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Gary Kremer will be discussing his new book, Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri. Kremer, Director of State Historical Society of Missouri, has... details>>
In 1863, on the cusp of one of the most remarkable battlefield victories in American military history, Gen. Robert E. Lee rode to Chancellorsville, Virginia, amid the cheers... details>>
Get ready for baseball season with a fun event celebrating baseball history! You may have heard of the Kansas City Monarchs, one of the most revered teams of the Negro... details>>
Please join us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, short speeches honoring the generous donors and volunteers, the first tours of the museum and its exhibits, and refreshments.... details>>
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... details>>
3/28/2015 2:00:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
Old Stories of Westport
David Baumgartner will present his speech, “Old Stories of Westport”.
Mr. Baumgartner will be sharing three stories: Wild Bill and the Baseball Game; Westport Windwagon; and the Robbery of the Jackson County Fair. Come to learn a little about Westport and a little about Kansas City!
Speaker’s Reception follows at the Harris Kearney House, 40th & Baltimore....details >>
3/29/2015 3:00:00 PM | Liberty, MO
Author Talk: Gary Kremer on "Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri"
Gary Kremer will be discussing his new book, Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri. Kremer, Director of State Historical Society of Missouri, has written extensively about the African American experience in Missouri. Kremer presents this collection of 14 articles providing a historical perspective of the end of slavery and the struggle of African Americans to find opportunities in Missouri’s rural communities and urban areas....details >>
4/1/2015 6:30:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
Robert E. Lee and the Fall of the Confederacy - Ethan S. Rafuse
In 1863, on the cusp of one of the most remarkable battlefield victories in American military history, Gen. Robert E. Lee rode to Chancellorsville, Virginia, amid the cheers of his troops. Few in that moment could envision the South’s defeat in less than two years. Ethan S. Rafuse of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth discusses the factors and events leading to Lee’s surrender in April 1865, including an examination of Lee’s legendary generalship....details >>
4/4/2015 10:30:00 AM | Ottawa, KS
The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Home Town presented by Phil Dixon, author and baseball historian
Get ready for baseball season with a fun event celebrating baseball history! You may have heard of the Kansas City Monarchs, one of the most revered teams of the Negro Baseball League. What you may not realize is that they played local teams in many small Kansas towns. The Monarchs played in Ottawa, Kansas, in 1925, 1931, 1932, and 1933. Baseball historian, author, and Negro League Baseball Museum co-founder Phil Dixon is celebrating the accomplishments of the Kansas City Monarchs by sharing the...details >>
4/4/2015 11:00:00 AM | Eudora, KS
Dedication & Grand Opening-Eudora Community Museum
Please join us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, short speeches honoring the generous donors and volunteers, the first tours of the museum and its exhibits, and refreshments. For the first time, you will be able to marvel at the hard work and dedication that saved this 130+ year old building....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 >>
4/6/2015 8:00:00 AM | Lecompton, KS
Lecompton Window Restoration and Weatherization Boot Camp
With instruction from restoration expert Bob Yapp, participants can restore and weatherize nine complete, double-hung windows in Constitution Hall. Learn how to:
+Remove wooden window sashes for repair.
+Safely strip old paint and glazing puty.
+Repair wooden elements of historic windows.
Event supported by a generous grant from the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council....details >>
4/7/2015 8:00:00 AM | Lecompton, KS
4/8/2015 8:00:00 AM | Lecompton, KS
4/9/2015 8:00:00 AM | Lecompton, KS
4/10/2015 8:00:00 AM | Lecompton, KS
4/11/2015 8:00:00 AM | Kearney, MO
Black Powder Shoot
$25 entry feee
Test your skills, win a prize! Cap & Ball Revolver or Cartridge Revolver, Replicas OK. Fixed sights & dueling stance only. Jesse James Medallion prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place.
Registration begins at 8:00am, shoot begins at 9:00am. Historically accurate costume is encouraged, but not required. Call (816)736-8500 for more information.
Sponsored by the Friends of the James Farm...details >>
4/11/2015 8:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
Join us on the lawn of the Majors House for the annual Missouri Irish Brigade Spring Muster. The Irish Brigade will be participating in drills, games, skirmishes and more – spectators are welcome! Attendance is free and open to the public. Plenty of great photo ops! The Spring Muster also serves as the official opening of the Majors House – come to watch the Irish Brigade drill, and stay for a reduced-price house tour....details >>
4/11/2015 1:00:00 PM | Kearney, MO
Ladies Spring Tea
oin us for an afternoon of tea and crafts. We’ll be decorating lamp shades. Refreshments served. $10 Registration is required. RSVP @ (816)736-8500.
Sponsored by Clay County Historic Sites...details >>
4/12/2015 9:00:00 AM | Kansas City, MO
4/12/2015 7:00:00 PM | Ottawa, KS
The 2015 Annual Conclave of the Esoteric and Terrible Order of Pie Eaters
They were a mysterious and secret organization that met once a month…to eat pie! You’re invited to celebrate the heritage of the Esoteric and Terrible Order of Pie Eaters by joining us for an evening of fun, music, and some of the best pie in Franklin County. Live music will be provided by the Tallgrass Express String Band, a group known for their songs about Kansas history and rural life. Buy tickets online: http://goo.gl/BJtIb2...details >>
4/14/2015 7:00:00 PM | Shawnee, KS
Bird: The Life, Career and Recordings of Charlie Parker
Shawnee Town's Speaker Series is hosting KCUR's Chuck Haddix. He will be speaking about Kansas City native, Charlie "Bird" Parker....details >>
4/16/2015 7:00:00 PM | Leavenworth, KS
“Props and Pinups: Nose Art in WWII”
Come to the Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth, KS and enjoy this presentation by Dr. John Cutatola. It is hosted by the Fort Leavenworth Historical Society and will begin at 7 p.m....details >>
4/17/2015 11:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
To kick off our 4-week exhibit on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, the museum will host a family-friendly free admission weekend. Stop by the museum to learn and interact with Lincoln. Games, crafts, and other hands-on activities will be available fre both Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18....details >>
4/18/2015 8:00:00 AM | Fort Scott, KS
Civil War Encampment
Because of its strategic location, Fort Scott became a major base of Union operations during the Civil War. Enjoy a weekend of Civil War history as the Union Army reoccupies Fort Scott. Ongoing living history demonstrations and portrayals featured throughout the day. Saturday evening program. The events during the last year of the war are featured this year....details >>
4/18/2015 9:00:00 AM | Kearney, MO
A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri
The Jesse James Farm and Museum is hosting A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri, a traveling exhibit created through a partnership between the Missouri History Museum and the Missouri Humanities Council. The exhibit will be at our museum from April 18th through June 14th, 2015 and covers all aspects of the Civil War in Missouri from the politics and battles of the Border War, slavery, and the lives of soldiers, to emancipation and the reformation period. Museum admission applies....details >>
4/18/2015 10:30:00 AM | Lawrence, KS
The Watkins Museum of History invites the public to 3 free showings of the Dark Command...a film story based on the Quantrill's Raid that devastated Lawrence on August 21, 1863. Dark Command premiered at local theaters in Lawrence on April 15, 1940, starring John Wayne, Claire Trevor, and Walter Pidgeon. The film show times are scheduled for 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30....details >>
4/18/2015 11:00:00 AM | Gladstone, MO
4/19/2015 8:00:00 AM | Fort Scott, KS
4/19/2015 9:00:00 AM | Kearney, MO