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Park Day 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Lexington,MO
Bunco Tournament
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Gardner,KS
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Herb & Wildflower Sale
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Design a 1920s Hat
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
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1920's Book Club at the Farmhouse
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Shawnee,KS
Easter Egg Hunt
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Women Soldiers of the Civil War
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Gardner,KS
Earth Day Celebration
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Butler,MO
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Genealogy Program at the Watkins Museum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
Civil War Encampment
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Civil War Encampment
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Cooking with Herbs Chef Demo
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Herb Cocktail Party
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Spring on the Farm
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Spring Scout Day on the Farm
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Olathe,KS
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • 4/28/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/28/2017 5:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    World War I Living History at the Watkins

    Bring the family to the opening celebration of our upcoming exhibit, "Answering the Call: Lawrence’s WWI Soldiers and Nurses." See incredible artifacts and photographs telling the story of local involvement in this global conflict. Additionally, we'll have members of the National World War I Museum's Living History Volunteer Corps on hand giving demonstrations of ordinary life during the period. Our April Final Friday will be an awesome educational experience for kids and adults!...details >>

  • 4/29/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/29/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Kansas History Day State Contest

    History Day is a year long learning opportunity for grades six through twelve, that lets students explore history topics that interest them. They use primary and secondary research resources, and then analyze the information, in light of an over-arching historical theme or question. For teachers it offers practical models for integrating Common Core standards in the classroom that improves test scores on reading, math, and science assessments and prepares students for college level work....details >>

  • 4/29/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Spring on the Farm

    It's spring on the Mahaffie Farm! Watch our farmers shear the sheep, help wash and skirt the wool. Help in the garden and see what is cooking on the cookstove. Other activities may include: Dyeing wool demonstrations Blacksmith demonstrations Stagecoach rides Visiting the Mahaffie House Visiting exhibits in the Heritage Center and Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn All activities included with regular site admission: $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11, children 4 & under are free....details >>

  • 4/29/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Spring Scout Day on the Farm

    Boy and Girl Scouts of all levels can experience spring time on the Mahaffie farm. Scouts and their families are encouraged to visit each activity at their own pace. Each activity will have a person in 19th century clothing sharing their information. Two sessions are offered: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $7/scout (includes Mahaffie patch), one accompanying adult admitted free with one paid scout admission, siblings ages 5-11 are $5 and children ages 4 & under are free. Regi...details >>

  • 4/29/2017 1:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Documentary Screening (The Gospel According to Glenn North) & Black Poetry Book Club Launch

    Program cancelled!...details >>

  • 4/30/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 4/30/2017 1:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Under Renovation: Reid-Duderstadt House Tour

    We tour historic homes after they've been restored or renovated. On this special tour, we'll explore a work in progress. We'll discover why the Duderstadt family wanted to invest in restoring this old home, the process of listing it on the Natl Reg of Hist Places and what it takes to bring a historic structure back to life. The 6,000 sq ft Reid-Duderstadt House was built by Lyman Reid (1852-1923) in 1899. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door; proceeds support FCHS...details >>

  • 5/1/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 5/2/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 5/3/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 5/4/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 5/5/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 5/6/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 5/6/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Spring Cleaning and New Beginnings: An Intergenerational Sharing & Celebration

    Celebrating the seasons in Shawnee in the 1920s and now. Each will include time for sharing stories, sampling a homemade seasonal dish (recipe included), and participating in a hands-on activity. This is an intergenerational celebration!Spring. Planting the first vegetables and herbs of the season in your garden. Share tried and true family cleaning recipes and techniques, many of which are as “green” today as they were 100 years ago. Strawberry Hill Povitica Company will have bread samples....details >>

  • 5/7/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 5/8/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 5/9/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 5/10/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 5/11/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 5/12/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 5/12/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Museum After Hours – Serving America While Serving Time

    Kori Thompson, instructor, Hutchinson Community College presents "Serving America While Serving Time." Six inmates from the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory were among those who volunteered during World War I. While some questioned their ability to serve, the Kansas adjutant general instructed the recruitment offices to induct the men into service. Nearly 250 inmates and former inmates were either drafted or enlisted and served in some capacity during World War I, some even died in combat....details >>

  • 5/12/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Friday Film Night

    Join us for May's Film Friday featuring The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain. As WWI roars across the Channel, two cartographers and the villagers of Ffynnon Garw battle over the definition of “mountain.” Determined to be on the map as a village with a mountain rather than a hill, the proud townsfolk get creative. This charming cult classic features Hugh Grant, Colm Meaney, Kenneth Griffith and Ian McNeice. Sponsored by the Capitol Federal Foundation. FREE with RSVP....details >>

  • 5/13/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

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