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Lucile Bluford played a key role in the elimination of the country's "separate but equal" doctrine. Though losing a legal battle for admission to MU's graduate program in... details>>
Barbecue, jazz, Steamboat Arabia, and the Liberty Memorial, you probably know. But a comprehensive list of must-dos in Kansas City and the surrounding area also includes the... details>>
3/3/2015 9:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
Justice Postponed Is Justice Denied: Lucile Bluford & the Campaign for Educational Equality
Lucile Bluford played a key role in the elimination of the country's "separate but equal" doctrine. Though losing a legal battle for admission to MU's graduate program in journalism, arguments from her case laid a foundation for the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. This new exhibit chronicles the three-year court case that helped usher in the landmark civil rights decades of the 1950s and '60s and examines Bluford's life. Open during library hours....details >>
3/4/2015 9:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
3/4/2015 6:30:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
100 Things to Do in Kansas City Before You Die - Traci Angel
Barbecue, jazz, Steamboat Arabia, and the Liberty Memorial, you probably know. But a comprehensive list of must-dos in Kansas City and the surrounding area also includes the lesser-known attractions.
Longtime journalist Traci Angel walks through an array of Kansas City’s bucket-list experiences, offering the best day-trip destinations, draws for out-of-towners, and offbeat pleasures in a discussion of her new book....details >>
3/5/2015 9:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
3/6/2015 9:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
3/7/2015 9:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
3/7/2015 10:00:00 AM | Leavenworth, KS
Military Collectors Show
Come witness history first hand with these incredible collections of military artifacts. Kansas City Military Collectors Club is sponsoring the Annual Military Collectors Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leavenworth, KS Riverfront Community Center gymnasium. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call 913-651-3977....details >>
3/7/2015 1:30:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
150 Years of African American Funeral History of Kansas City
Lee Ward, owner of the museum Funeral History in Independence, will discuss how pre-Civil War attitudes and history of enslaved blacks has influenced the black funeral. We will be taken from then to the modern day funeral.
Ward was formerly a funeral director and embalmer for 45 years. He owned his own funeral homes in Chilhowee and Urich, MO for 25 years. He is the author of five books including the only book written on the Civil War embalmer, Coffins, Kits and More....details >>
3/7/2015 2:00:00 PM | Fort Scott, KS
The Things They Carried Home Preservation Workshop
Learn how to preserve and document military artifacts that veterans carried home, including uniforms, medals, letters, and photographs. Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Scott NHS in conjunction with the Kansas Humanities Council....details >>
3/8/2015 9:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
3/9/2015 9:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
3/10/2015 6:30:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
Lincoln's Last Months and Victory - Terry Beckenbaugh
With the end of the Civil War in sight as he delivered his second inaugural address in March 1865, Abraham Lincoln eloquently implored his divided countrymen “to bind up the nation’s wounds” and “do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace.”
But the chaos of war was not yet ended. The South was reeling from Sherman’s destructive March to the Sea. Entire cities, including the Confederate capital of Richmond, were being overrun....details >>
3/12/2015 6:30:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
James Madison by author: David O. Stewart
James Madison's list of accomplishments ran long, however: outlining what became the Constitution, co-writing the Federalist Papers, creating the Bill of Rights, forming America’s first political party, supervising the Louisiana Purchase, and serving as the country’s first wartime president (during the War of 1812).
In his new book, Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America, author David O. Stewart reveals a rare leader who artfully collaborated with others toward common goals....details >>
3/12/2015 7:00:00 PM | Lenexa, KS
The Old Home Place
Joy Laminska will speak about "The Old Home Place", two brave homesteading families each running a diverse farm on the same land a century apart. She will include information on how to research the history of your "home place"....details >>
3/14/2015 12:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
3rd Missouri Spring Muster
Open to the public, the 3rd Missouri Infantry will hold their annual two-day muster at the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum. A spring muster is a time for reenactors to dust off their gear and camp supplies from winter storage and practice military drills and formations. Short classes or speakers on specialty topics related to reenacting are usually included. Both the civilians and military participants will camp on the property Friday night and interact with the visiting public throughout the day...details >>
3/14/2015 10:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
DOUBLE HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION :: Jim Bridger’s 211th Birthday Celebration!
FIRST DEDICATION at 10:00 a.m.
901 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City, MO 64114
(Original location of Jim Bridger’s Farm)
SECOND DEDICATION LOCATION at 11:20 a.m.
Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road.
Refreshments at noon inside the Trailside Center....details >>
3/14/2015 11:00:00 AM | Kansas City, KS
Saturdays by the Grinter Stove
Learn about Kansas City area history and stay for lunch prepared on the wood stove.
A different speaker will present each month....details >>
3/15/2015 12:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
3/15/2015 2:00:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
Tales of the Historic West Bottoms - Steve Noll
Bordered by rugged cliffs and the Missouri and Kansas rivers, the West Bottoms provided the spark for a rugged cowtown to become an urban metropolis. Steve Noll, executive director of Jackson County Historical Society, draws from his personal collection and from Cowtown: Cattle Trails and West Bottom Tales, a new book by Edward T. Matheny Jr in recounting how cowboys, stockyards commission men, meat packers, railroaders, and assorted hangers-on formed a vibrant, now-vanished Bottoms community....details >>
3/19/2015 6:00:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
The Civil Rights Century: Milestones in Black History
Continuation of the ASALH joint program series as a part of the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group. Screening of the film Eyes on the Prize followed by discussion....details >>
3/19/2015 7:00:00 PM | Fort Leavenworth, KS
“Lawyers, Guns, and Money: The Banana Wars”
Listen and learn as the Fort Leavenworth Historical Society offers this presentation by LTC Chris Johnson at the Frontier Army Museum beginning at 7 p.m. Please check the Fort Leavenworth website for important gate access information regarding entry into Fort Leavenworth....details >>
3/21/2015 2:00:00 PM | Fort Scott, KS
Shared Stories of the Civil War
The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War...details >>
3/23/2015 10:00:00 AM | Kearney, MO
Mt. Gilead Monday: The Underground Railroad
Learn about slaves’ escape to freedom through the underground railroad. Make your own freedom quilt. The Missouri Humanities Council will provide each student with a copy of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt , by Deborah Hopkinson.
$10 per person
Reservations required. Call (816) 736-8500. Your payment hold your seat.
Age range: students in 1st through 8th graders
Maximum attendance is 25 (including adults).
Students will bring their own sack lunch....details >>
3/28/2015 10:00:00 AM | Fort Leavenworth, KS
Visit with vendors for Fort Leavenworth Post Activities, Information and Registration Day — better known as PAIR Day — from 10-2 p.m. at Harney Sports Complex. Come out for some free goodies and information on what Fort Leavenworth and the surrounding areas have to offer. Please check the Fort Leavenworth website for important information about gate entry onto the Fort....details >>
4/5/2015 2:00:00 PM | Lecompton, KS
1850s Territorial Kansas Town Hall Political Meeting Presentation
Come one! Come all!
To an 1850s Kansas Territorial Town Hall political meeting. Members of the Lecompton Reenactors acting troupe will present the play Bleeding Kansas Characters by J. Howard Duncan. Actors will portray Kansans from the turbulent Bleeding Kansas era....details >>