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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... details>>
This special exhibit is now on display at the museum through Dec. 13, 2014, when the museum closes for the winter. Museum admission: $3-$5; children under 12 and Friends... details>>
In 1864, The John Wornall House was a field hospital for Union and Confederate wounded. To commemorate the Battle of Westport sesquicentennial, the museum will have Wornall... details>>
Fall is here and the cooler temperatures are great for hiking. Enjoy a guided hike to see the bison. Don't forget your cameras! Be prepared for a two-mile hike over uneven... details>>
10/30/2014 11:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
Exhibit - A Shadow over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon
This special exhibit is now on display at the museum through Dec. 13, 2014, when the museum closes for the winter. Museum admission: $3-$5; children under 12 and Friends members admitted free. Free parking at the main entrance off NE Antioch Rd. When you come for the display, you may wish to tour the Big Shoal Cemetery. Free public parking is located off NE 64th St. Self-guided walking tour brochure available at the cemetery's informational welcome kiosk. Cemetery is open to the public daily....details >>
10/30/2014 4:00:00 PM | Topeka, KS
Remembering Topekans who Fought in the Battle of the Blue
The 2nd Kansas State Militia rushed to a fight with Confederate forces under the command of Maj. Gen. Sterling Price 150 years ago. Within days, dozens of Topeka men would die in a 3-day battle in Jackson County, MO. They were buried in the Topeka Cemetery, which will note the anniversary of the Battle of the Blue with reenactors posted near Civil War veterans’ headstones, music and speakers. Tours at 4 p.m.; taps and piper at 6:20 p.m. Reception follows in the Franklin Crane home on site....details >>
10/31/2014 11:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
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 >>
11/1/2014 10:00:00 AM | Mindenmines, MO
Fall is here and the cooler temperatures are great for hiking. Enjoy a guided hike to see the bison. Don't forget your cameras! Be prepared for a two-mile hike over uneven terrain. Bringing water, snacks, insect repellent, a hat and sunscreen, and wearing sturdy shoes is recommended. Binoculars will be useful in looking at bison as well as other wildlife that you may see....details >>
11/1/2014 11:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
11/1/2014 2:00:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
Farmstead to Field Hospital: A Family in the Crossfire of War and the Making of Modern-Day Medicine
In 1864, The John Wornall House was a field hospital for Union and Confederate wounded. To commemorate the Battle of Westport sesquicentennial, the museum will have Wornall family oral histories, lectures, reenactments and more. Learn about discoveries that inspired modern-day medicine. Clara VanDraska, our resident "widow", shares Civil War Era customs around death and dying. Learn how the Parlor became the Living Room. Under age 10 admitted free. Purchase tickets online with Web link below....details >>
11/2/2014 2:00:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
In 1864, The John Wornall House was a field hospital for Union and Confederate wounded. To commemorate the Battle of Westport sesquicentennial, we'll have Wornall family oral histories, lectures, reenactments and more. Learn about discoveries that inspired modern-day medicine. Join Lee Ward, owner of a Civil War and Funeral Museum and author of the book Coffins, Kits and More, to learn about Civil War embalming practices. Under age 10 admitted free. Purchase tickets online with Web link below....details >>
11/5/2014 11:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
11/5/2014 6:30:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
His approval rating low and his own party disenchanted, Harry Truman had the look of a one-term president in summer 1948. His aides hit upon a plan: they took to the rails, crossing the country and putting Truman in front of many voters. Philip White discusses the journey and his new book "Whistle Stop: How 31,000 Miles of Train Travel, 352 Speeches, and a Little Midwest Gumption Saved the Presidency of Harry Truman". Truman beat Dewey in the next election. RSVP with the Web link below....details >>
11/6/2014 11:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
11/7/2014 9:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
Park University Students Establish Endowment at National WWI Museum
Park University’s Zeta Omicron Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society will sign an agreement to establish the George S. Robb Great War Endowment Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to preserve, conserve, maintain, digitize and purchase papers, manuscripts and other archival (non-three dimensional) materials related to World War I. As an endowment fund, only the interest generated on an annual basis will be used to support these activities.
The event is open to the public....details >>
11/7/2014 11:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
11/8/2014 11:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
11/8/2014 11:00:00 AM | Independence, MO
Talkin' Truman: Captain Harry in the Great War
Harry Truman's service in World War I had a lasting impact on his life and political career. To mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the war in 1914, archives specialist Jim Armistead will explore Truman's military career, including his command of Battery D and tour of duty in Europe during World War I. This presentation is one in the series of "Talkin' Truman" programs, offered each Second Saturday. The program is included with Museum admission; seating is limited....details >>
11/8/2014 1:00:00 PM | Kearney, MO
Ladies Fall Tea
Enjoy an afternoon of fun paper crafts, tea party bingo, camraderie, tea and cookies.
$10 per person. Includes all supplies.
Seating is limited. Reservations are required and your payment holds your seat.
Call (816)736-8500 for more information and reservations.
Sponsored by Clay County Historic Sites....details >>
11/9/2014 2:00:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
The Buffalo Soldiers in World War I
Despite their country’s institutionalized prejudice, African Americans fought in the U.S. military during World War I. They manned two combat divisions, one popularly known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Joelouis Mattox, a frequent Library speaker, will focus on the 92nd Division. Mattox is the historian for the American Legion’s Wayne Miner Post 149, named for a Kansas City serviceman who served in the 92nd. Miner was one of the last Americans killed in WWI in 1918. RSVP with Web link below....details >>
Letters from the Front: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Park history majors will read letters written by British and German soldiers associated with the Truce. As cast members read the letters, there will be a corresponding photo in the background representing an aspect of each letter. The German soldier letters are spoken in German with an English translation slide. At the conclusion of the production, the audience will be invited to join cast members in singing “Silent Night,” which was sung on the battlefield by both armies....details >>
11/11/2014 6:30:00 PM | Kansas City, KS
From World War I Resisters to Mental Health Reformers: The Remarkable Story of Kansas Mennonites
In November 1918, an unruly mob tarred and feathered a Kansas Mennonite farmer for refusing to purchase Liberty Bonds to support the war effort. Such actions were taken against religious believers who were conscientious objectors. Much later, traditional “peace churches” worked with Roosevelt's administration to create a national service program that let COs serve their country in a way consistent with their beliefs. Aaron Barnhart presents this Kansas Humanities Council program....details >>
11/12/2014 11:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
11/13/2014 11:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
11/13/2014 7:00:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
Trailside Center Program
James Roberts, Advocational Archaeologist, Artifact Cataloger, Member New Santa Fe Historical Society.
The Topic to be given by Mr. Roberts is:
The Adair/Brown Cabin: A discussion of some of the artifacts recovered from the
June 2014 Kansas Archaeological Training Program (KATP) and the September 2014 follow up Kansas Anthropological Association (KAA) dig.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC :: NO ADMISSION FEE :: REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED...details >>
11/14/2014 11:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
11/14/2014 6:00:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
Frontier Wildlife Wornall/Majors Visits the Kansas City Library Plaza Branch
Come and explore what life would have been like in the 1850s and 1860s. The Museums will be partnering with Operation Wildlife of Linwood, KS, to bring a fun and educational event for the whole family. Meet some of the local wildlife that the Wornall and Majors’ families would have seen living out on the frontier of western Missouri. Ages 5 and up....details >>
11/15/2014 11:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO