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Homeschool Wednesday
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Topeka,KS
MLK 50 Year Commemoration
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Kansas City,KS
Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustee Meeting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Park Day 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Lexington,MO
Park day- 2018 Lone Jack
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Lone Jack,MO
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Kansas City Posse of the Westerners
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | KC,MO
Cass County Civil War Round Table
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Harrisonville,MO
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April 2018 CWRTWM Membership Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Independence,MO
Atkins-Johnson Museum Opening Day - Art Talk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Gladstone,MO
Quebec to Quindaro
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KC,KS
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Quebec to Quindaro
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | KC,KS
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Passport to India Festival
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Independence Civil War Study Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Independence,MO
Book Talk with Author Tanner Colby
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Topeka,KS
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"Economics & The Poor" Film Screening
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Topeka,KS
Quindaro Symposium - Strength Through Numbers
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Kansas City,KS
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Rendezvous in Council Grove
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM | Salina,KS
Afternoon Tea at the Anderson House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Lexington,MO
Civil War Encampment
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Rendezvous in Council Grove
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Salina,KS
Civil War Encampment
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Civil War Encampment
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Triangle Loom Class
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Butler,MO
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Art Adventures at the Watkins
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
Grinter Quilt Show
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Kansas City,KS
 
 
 
 
 
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  • 4/4/2018 1:00:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Homeschool Wednesday

    Visit the Kansas Museum of History and join us for Home School 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 $6 per student, which includes Museum admission. Students younger than fourth grade may visit the Discovery Place during this time. Preregistration is required....details >>

  • 4/4/2018 1:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustee Meeting

    Members of the Freedom's Frontier governing body are opinion leaders from the heritage area and have made financial investment in the organization in addition to using their influence to raise the needed funding to date. The role of this board 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. The board meets six times a year....details >>

  • 4/4/2018 4:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, KS

    MLK 50 Year Commemoration

    In collaboration with other Interested Parties / Persons are coming together at the 50th Anniversary to commemorate the life, love, justice, and jobs themes of the memory of Martin Luther King’s legacy. Recent defacing of the John Brown Memorial Plaza, which is adjacent to the Quindaro Ruins / Underground Railroad archeological POMPEII of Kansas on Sunday 18 March 2018, reaffirmed the task and journey to improve relationships with our surrounding areas require more awareness and education....details >>

  • 4/5/2018 6:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Edward E. Baptist, White Predators, Free States: From the Fugitive Slave Act to George Zimmerman

    Cornell University historian Edward E. Baptist will address the history of race relations in the U.S. since 1856. Baptist's work highlights the importance of slavery to the economic development of the U.S. The discomfort caused by this truth is often alleviated by reference to the Underground Railroad. But this narrative obscures the larger network that existed to hunt escaped slaves and to control the lives of African Americans who lived in so-called free states....details >>

  • 4/7/2018 8:00:00 AM  |  Lone Jack, MO

    Park day- 2018 Lone Jack

    Volunteers are invited to help with clean-up, rake leaves, clean out flower beds, gather limbs. A hot homemade lunch, history talk and limited Park Day T shirts. Register president@historiclonejack.org....details >>

  • 4/7/2018 9:00:00 AM  |  Lexington, MO

    Park Day 2018

    Join us for Park Day 2018! On April 7, 2018 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 7, 2018. Volunteer projects may include trash cleanup, painting, and landscaping....details >>

  • 4/7/2018 11:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Kansas Riverkings Guided Walking Tour and Coffee Discussion

    Kansas Riverkings Museum exhibition provides guided walking tours. Education director, Barbara Higgins-Dover leads a journey into the past when 19th century rivermen worked the waters and sold what they caught to a hungry community. The 40 minute tour includes information about the Riverkings, their fishing cabins and equipment, how they marketed their catch, and the way they lived along the river. Coffee and discussion follows the tour. In the event of rain, the tour will be cancelled....details >>

  • 4/7/2018 11:00:00 AM  |  KC, MO

    Markers Dedication- Native Sons and Daughters of Greater KC

    From the intersection of Hwy 152 and Platte Purchase Drive, proceed south ¼ mile and turn right (west) on NW 87th Terrace two blocks to the new YMCA site First time NSDKC has ever dedicated three markers in one location! The markers are “The Town of Barry”, “Liberty to Leavenworth Road” and “The Old Western Border of the United States”. --Some of the earliest history in the entire Kansas City area!...details >>

  • 4/7/2018 3:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Film Screening: The Kansas Marijuana Harvest

    Watch history go up in smoke: In connection with our landmark exhibit "Free State, Free Spirits: Lawrence's 1960s Counter Culture," the Watkins will show the infamous 1970 60 Minutes segment "The Kansas Marijuana Harvest" every Saturday in April. Free screenings at 3 and 3:30. No tickets necessary....details >>

  • 4/10/2018 6:00:00 PM  |  KC, MO

    Kansas City Posse of the Westerners

    Mark Kelly: Annie's Story: The Extraordinary Life of Annie Dougherty Ruff....details >>

  • 4/10/2018 7:00:00 PM  |  Harrisonville, MO

    Cass County Civil War Round Table

    Angela Schear will discuss the diary written during the Civil War in the State of New York by a relative of hers....details >>

  • 4/11/2018 11:00:00 AM  |  KC, KS

    Quebec to Quindaro

    3-day series of educational and entertaining living history presentations concerning the stories and lifestyles of the international fur trade along the waterways of North America. These presentations will be led by Tim Kent and wife Doree and will provide lecture, living history reenactment, interactive displays and information on natural resources. Great for interpreters, teachers, students and everyone in between!...details >>

  • 4/11/2018 12:00:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    All About the Kaw: A Speaker Series

    You won’t want to miss out on this Lunchtime Speakers Series! “Crossing the Kansas River on the Oregon Trail”, Tom Ellis. Tom is a writer and historian whose research interest is focused on 19th century Kansas. He is retired from Washburn University and the Kansas Historical Foundation. This speakers series complements our current exhibit "The Kaw: A Prairie River Shapes a State". Bottled water available but no food — bring your own lunch if you wish....details >>

  • 4/11/2018 6:00:00 PM  |  Gladstone, MO

    Atkins-Johnson Museum Opening Day - Art Talk

    Join us as we celebrate the opening of new art exhibition at the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum. "Still Beauty: Scenes from an American Farm" is a new photography exhibit that highlights the work of local artist Matt Hankel. With his eye for lines and framing, Hankel will discuss his work as an artist and his experience creating this new exhibition. Visitors will enjoy free refreshments and the opportunity to be some of the first to view the exhibition....details >>

  • 4/11/2018 6:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Transforming "The Big Red One": Road to Victory in Desert Storm

    In a discussion of his book "The First Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed: Road to Victory in Desert Storm, 1970-1991", retired colonel and Desert Storm veteran Gregory Fontenot examines the revamping of the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division – the Fort Riley, Kansas-based “Big Red One” – and its subsequent success in the Middle East....details >>

  • 4/11/2018 7:00:00 PM  |  Independence, MO

    April 2018 CWRTWM Membership Meeting

    "Why did the Quantrill Reunions Take Place at Wallace Grove in Independence?"...details >>

  • 4/12/2018 11:00:00 AM  |  KC, KS

    Quebec to Quindaro

    3-day series of educational and entertaining living history presentations concerning the stories and lifestyles of the international fur trade along the waterways of North America. These presentations will be led by Tim Kent and wife Doree and will provide lecture, living history reenactment, interactive displays and information on natural resources. Great for interpreters, teachers, students and everyone in between!...details >>

  • 4/12/2018 7:00:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    General Meeting-Monticello Community Historical Society

    "Lawbreakers for the Common Good,” In the mid-1800's some Kansans defied federal state and territorial laws in pursuit of a common goal: liberty for all. Presented by Anne P. W. Hawkins and sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council....details >>

  • 4/13/2018 6:00:00 PM  |  Butler, MO

    A Murder of Crows: A Murder Mystery Party for Ladies

    Includes 3 course meal, call for information and tickets. Advanced registration required....details >>

  • 4/13/2018 6:30:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Museum After Hours - "Lawfare in the Great War"

    Join us for a special Museum After Hours program series, 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 13. The programs complement the Kansas Museum of History's special exhibit, Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes, and are held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of World War I. The Museum will be open until 6:30 p.m., admission is half price after 5 p.m. The Museum Store will also be open until 6:30 p.m. Dr. Mark Hull presents "Lawfare in the Great War"...details >>

  • 4/14/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Researching Ancestors from Scotland and Ireland

    Led by genealogy experts Richard and Alisa Branham. Researching ancestry from these countries can be very challenging, so let us help you by sharing what we've already learned! This will be our last class of the 2017-18 season....details >>

  • 4/14/2018 11:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Kansas Riverkings Guided Walking Tour and Coffee Discussion

    Kansas Riverkings Museum exhibition provides guided walking tours. Education director, Barbara Higgins-Dover leads a journey into the past when 19th century rivermen worked the waters and sold what they caught to a hungry community. The 40-minute tour includes information about the Riverkings, their fishing cabins and equipment, how they marketed their catch, and the way they lived along the river. Coffee and discussion follows the tour. In the event of rain, the tour will be cancelled....details >>

  • 4/14/2018 11:00:00 AM  |  KC, KS

    Quebec to Quindaro

    3-day series of educational and entertaining living history presentations concerning the stories and lifestyles of the international fur trade along the waterways of North America. These presentations will be led by Tim Kent and wife Doree and will provide lecture, living history reenactment, interactive displays and information on natural resources. Great for interpreters, teachers, students and everyone in between!...details >>

  • 4/14/2018 1:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Boss Tom's Time Film Series

    As the Library launches its historical website, "The Pendergast Years: Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression" (pendergastkc.org), we'll screen three memorable films in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault - all set in the 1920s-30s when the political machine of “Boss Tom” Pendergast ruled Kansas City’s government and criminal underworld. Titles rated R and recommended for adult audiences only. April 14 The Untouchables (1987) April 21 The Cotton Club (1984) April 28 Kansas City (1996)...details >>

  • 4/14/2018 3:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Film Screening: The Kansas Marijuana Harvest

    Watch history go up in smoke: In connection with our landmark exhibit "Free State, Free Spirits: Lawrence's 1960s Counter Culture," the Watkins will show the infamous 1970 60 Minutes segment "The Kansas Marijuana Harvest" every Saturday in April. Free screenings at 3 and 3:30. No tickets necessary....details >>

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