kansas City’s lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender history. A free light reception will precede the program at 6:00 p.m. “Where did the modern day gay rights movement begin?” Did you answer, “New York City, with the Stonewall Riots in 1969?” It actually began in Kansas City, Missouri, three years earlier....details >>

  • 10/12/2017 8:00:00 AM  |  Fort Scott, KS

    14th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration: Honoring Bernadette Gray-Little

    This two day event honoring Bernadette Gray-Little, "Choice of Weapons Award" Recipient and giving attendees the opportunity to enjoy all the Gordon Parks Museum has to offer will surely be a great experience! Please visit the website or email for more details and times!...details >>

  • 10/12/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Fall Cemetery Tours

    Our Fall Cemetery Tours take place at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. The theme is World War I veterans. Tours last approximately one hour. Tour times are: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., & 8:30 p.m. (no 8:30 p.m. tour on Saturday) Each tour is limited to 30 participants. Please dress for the weather and there is a lot of walking. Please park on the south side of the parking lot at Northview Elementary School 905 N. Walker. Thursday night is Scout night....details >>

  • 10/13/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Home School Day

    Reservations Required. 10am to noon or 1-3pm...details >>

  • 10/13/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Fort Scott, KS

    14th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration: Honoring Bernadette Gray-Little

    This two day event honoring Bernadette Gray-Little, "Choice of Weapons Award" Recipient and giving attendees the opportunity to enjoy all the Gordon Parks Museum has to offer will surely be a great experience! Please visit the website or email for more details and times!...details >>

  • 10/13/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Fairway, KS

    31st Annual Fall Festival at Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site

    Friday evening kicks off the festival with an outdoor porch concert, starting at 6 p.m.! Saturday & Sunday, festivities include: live musical performances from Folk Alliance International artists, outdoor vendor & artisan market, children's games and crafts, living history & first person re-enactors and food trucks! The events take place throughout the grounds of the historic landmark....details >>

  • 10/13/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Museum After Hours - The Concentrated Essence of Infantry

    Retired Colonel George T.Raach presents:The military was reluctant to accept machine guns at the war’s outset, but the benefits helped to overcome those concerns. By early 1918 they had changed from auxiliary arms to tactical centerpieces for the military. Drawing on memoirs, diaries, and letters, Colonel Raach brings to life the story of machine gunners. He sheds light on the selection, training, and knowledge of the gunners who were expected to be part tactician, mathematician, and technician....details >>

  • 10/13/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Fall Cemetery Tours

    Our Fall Cemetery Tours take place at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. The theme is World War I veterans. Tours last approximately one hour. Tour times are: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., & 8:30 p.m. (no 8:30 p.m. tour on Saturday) Each tour is limited to 30 participants. Please dress for the weather and there is a lot of walking. Please park on the south side of the parking lot at Northview Elementary School 905 N. Walker. Thursday night is Scout night....details >>

  • 10/13/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Restless Spirits of the Majors House

    The Restless Spirits of the Majors House invite you in for drinks and an after-hours tour of the Majors House. 7-7:30 p.m. – Happy hour, featuring a signature cocktail from Restless Spirits Distilling Co. 7:30-8:30 p.m. – After-hours tour of the Majors House, featuring both the history of the house and the stories of spirits said to still roam its halls. Tickets $20 and include up to two drinks (signature cocktail, beer, wine, and soda available)...details >>

  • 10/14/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Experience Haskell Indian Nations University: Homecoming

    Experience the Haskell Indian Nations University campus during the university's Homecoming celebration. Events include: Walking Tours Music Panel Discussions/Q & A Educational and Cultural Demonstrations Food Student Clubs Information Booths...details >>

  • 10/14/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Lexington, MO

    Civil War Soldiers: A Day in the Life

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a Civil War soldier? Interact with members of the Holmes Brigade as they portray soldiers from the Missouri State Guard and Federal troops at the 1861 Battle of Lexington. Learn about their daily lives: their weapons, uniforms, motivations, and hardships. A drill demonstration will be held at 1p.m....details >>

  • 10/14/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Fairway, KS

    31st Annual Fall Festival at Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site

    Friday evening kicks off the festival with an outdoor porch concert, starting at 6 p.m.! Saturday & Sunday, festivities include: live musical performances from Folk Alliance International artists, outdoor vendor & artisan market, children's games and crafts, living history & first person re-enactors and food trucks! The events take place throughout the grounds of the historic landmark....details >>

  • 10/14/2017 1:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, KS

    WyOneDotte Festival (Celebrating 20 Years of Unified Government)

    A free, family-friendly festival to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the unification of the Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County governments - better known today as the Unified Government. There will be activities for children, and booths from local museums and historic sites....details >>

  • 10/14/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Fall Cemetery Tours

    Our Fall Cemetery Tours take place at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. The theme is World War I veterans. Tours last approximately one hour. Tour times are: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., & 8:30 p.m. (no 8:30 p.m. tour on Saturday) Each tour is limited to 30 participants. Please dress for the weather and there is a lot of walking. Please park on the south side of the parking lot at Northview Elementary School 905 N. Walker. Thursday night is Scout night....details >>

  • 10/15/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Fairway, KS

    31st Annual Fall Festival at Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site

    Friday evening kicks off the festival with an outdoor porch concert, starting at 6 p.m.! Saturday & Sunday, festivities include: live musical performances from Folk Alliance International artists, outdoor vendor & artisan market, children's games and crafts, living history & first person re-enactors and food trucks! The events take place throughout the grounds of the historic landmark....details >>

  • 10/15/2017 3:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Cemetery Tour: History in Stone at Ottawa's Highland Cemetery

    Our second annual cemetery tour takes us to Highland Cemetery, a garden cemetery established in 1886.Highland Cemetery includes many beautiful and unique monuments and is the final resting place of thousands of Franklin Countians. This event is free and open to the public! Please be aware that we will be outdoors and walking short distances over uneven terrain in the older areas of the cemetery, so dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. No fee, donations are encouraged....details >>

  • 10/16/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    National Archives and American Public Square to Offer Political Panel Discussion at WWI Museum

    American Public Square and the National Archives present an evening of civil discourse about American party politics. Panelists from both sides of the aisle will consider the fate of the American two-party system. What role will American political parties play? What will they look like? Are independents the future? This free panel discussion will take place at the National World War I Museum and Memorial on Monday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m....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 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 >>

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