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   September 2018   
Lost Arts Fair
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
Grinter Fest
10:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Kansas City,KS
Lost Arts Fair
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
Indian Art Market
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
Madonna of the Trail 90th Anniversary Celebration
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Lexington,MO
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Independence,MO
Dutch Oven Campfire Cooking
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Butler,MO
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Independence,MO
Citizenship Ceremony
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
The Watkins Building: 130 Years Young
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
Dietrich Cabin Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
Wild West Days
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Stopping Stones Ceremony
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
Food Frontiers: Lawrence's Culinary History
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
A Quilt Walk
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Overland Park,KS
Harvest Home Picnic and Pie & Basket Auction
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
Memories at the Museum: Always a Blue Jay
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Junction City,KS
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Upcoming Events
  • 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" (, 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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