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9/22/2014 10:00:00 AM | Kearney, MO
Mt. Gilead Monday: Back to School
Mt. Gilead Mondays is a program for homeschool students, and students in school systems that have shortened their week to exclude Mondays.
Age range: students in 1st through 8th grades
Students will bring their own sack lunch.
Parents are responsible for transportation
Every Mt. Gilead Monday has its own history theme, & will include historic interpretation, craft & games.
Maximum attendance is 25. Reservations required. Call (816) 736-8500 to sign up. Your payment hold your seat....details >>
9/25/2014 8:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
Best Practices in History Education Conference
Special Workshops by:
The National Archives
The Federal Reserve Bank
The National World War I Museum
The Truman Library Decision Center
Teaching to the Common Core
Technology Integration in Social StudiesLessons
Teaching Literacy While Teaching History
Effective Use of Primary Sources
Teaching Historical Thinking
Episodes in American and World History,
including World War I...details >>
9/25/2014 9:00:00 AM | Lecompton, KS
Bald Eagle Rendezvous
11th Annual Bald Eagle Rendezvous--
See period participants:
Mountain men, plainsmen, American Indians, camp traders, old-style musicians, early day skills demonstrations.
Period living history reenactments, period primitive lodge encampments, period trader's row, flintlock demonstrations, tomahawk and knife throwing demonstrations, flint and steel fire making, AND MORE!...details >>
9/26/2014 8:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
9/26/2014 9:00:00 AM | Lecompton, KS
9/27/2014 9:00:00 AM | Lecompton, KS
9/27/2014 10:00:00 AM | Ottawa, KS
Museum Day Live! (a nationwide event)
The Old Depot Museum is proud to be one of the hundreds of museums around the United States that will be offering free admission on Saturday, September 27! This is your chance to revisit a favorite museum or explore a new place. For more information (including a list of participating museums and instructions on printing out your tickets), follow the link provided below....details >>
9/27/2014 12:00:00 PM | Lawson, MO
14th Annual Music Fest and Back Porch Jam
Bring your banjo, fiddle, guitar, harmonica or mandolin and join the fun at the Watkins family home. Featured songwriters and musicians will perform original songs and folk music throughout the day on the front porch of the house. Everyone is invited to join the informal jam sessions held on the back porch. Come out to play or listen! Lawn chairs and picnic lunches are allowed. In case of rain, the event is held in the park’s visitor center....details >>
9/27/2014 1:00:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
History Beyond the Paranormal Veil
S.P.O.O.KS Investigations presents a look into "History Beyond the Paranormal Veil." This is a 4-hour interactive class followed by a 4-hour investigation of the 1855 Harris-Kearney House in Westport. If you have ever asked "what" or "why," about mysterious or unexplained happenings, then this class is for you.
Class begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 27 and is limited to 12 people. Please send your check for $40.00 per person to Westport Historical Society....details >>
10/4/2014 11:00:00 AM | Ottawa, KS
Native Neighbors from Freedom's Frontier's Past
Learn from descendants of native and emigrant tribes who have lived in the 41 Kansas and Missouri counties in Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. Enjoy a day filled with native dancing, traditional foods, and programs offered by Haskell Indian National University faculty. Handmade crafts available for purchase. After 2014, the Native Neighbors event will be held in a different FFNHA location each year. Don't miss out!...details >>
10/9/2014 7:00:00 PM | Olathe, KS
Fall Cemetery Tours
Learn more about early Olathe history by meeting some of the characters resting in the historic Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Please park at Northview Elementary School where a tour guide will meet your group. Tours are limited to 30 participants and are recommended for ages 5 and up. Ticket purchase required before day of event, available during regular Mahaffie site hours. Tours take place at 7:00PM, 7:30PM, 8:00PM and 8:30PM and last approximately 45 minutes....details >>
10/10/2014 7:00:00 PM | Olathe, KS
10/11/2014 10:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
Are you yearning for a simpler time?
Join us for an old-fashioned County Fair!
Entertainment for all ages.
Historical Games, 19th Century reenactors bring the village to life with skits and demonstrations, music, face painting, kettle corn, pony rides, pumpkins for sale, and much more!
$1 horse-drawn wagon rides from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Stop by the Questers' concession stand to fill your belly and wet your whistle!...details >>
10/11/2014 7:00:00 PM | Olathe, KS
10/12/2014 1:00:00 PM | Ottawa, KS
Free Second Sundays at Old Depot Museum
Enjoy the Old Depot Museum for free on the second Sunday of each month! Stop by Dietrich Cabin and pick up a copy of a photo history hunt for your family to play at the museum....details >>
10/18/2014 9:00:00 AM | Independence, MO
Tour of the Little Blue Battlefield
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Meet the school bus at the Blue & Grey Book Shoppe at 106 E. Walnut Street, Independence, MO $10 reservation to be sent to Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri, PO. box 3019, Independence, MO 64051...details >>
10/18/2014 10:00:00 AM | Pleasanton, KS
Mine Creek Battlefield Commemoration: 150th Battle Anniversary
The Battle of Mine Creek was one of the largest cavalry battles in the Civil War and a major battle in Kansas. In October 1864, about 2,500 Union troops defeated an estimated 7,000 Confederates led by by Major General Sterling Price. Come see cavalry and infantry encampments, a surgeon’s tent; gunnery crews; a saddle display; and 19th century skills demonstrations. Children’s activities; food and vendor booths. Authors Dianne Eickhoff and Ken Spurgeon will sign books....details >>
10/18/2014 1:00:00 PM | Independence, MO
Second Battle of Independence Vignettes
The Second Battle of Independence was a continuation of the Battle of the Little Blue and will be seen through the eyes of soldiers and civilians who witnessed it....details >>
10/20/2014 10:00:00 AM | Kearney, MO
Mt. Gilead Monday: Medical Advancements of the 1890s
10/21/2014 7:00:00 PM | Ottawa, KS
Price's Raid of 1864 (Shared Stories of the Civil War)
In 1864, martial law was declared in Kansas and every able-bodied man was called to repel Confederate General Sterling Price, who led 10,000 troops across Missouri toward the Kansas border. While his actions thrilled some, they terrorized others. Learn more about Price's Raid through the words of the men and women who were there during this special Reader's Theater event made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council and Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area....details >>
10/23/2014 6:30:00 PM | St Joseph, MO
"Voices from the Past: Civil War Influence and Beyond"
Experience the unique architecture in Mount Mora Cemetery and hear intriguing stories from St. Joseph’s past as you “meet” some of the city’s most fascinating former residents. Tours will begin at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, on 1100 Charles Street. After “meeting” the first characters of the evening and enjoying refreshments, participants will board the bus for Mount Mora Cemetery. Space is limited and pre-paid reservations are required. Register for Thurs. or Fri. session....details >>
10/24/2014 6:30:00 PM | St Joseph, MO
10/25/2014 2:00:00 PM | Fort Scott, KS
Shared Stories of the Civil War: Price's March of 1864
Hoping to gain Missouri for the Confederacy and hamper Lincoln's reelection, the rebel offensive left a path of destruction that will be recounted through eyewitness accounts....details >>
10/31/2014 5:00:00 PM | Lawrence, KS
Final Fridays at the Carnegie
Join us each "Final Friday" as we invite the public to enjoy a few hours of period music, entertainers, speakers, and exhibits on display. Freedom's Frontier will be hosting this event at the Carnegie Building in Lawrence, Kansas at 9th and Vermont. Drinks & hors d'oeuvres will be served.
We are looking forward to showcasing our partner sites within the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area during this event....details >>