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Summer of Oz: Wyandotte County Museum
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Bonner Springs,KS
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Day Out with Frank and Ella
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Family Fun Nights
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Olathe,KS
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July Quarterly Meeting & Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Nevada,MO
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Mahaffie Dinner
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Olathe,KS
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Story Walk
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Butler,MO
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Day Out with Frank and Ella
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Speakeasy - The Culture of the 1920s Car
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
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Day Out with Frank and Ella
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Family Fun Nights
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Echoes Through a Green Space
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Day Out with Frank and Ella
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
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Day Out with Frank and Ella
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Family Fun Nights
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Olathe,KS
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1920s Mystery Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Shawnee,KS
30th Anniversary Celebration
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Shawnee,KS
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Windows Into History: An Open House
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Lawrence,KS
2018 Living River Festival
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Story Walk
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Butler,MO
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Paranormal Teen Night Out
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Archaeology in Your Own Backyard
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Ottawa,KS
 
 
 
 
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  • 7/2/2018 9:00:00 AM  |  Bonner Springs, KS

    Summer of Oz: Wyandotte County Museum

    Come play in Dorothy's back yard in July and August, skip down the painted Yellow Brick Road and see beautiful planted poppies. Free admission. (Summer of Oz activities are in conjunction with the summer live theatre production of The Wizard of Oz at the Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre. For theatre ticket information, call 816-559-3846, or visit wizardofozkc.com.)...details >>

  • 7/5/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Day Out with Frank and Ella

    Wednesdays & Thursdays in June & July Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities and crafts! Scheduled Theme: Independence Day, 7/5...details >>

  • 7/5/2018 6:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Family Fun Nights

    Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities! FREE admission (a small fee required for some activities). Stagecoach rides are $3/person ages 3 & up. 6/7-Hit the Trail!, 6/14-Construction: 1860s Style!, 6/21-Civil War, 6/28-Music & Art:1860s Style, 7/5-Independence Day, 7/12-Kansas Cowboys, 7/19-Food on the Farm, 7/26-Mad Scientists: 1860s Style!...details >>

  • 7/8/2018 2:00:00 PM  |  Nevada, MO

    July Quarterly Meeting & Program

    Katy Railroad historian “Locomotive” Mike Landis will be the guest speaker at the July program. Mr. Landis will discuss the history of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas “Katy” Railroad, which was so fundamental to the development of Vernon County and the state of Missouri....details >>

  • 7/9/2018 5:30:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Mahaffie Dinner

    Join us for a catered meal served in the 1865 stagecoach dining room by lantern light! You ride to the historic farmhouse by stagecoach and are welcomed by our historical interpreters in 1860s clothing. After dinner, visit with our farmers, and retire to the parlor for games, music and dessert....details >>

  • 7/10/2018 9:30:00 AM  |  Butler, MO

    Story Walk

    Kids bring your family and take a walk along our nature trails and stop to read a good book or poem - page by page, and then come to the Learning Center for a fun follow-up activity. June 12th & 26th, 9:30 - 10:30 am, It's looking at Nature July 10th & 24th, 9:30 - 10:30 am, It's Farming time August 7th &21st, 9:30- 10:30 am, Be a Pioneer...details >>

  • 7/11/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Day Out with Frank and Ella

    Wednesdays & Thursdays in June & July Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities and crafts! Scheduled Themes: Kansas Cowboys: 7/11 & 7/12...details >>

  • 7/11/2018 7:00:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Speakeasy - The Culture of the 1920s Car

    Who knew that cars had culture? They do and did, especially in the 1920s. Sip a Prohibition cocktail and sample light, 1920s style hors d’oeuvres while Sherry Winkinhofer, Ford Model A owner and enthusiast as she tells us about all things car and cultural. Catch up on Shawnee Town’s car happenings as Shannon Hsu, Curator of Collections, fills us in on the museum’s progress with our Fisher Chevrolet dealership and Murphy Filling Station. You’re welcome to come in your best 1920s glad rags....details >>

  • 7/12/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Day Out with Frank and Ella

    Wednesdays & Thursdays in June & July Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities and crafts! Scheduled Themes: Kansas Cowboys: 7/11 & 7/12...details >>

  • 7/12/2018 5:30:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Fabric Art Exhibition- And Reception

    Come on down to Brown v. Board to enjoy a new temporary fabric art exhibition. Come and see beautiful, detailed quilts that tell stories and history in 3 different exhibits: "The Soul of Zora Neale Hurston," "Coming Home," and "Turkey Red." The fabric art exhibition will be on display until July 30th. We hope to see you soon! On July 12th Faith Ringgold will speak at the 5:30-7:30pm reception....details >>

  • 7/12/2018 6:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Family Fun Nights

    Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities! FREE admission (a small fee required for some activities). Stagecoach rides are $3/person ages 3 & up. 6/7-Hit the Trail!, 6/14-Construction: 1860s Style!, 6/21-Civil War, 6/28-Music & Art:1860s Style, 7/5-Independence Day, 7/12-Kansas Cowboys, 7/19-Food on the Farm, 7/26-Mad Scientists: 1860s Style!...details >>

  • 7/12/2018 6:30:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Echoes Through a Green Space

    Join us at the Watkins for the launch of this exciting, crowdsourced art project! Agenda includes: *Overview of Echoes Through A Green Space project by artist team *Explanation of call for submissions and public engagement *Presentation and Q&A by Mike Yoder, photographer and journalist, at 7 PM See more about the Echoes project at http://echoesproject.org/...details >>

  • 7/13/2018 6:30:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Museum After Hours: “Head ‘Em Up & Move ‘Em Out”, Jim Gray, director, National Drovers Hall of Fame

    Join us for a special program on the early days of ranching and trail driving. This work required stamina and determination. Drovers had little choice but to face the elements to deliver wild cattle to market. The thousand miles of the trail often meant facing every threat of nature: lightning, floods, hail, tornadoes, and stampeding cattle. Today's beef industry owes its beginnings to the men and women who were bold enough to "head 'em up and move 'em out."...details >>

  • 7/14/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Independence, MO

    Address Post-War Civil Rights at Truman Library's White House Decision Center

    Go behind the scenes at the Truman Presidential Library for a session in the White House Decision Center. There you will step into the role of the President and his advisers for an exercise described as a "ropes course for your mind." Examine formerly classified documents, broker compromise and build consensus to navigate through a simulation of one of President Truman's landmark decisions. Sign up to test your presidential decision making skills. Complimentary beverages and snacks....details >>

  • 7/18/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Day Out with Frank and Ella

    Wednesdays & Thursdays in June & July Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities and crafts! Scheduled Themes: Food on the Farm 7/18 & 7/19...details >>

  • 7/19/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Day Out with Frank and Ella

    Wednesdays & Thursdays in June & July Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities and crafts! Scheduled Themes: Food on the Farm 7/18 & 7/19...details >>

  • 7/19/2018 6:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Family Fun Nights

    Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities! FREE admission (a small fee required for some activities). Stagecoach rides are $3/person ages 3 & up. 6/7-Hit the Trail!, 6/14-Construction: 1860s Style!, 6/21-Civil War, 6/28-Music & Art:1860s Style, 7/5-Independence Day, 7/12-Kansas Cowboys, 7/19-Food on the Farm, 7/26-Mad Scientists: 1860s Style!...details >>

  • 7/20/2018 6:30:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    2018 Living River Festival - Opening Reception and Film Screening

    Celebrate our Human-River Connection with the Living River Festival. Today the festival opens with a reception and a screening of "When Kings Reigned", a documentary about about the men who lived and fished commercially between 1870-1970, in Lawrence, Kansas, including African Americans Abe and Jake Washington. Festival sponsors include: Kansas Riverkings Museum, Humanities Kansas, Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, and Friends of the Kaw....details >>

  • 7/21/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    1920s Mystery Book Club

    July’s mystery - Laughter of the Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters. Egypt’s mysterious Valley of the Kings holds the solution to the theft of a world famous historic relic. Will Vicky Bliss, peerless art historian and sleuth, clear up the name of her significant other, John Tregarth, the suave and dangerously charming international art thief? Cosponsored by Johnson County Library and Shawnee Town 1929. Recurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November...details >>

  • 7/21/2018 11:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    30th Anniversary Celebration

    Free Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social Lunch will be provided. We will honor charter members and celebrate the 30 years of MCHS as an organization. A special “guest” from the past may appear during the event....details >>

  • 7/21/2018 1:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Archaeology at the Wornall House

    Much can be learned about a historic site and the people who lived there through archaeological evidence. Join us on July 21 for the opening of our exhibit "Unearthing the Wornall House," a display of objects found on site during archaeological digs on the site. We will be joined by Gail Lundeen of Project Archaeology to discuss the work that has been done at the Wornall House. Free for members, $5 for non-members and includes a tour of the Wornall House....details >>

  • 7/21/2018 1:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    2018 Living River Festival

    Join us as the Living River Festival continues (Opening Reception, July 20). Today we'll have activity tables, poetry, music, presentations, oral history recordings, and much more! Festival sponsors include: Kansas Riverkings Museum, Humanities Kansas, Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, and Friends of the Kaw....details >>

  • 7/21/2018 2:00:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Friends of Shawnee Town Annual Ice Cream Social

    Join Friends of Shawnee Town for an old-fashioned ice cream social – treats on them! Churn of the Century Homemade Ice Cream will be doing the churning with their 1922 Stover hit and miss engine. It is a sight to behold! In addition, the Plain Ol’ A’s Model A Ford Club are bringing their vintage vehicles for the social. What fun!...details >>

  • 7/21/2018 8:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Paranormal Teen Night Out

    Come out and discover what goes bump in the night at the Alexander Majors House! Learn the history of this fascinating historic landmark and the tools used during a professional paranormal investigation. Mystic Mom's Paranormal will be leading the investigation, and has been featured on the Biography Channel's "My Ghost Story." $55 per teen. For teenagers aged 13-18. Space is limited and fills up fast! All registrations must include a signed waiver from a parent or guardian....details >>

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