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Park Day 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Lexington,MO
Bunco Tournament
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Gardner,KS
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Herb & Wildflower Sale
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Design a 1920s Hat
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
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1920's Book Club at the Farmhouse
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Shawnee,KS
Easter Egg Hunt
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Women Soldiers of the Civil War
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Gardner,KS
Earth Day Celebration
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Butler,MO
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Genealogy Program at the Watkins Museum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
Civil War Encampment
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Civil War Encampment
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Cooking with Herbs Chef Demo
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Herb Cocktail Party
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Spring on the Farm
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Spring Scout Day on the Farm
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Olathe,KS
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • 4/1/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/1/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Lexington, MO

    Park Day 2017

    Join us for Park Day 2017! On April 1, 2017 volunteers across the country will join together to preserve Civil War battlefields and historic sites. You can pitch in for preservation at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site. Volunteers will meet at the visitor center at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Volunteer projects will include trash cleanup, painting, and landscaping....details >>

  • 4/1/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Baseball : 1860s Style

    We kick off our 2017 Living History season with a game of Baseball: 1860s style! The Mahaffie Stagecoach Drivers compete against the Westerns Base Ball Club of Topeka from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. After some formal innings, visitors may try their hand at being a 'hurler' (pitcher) or 'striker' (batter). Activities may include: Stagecoach rides Visiting the Mahaffie House Cookstove and blacksmith demonstrations Seasonal outdoor activities. All activities included with regular admission...details >>

  • 4/1/2017 5:00:00 PM  |  Gardner, KS

    Bunco Tournament

    Join the Gardner Historical Museum in a morning of fun and fundraising! Join the tournament and potentially win half of the pot of participant's fees. Plus, there will be a silent auction, door prizes, and snacks and drinks....details >>

  • 4/2/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/2/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    New Life for Old Buildings: Meeting the Preservation Standards at the Old Depot Museum

    When the FCHS received a major grant to restore and rehabilitate the Old Depot Museum, many decisions had to be made. Join architect Michael Cornwell for a talk and tour of the Old Depot Museum as he describes how the community came together to breathe new life into this old building....details >>

  • 4/3/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/4/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/4/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Herb & Wildflower Sale

    The Herb and Wildflower Sale at the John Wornall House is a beloved annual tradition in the community. Join us to buy wildflowers from the Missouri Wildflower Nursery and locally grown herbs for your garden. Purchase multiple varieties of herbs and wildflowers, stroll the Wornall Herb Garden, and get herb-growing advice from the Wornall gardeners and Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City. Arrive early for the best selection!...details >>

  • 4/5/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/5/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Design a 1920s Hat

    Back by popular demand! If you attended Sherry Winkinhofer’s hat class in 2016, you’ll want to return to design a different hat this year. In the 1920s fashionable cloche hats hugged the wearer’s head. It’s no wonder that the popular hair style of the day was the bob – a blunt cut level with the bottom of the ear. In this class, you will be provided with a finished handmade hat and a variety of different trimmings to style your hat on site. All supplies are included in the class fee, of $15....details >>

  • 4/6/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/7/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/8/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/8/2017 1:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Hunting Freedom: The Many Paths to Emancipation in Civil War Missouri

    Hunting Freedom is an exhibit at the Wornall/Majors House Museums which explores the end of slavery on the Kansas-Missouri border, focusing on the role of African Americans in this unique history. Learn how the situation in the contested border state created opportunities for enslaved Missourians to seek freedom and hear previously untold stories of the brave individuals who used the chaos on the border to hunt for freedom. Free with public tour admission, or $5 for self guided tour....details >>

  • 4/8/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Lexington, MO

    Afternoon Tea at the Anderson House

    The Battle of Lexington State Historic Site requests the honor of your company for Afternoon Tea at the Anderson House. Join us from 2-4p.m. for an elegant tea served by ladies in period dress while enjoying music by Pat Berry and Dave Bohling. Formal dress is encouraged. This event is free and open to the public. Please call the site office, 660-259-4654, for reservations....details >>

  • 4/9/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/9/2017 1:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Hunting Freedom: The Many Paths to Emancipation in Civil War Missouri

    Hunting Freedom is an exhibit at the Wornall/Majors House Museums which explores the end of slavery on the Kansas-Missouri border, focusing on the role of African Americans in this unique history. Learn how the situation in the contested border state created opportunities for enslaved Missourians to seek freedom and hear previously untold stories of the brave individuals who used the chaos on the border to hunt for freedom. Free with public tour admission, $5 for self guided tour....details >>

  • 4/9/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Researching the History of Your Home and the People Who've Lived There

    Every building and piece of land has a story. Join Old Depot Museum Manager Diana Staresinic-Deane for this fun program that will give you the tools you need to understand the history of your space....details >>

  • 4/10/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/11/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/12/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/12/2017 1:00:00 PM  |  Independence, MO

    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 >>

  • 4/13/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/13/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Free Public Screening of Documentary, "Do Not Resist"

    This film screening and panel discussion on the newly published documentary, "Do Not Resist," explores the militarization of local police departments – in their tactics, training, and acquisition of equipment-since 9/11. With unprecedented access to police conventions, equipment expos, and officers themselves, filmmaker Craig Atkinson has crafted a nonpartisan look at the changing face of law enforcement....details >>

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