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  • 12/1/2019 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Enterprising Women: Lawrence in the Suffrage Movement

    2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. The struggle for the vote was long and hard fought. Even in winning the vote, not all women were able to access their new enfranchisement for decades, and some communities still struggle today. Kansas was forefront in the fight for women's suffrage, extending the right to vote to Kansas women eight years before national suffrage. The spirit of self-determination forged in Lawrence women’s earliest days shaped the later fight for suffrage....details >>

  • 12/2/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City's Guadalupe Centers: A Century of Serving the Latino Community

    This yearlong exhibit chronicles the 100-year history of Kansas City’s Guadalupe Centers, Inc. – and by extension, the history of the city’s thriving Hispanic and Latino community. Founded in 1919, Guadalupe Centers is the longest continuously running Latino-serving organization in the country. On display through May 2020. View during regular library hours. Check the library's website for exact hours, and dates the library will be closed....details >>

  • 12/2/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Two Exhibits: Out of the Toy Box; & Photographs by Maude Frink

    Out of the Toy Box: Franklin County at Play features more than 150 years of toys played with by Franklin County children. Photographer Spotlight: Maude Frink. Maude was celebrated for her work portraying children at play and in other natural settings. These exhibits will be on display through December 2019. Call or visit the Franklin County Historical Society website for exact days and hours the exhibits will be available for viewing....details >>

  • 12/2/2019 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Enterprising Women: Lawrence in the Suffrage Movement

    2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. The struggle for the vote was long and hard fought. Even in winning the vote, not all women were able to access their new enfranchisement for decades, and some communities still struggle today. Kansas was forefront in the fight for women's suffrage, extending the right to vote to Kansas women eight years before national suffrage. The spirit of self-determination forged in Lawrence women’s earliest days shaped the later fight for suffrage....details >>

  • 12/3/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City's Guadalupe Centers: A Century of Serving the Latino Community

    This yearlong exhibit chronicles the 100-year history of Kansas City’s Guadalupe Centers, Inc. – and by extension, the history of the city’s thriving Hispanic and Latino community. Founded in 1919, Guadalupe Centers is the longest continuously running Latino-serving organization in the country. On display through May 2020. View during regular library hours. Check the library's website for exact hours, and dates the library will be closed....details >>

  • 12/3/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Two Exhibits: Out of the Toy Box; & Photographs by Maude Frink

    Out of the Toy Box: Franklin County at Play features more than 150 years of toys played with by Franklin County children. Photographer Spotlight: Maude Frink. Maude was celebrated for her work portraying children at play and in other natural settings. These exhibits will be on display through December 2019. Call or visit the Franklin County Historical Society website for exact days and hours the exhibits will be available for viewing....details >>

  • 12/3/2019 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Enterprising Women: Lawrence in the Suffrage Movement

    2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. The struggle for the vote was long and hard fought. Even in winning the vote, not all women were able to access their new enfranchisement for decades, and some communities still struggle today. Kansas was forefront in the fight for women's suffrage, extending the right to vote to Kansas women eight years before national suffrage. The spirit of self-determination forged in Lawrence women’s earliest days shaped the later fight for suffrage....details >>

  • 12/3/2019 7:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Commemorating John Brown: Hero, Villain, or Neither?

    John Brown is a polarizing historical character, commemorated in more than a dozen states and around the world, and he means different things to different people—he might be seen as a hero, a villain, or a victim; crazy, brave, violent or saintly. This program explores a “trail of memory” that follows the path of his 1858-1859 liberation/raid into Vernon County, MO, when Brown and his men retaliated against the Missouri Bushwhacker-led Marais des Cygnes massacre outside of Trading Post, KS....details >>

  • 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City's Guadalupe Centers: A Century of Serving the Latino Community

    This yearlong exhibit chronicles the 100-year history of Kansas City’s Guadalupe Centers, Inc. – and by extension, the history of the city’s thriving Hispanic and Latino community. Founded in 1919, Guadalupe Centers is the longest continuously running Latino-serving organization in the country. On display through May 2020. View during regular library hours. Check the library's website for exact hours, and dates the library will be closed....details >>

  • 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Two Exhibits: Out of the Toy Box; & Photographs by Maude Frink

    Out of the Toy Box: Franklin County at Play features more than 150 years of toys played with by Franklin County children. Photographer Spotlight: Maude Frink. Maude was celebrated for her work portraying children at play and in other natural settings. These exhibits will be on display through December 2019. Call or visit the Franklin County Historical Society website for exact days and hours the exhibits will be available for viewing....details >>

  • 12/4/2019 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Enterprising Women: Lawrence in the Suffrage Movement

    2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. The struggle for the vote was long and hard fought. Even in winning the vote, not all women were able to access their new enfranchisement for decades, and some communities still struggle today. Kansas was forefront in the fight for women's suffrage, extending the right to vote to Kansas women eight years before national suffrage. The spirit of self-determination forged in Lawrence women’s earliest days shaped the later fight for suffrage....details >>

  • 12/4/2019 10:30:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Watkins Tiny Tours

    This mini program for our smallest museum visitors is a wonderful way to bring history alive in a fun and active way. Every second Wednesday of the month, August through May, students will look at artifacts, read a story, sing songs, and do some coloring. Open to parents and preschools alike! To cover our supply costs, we ask adults to contribute $2 per student. To register, email Lead Educator Amanda Burkhart at aburkhart@watkinsmuseum.org...details >>

  • 12/4/2019 1:00:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Homeschool Wednesday - 105 Counties, 105 Stories

    Kansas is sixth in the nation for the state with the most counties. Explore stories from every corner of the state with the current special exhibit. Students use primary and secondary sources to explore different topics each month. Designed for students from fourth grade through high school....details >>

  • 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City's Guadalupe Centers: A Century of Serving the Latino Community

    This yearlong exhibit chronicles the 100-year history of Kansas City’s Guadalupe Centers, Inc. – and by extension, the history of the city’s thriving Hispanic and Latino community. Founded in 1919, Guadalupe Centers is the longest continuously running Latino-serving organization in the country. On display through May 2020. View during regular library hours. Check the library's website for exact hours, and dates the library will be closed....details >>

  • 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Two Exhibits: Out of the Toy Box; & Photographs by Maude Frink

    Out of the Toy Box: Franklin County at Play features more than 150 years of toys played with by Franklin County children. Photographer Spotlight: Maude Frink. Maude was celebrated for her work portraying children at play and in other natural settings. These exhibits will be on display through December 2019. Call or visit the Franklin County Historical Society website for exact days and hours the exhibits will be available for viewing....details >>

  • 12/5/2019 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Enterprising Women: Lawrence in the Suffrage Movement

    2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. The struggle for the vote was long and hard fought. Even in winning the vote, not all women were able to access their new enfranchisement for decades, and some communities still struggle today. Kansas was forefront in the fight for women's suffrage, extending the right to vote to Kansas women eight years before national suffrage. The spirit of self-determination forged in Lawrence women’s earliest days shaped the later fight for suffrage....details >>

  • 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City's Guadalupe Centers: A Century of Serving the Latino Community

    This yearlong exhibit chronicles the 100-year history of Kansas City’s Guadalupe Centers, Inc. – and by extension, the history of the city’s thriving Hispanic and Latino community. Founded in 1919, Guadalupe Centers is the longest continuously running Latino-serving organization in the country. On display through May 2020. View during regular library hours. Check the library's website for exact hours, and dates the library will be closed....details >>

  • 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Two Exhibits: Out of the Toy Box; & Photographs by Maude Frink

    Out of the Toy Box: Franklin County at Play features more than 150 years of toys played with by Franklin County children. Photographer Spotlight: Maude Frink. Maude was celebrated for her work portraying children at play and in other natural settings. These exhibits will be on display through December 2019. Call or visit the Franklin County Historical Society website for exact days and hours the exhibits will be available for viewing....details >>

  • 12/6/2019 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Enterprising Women: Lawrence in the Suffrage Movement

    2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. The struggle for the vote was long and hard fought. Even in winning the vote, not all women were able to access their new enfranchisement for decades, and some communities still struggle today. Kansas was forefront in the fight for women's suffrage, extending the right to vote to Kansas women eight years before national suffrage. The spirit of self-determination forged in Lawrence women’s earliest days shaped the later fight for suffrage....details >>

  • 12/6/2019 12:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    First Fridays at 18th & Vine

    First Fridays are a cultural experience of music, art, food, and shopping. Shop local artists and an array of food trucks. All of the neighbors in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District present lively entertainment! Stop in to the American Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, check out live music at the Juke House, Blue Room, Mutual Musicians Foundation, Vine Street Studio, and dance at Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. Check with the museum for more info on specific dates....details >>

  • 12/6/2019 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Living With Limitations

    Featuring documents, artifacts, and sensory-friendly interpretation, this exhibition will present a history of how Lawrencians with disabilities have adapted and explore the support institutions available to aid those with limitations today. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM....details >>

  • 12/6/2019 2:00:00 PM  |  Leavenworth, KS

    Lincoln in Leavenworth: 160 Years Ago

    We're celebrating the 160th anniversary of Lincoln in Leavenworth with guest speaker, Carol Dark Ayers, author of "Lincoln and Kanas: A Partnership for Freedom:....details >>

  • 12/7/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City's Guadalupe Centers: A Century of Serving the Latino Community

    This yearlong exhibit chronicles the 100-year history of Kansas City’s Guadalupe Centers, Inc. – and by extension, the history of the city’s thriving Hispanic and Latino community. Founded in 1919, Guadalupe Centers is the longest continuously running Latino-serving organization in the country. On display through May 2020. View during regular library hours. Check the library's website for exact hours, and dates the library will be closed....details >>

  • 12/7/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Two Exhibits: Out of the Toy Box; & Photographs by Maude Frink

    Out of the Toy Box: Franklin County at Play features more than 150 years of toys played with by Franklin County children. Photographer Spotlight: Maude Frink. Maude was celebrated for her work portraying children at play and in other natural settings. These exhibits will be on display through December 2019. Call or visit the Franklin County Historical Society website for exact days and hours the exhibits will be available for viewing....details >>

  • 12/7/2019 9:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Tails & Traditions Holiday Festival

    Hey families and kids, drop by the Watkins for holiday-themed games, crafts, and great seats for viewing the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade!...details >>

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