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Highlights in History
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Highlights in History
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Holiday Savories with Chef Casey Sullivan
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
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Once Upon a Time- Jazz Storytelling
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
Storytelling at Trailside Center
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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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
Battle of the Bands at the Battlefield
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Lexington,MO
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1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Shawnee,KS
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Fifty Years of Fair Housing in Lawrence
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Walk Back In Time - 1,100 Miles to Freedom
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Butler,MO
Independence Civil War Study Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Independence,MO
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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 PM - 3:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
Music in the Park
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM | Lee’s Summit,MO
 
 
 
 
 
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  • 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 >>

  • 7/5/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Holiday Savories with Chef Casey Sullivan

    Registration Required...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 12:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Lunch & Learn: Tommy Simpson v. Leod Wilson & Letter from the Sac & Fox Agency

    For this year’s Lunch & Learn series, 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 Tommy Simpson v. Leod Wilson–two men who both claimed to be the first African American male graduate of Ottawa High School (only one is right), and an amazing letter regarding the Sac & Fox Agency. Beverages will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch!...details >>

  • 7/6/2017 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! Other activities may include: 7 p.m.: Patriotic Parade: Decorate your bicycle, wagon or stroller to show your spirit for the parade on the grounds 7:30 p.m.: Concert by the Olathe Civic Band 8:30 p.m.: Music by the Gum Springs Serenaders 9:20 p.m.: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence & canon fire 9:30 p.m.: Fireworks display...details >>

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

    Once Upon a Time- Jazz Storytelling

    ...details >>

  • 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 >>

  • 7/9/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Remembering the Great War: A Tour of Kansas City's World War I Monuments and Memorials

    The world’s eyes were drawn in April to the iconic tower of Kansas City’s Liberty Memorial, site of the official centennial commemoration of our country’s entry into the Great War. Completed and dedicated in 1926, the Liberty Memorial and National World War I Museum are unique in their scope, constituting the largest WWI memorial in the U.S. More than a dozen others, many now invisible and forgotten, are scattered throughout Kansas City. RSVP...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 >>

  • 7/13/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Lunch & Learn: Esh-ton-a-quat in London & Mrs. Filson & the Indian Council

    For this year’s Lunch & Learn series, 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 Swan Creek & Black River Chippewa Chief Esh-ton-a-quat’s trip to London and Mrs. Filson, who opened a school at the Hickory Street crossing before Ottawa was founded. Beverages will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch!...details >>

  • 7/13/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Ordinary Extra Ordinary African American Women: The Elders

    Kansas Citian June Davis – wife, mother of two, and grandmother of four – epitomizes the character and quiet, often overlooked accomplishment that is celebrated in Stephana Colbert’s book Ordinary Extraordinary African American Women: The Elders. A graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Davis became active in the civil rights movement and was one of the first Freedom Riders of the early ’60s. RSVP....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 >>

  • 7/18/2017 5:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Fifty Years of Fair Housing in Lawrence

    Join us on Tuesday, July 18 for a free event marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Lawrence Fair Housing Ordinance, which was signed at the Watkins Building in 1967. Program schedule: 5:00 p.m. | Proclamation honoring the 50th anniversary of the passage of Ordinance No. 3749 - Introduction of honorary guests - Remarks by The Honorable Fred Six, Secretary of the 1967 Human Relations Commission - Remarks by Ms. Ursula Minor, President of the Lawrence NAACP - Reception with refreshments...details >>

  • 7/19/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Butler, MO

    Walk Back In Time - 1,100 Miles to Freedom

    John Brown's Raid kills David Cruise and leads eleven slaves to Canada. Join us for this story of tragedy and triumph while you walk back in time. Bring a sack lunch....details >>

  • 7/19/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Independence, MO

    Independence Civil War Study Group

    Jim Beckner will give a presentation about the youngers....details >>

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

    Information Meeting: Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site

    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 >>

  • 7/20/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Liberty, MO

    Third Thursday at Clay County Museum - Swope (Park) Family of Mansions/Murders

    David Jackson will speak about the Thomas Swope family in Independence, and the murders that took place at the mansion....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 >>

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