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Dawn at Black Jack
5:00 AM - 7:00 AM | Wellsville,KS
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Battle of Black Jack Reenactment Weekend
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Wellsville,KS
Discover Fort Osage!
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Sibley,MO
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Battle of Black Jack Reenactment Weekend
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Wellsville,KS
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Summer Camp: Interacting with Our Environment
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Fried Chicken Dinner and Chicken Stories
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Shawnee,KS
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Summer Camp: A Civil War Field Hospital
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Making Doughnuts Demonstration
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
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Summer Camp: Adventure with the Pony Express!
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Kansas City,MO
Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew
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Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew
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  • 6/2/2020 5:00:00 AM  |  Wellsville, KS

    Dawn at Black Jack

    There will be a special tour of the battlefield on the same date and at the same time that the battle occurred 163 years earlier. Please arrive no later than 4:45 a.m. and bring a flashlight or lantern. This event is free and open to the public, and is held annually on the anniversary of the June 2, 1856, battle....details >>

  • 6/6/2020 9:00:00 AM  |  Wellsville, KS

    Battle of Black Jack Reenactment Weekend

    For the commemoration of the 164th anniversary of the Battle of Black Jack, we will be having full scale reenactments of the battle the weekend of June 6/7, 2020. We are working with the First Federal Division, a national organization of experienced reenactors, who will be bringing to Black Jack a group 100 participants who will have been fully vetted for their period clothing, weapons, and gear. They will camp out on site....details >>

  • 6/6/2020 9:00:00 AM  |  Sibley, MO

    Discover Fort Osage!

    Celebrate the best of Jackson County's first National Historic Landmark with themed tours, family-friendly activities, story hours, food and drinks, hands-on experiences, music and more. There is so much to see, do and learn at Fort Osage. What will YOU discover?...details >>

  • 6/7/2020 9:00:00 AM  |  Wellsville, KS

    Battle of Black Jack Reenactment Weekend

    For the commemoration of the 164th anniversary of the Battle of Black Jack, we will be having full scale reenactments of the battle the weekend of June 6/7, 2020. We are working with the First Federal Division, a national organization of experienced reenactors, who will be bringing to Black Jack a group 100 participants who will have been fully vetted for their period clothing, weapons, and gear. They will camp out on site....details >>

  • 6/12/2020 9:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Summer Camp: Interacting with Our Environment

    When settlers arrived on the frontier, they made a significant impact on the local ecosystem. Explore the environment as the Wornall family would have interacted with it – from water management to observing native plants and animals. Ages: Kindergarten graduate through age 12....details >>

  • 6/17/2020 5:30:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Fried Chicken Dinner and Chicken Stories

    It was a common practice for 1920s Shawnee citizens to visit family and friends on a Sunday afternoon and share a fried chicken dinner. It even made the local newspaper “gossip” column! Feast yourself on a fried chicken dinner just like Grandma used to make and laugh at the antics of our plucky friend, the chicken, as told by one of the community’s best local storytellers. In addition, the Plain Ol’ A's Model A Ford Club will have their vintage vehicles in attendance....details >>

  • 6/19/2020 9:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Summer Camp: A Civil War Field Hospital

    The Wornall House was used as a field hospital during the Battle of Westport by both Confederate and Union soldiers. Learn about the Wornall family and how their lives were shaped by the Civil War, particularly from the perspective of nine-year-old Frank Wornall. Ages: Kindergarten graduate through age 12....details >>

  • 6/20/2020 11:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Making Doughnuts Demonstration

    Join us in our historic Hart-DeCaeny Farmhouse kitchen for a doughnut making demonstration. Using an actual 1920s recipe, museum staff will fire up our wood-burning cook stove and show you “how it was done” in the Twenties. Local farmers, interviewed by the museum, recount stories of smelling warm doughnuts wafting from the kitchen after a school day or sled ride down the hill in winter....details >>

  • 6/22/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Ottawa, KS

    2020 Freedom's Frontier Partnership Meeting: Plaza 1907 Cinema

    Network with professionals from museums, historical societies, historic sites, libraries and archives, parks, tourism offices, universities and schools, and representatives from other history-related organizations. We'll provide updates on Freedom's Frontier programs and projects, provide speakers, seminars, planning sessions or other activities. We'll have lunch ($12-$15 - optional; bring your own, if you wish), and tour the meeting site. Stay for all or part of the meeting....details >>

  • 6/23/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Time Travelers Living History Program for Kids and Families

    Welcome to Shawnee Town 1929 and a peek into the world of 1920s Shawnee, Kansas! Fisher Chevrolet Dealership and Murphy Service Station have just opened, so you’re in for a real treat! We are offering three different programs which rotate throughout the summer. The program runs every Tue. and Thur. 6/23 through 8/6 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Wed. 7/15 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Social distancing practiced, masks and hand sanitizer available. Visit our website for detailed information....details >>

  • 6/24/2020 7:00:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Jammin’ on the Green with the Kansas City Ukesters Friends of Shawnee Town Ice Cream Social

    The ukulele was one of the most popular musical instruments of the 1920s and every year the Kansas City Ukesters make it their business to enlighten us on the high merits of its sound. Annual concerts at the Museum’s Bandstand wouldn’t be complete without their refreshing renditions of popular music of the 20s. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic dinner! This year we’ll be combining their concert with our annual Friends of Shawnee Town ice cream social....details >>

  • 6/26/2020 9:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Summer Camp: Adventure with the Pony Express!

    “Wanted: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily.” Pony Express riders experienced excitement, danger, and adventure – and many riders were teenagers. Experience the excitement of the Pony Express during the brief 18-months that it was in existence. Ages: Kindergarten graduate through age 12....details >>

  • 6/26/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew

    For several days in 1970, Lawrence held its breath as government and law enforcement clamped down on unrest. Experience this tumultuous time in a fiftieth anniversary exhibit at the Watkins, part of the Lawrence 1970 Project....details >>

  • 6/27/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew

    For several days in 1970, Lawrence held its breath as government and law enforcement clamped down on unrest. Experience this tumultuous time in a fiftieth anniversary exhibit at the Watkins, part of the Lawrence 1970 Project....details >>

  • 6/28/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew

    For several days in 1970, Lawrence held its breath as government and law enforcement clamped down on unrest. Experience this tumultuous time in a fiftieth anniversary exhibit at the Watkins, part of the Lawrence 1970 Project....details >>

  • 6/29/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew

    For several days in 1970, Lawrence held its breath as government and law enforcement clamped down on unrest. Experience this tumultuous time in a fiftieth anniversary exhibit at the Watkins, part of the Lawrence 1970 Project....details >>

  • 6/30/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew

    For several days in 1970, Lawrence held its breath as government and law enforcement clamped down on unrest. Experience this tumultuous time in a fiftieth anniversary exhibit at the Watkins, part of the Lawrence 1970 Project....details >>

  • 7/1/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew

    For several days in 1970, Lawrence held its breath as government and law enforcement clamped down on unrest. Experience this tumultuous time in a fiftieth anniversary exhibit at the Watkins, part of the Lawrence 1970 Project....details >>

  • 7/2/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew

    For several days in 1970, Lawrence held its breath as government and law enforcement clamped down on unrest. Experience this tumultuous time in a fiftieth anniversary exhibit at the Watkins, part of the Lawrence 1970 Project....details >>

  • 7/3/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew

    For several days in 1970, Lawrence held its breath as government and law enforcement clamped down on unrest. Experience this tumultuous time in a fiftieth anniversary exhibit at the Watkins, part of the Lawrence 1970 Project....details >>

  • 7/4/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew

    For several days in 1970, Lawrence held its breath as government and law enforcement clamped down on unrest. Experience this tumultuous time in a fiftieth anniversary exhibit at the Watkins, part of the Lawrence 1970 Project....details >>

  • 7/5/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew

    For several days in 1970, Lawrence held its breath as government and law enforcement clamped down on unrest. Experience this tumultuous time in a fiftieth anniversary exhibit at the Watkins, part of the Lawrence 1970 Project....details >>

  • 7/6/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew

    For several days in 1970, Lawrence held its breath as government and law enforcement clamped down on unrest. Experience this tumultuous time in a fiftieth anniversary exhibit at the Watkins, part of the Lawrence 1970 Project....details >>

  • 7/7/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew

    For several days in 1970, Lawrence held its breath as government and law enforcement clamped down on unrest. Experience this tumultuous time in a fiftieth anniversary exhibit at the Watkins, part of the Lawrence 1970 Project....details >>

  • 7/8/2020 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Days of Rage: The 1970 Curfew

    For several days in 1970, Lawrence held its breath as government and law enforcement clamped down on unrest. Experience this tumultuous time in a fiftieth anniversary exhibit at the Watkins, part of the Lawrence 1970 Project....details >>

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