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Highlights in History
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Old-Fashioned Independence Day
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Glorious Fourth Celebration!
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Ottawa,KS
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Highlights in History
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
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Let’s Build A Birdhouse!
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Kearney,MO
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Created Equal Film Screening: Freedom Riders
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Dole Institute Presents: Amelia Earhart
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Railroads and the Civil War
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Learn to Crochet
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Kearney,MO
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Final Fridays at the Carnegie
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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CHARISMA Teacher's Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Excelsior Springs,MO
 
 
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  • 7/25/2014 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 >>

  • 7/31/2014 5:00:00 PM  |  Excelsior Springs, MO

    CHARISMA Teacher's Night

    Learn how Clay & Ray County Archives, Museums, & Historic Sites can help educators integrate history based learning to address the Common Core. This is a chance to check out & get information on all the northland has to offer your students & talk one on one with school program planners. School Visits Traveling Trunks Assembly Opportunities Field Trips Customizes Programs Complimentary refreshments. Cash bar. Drawings for prizes. Educators only. Adults only....details >>

  • 8/2/2014 9:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Shoal Creek Living History Museum First Saturday

    Free family event with reenactors to bring the Village to life. Features 17 authentic 19th century buildings dating from 1807-1885. Located in Robert H. Hodge Park....details >>

  • 8/8/2014 6:00:00 PM  |  Butler, MO

    Open Public meeting

    The public is invited to an informational meeting on Friday, Aug. 8 to discuss Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site. The open-house style meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the historic site’s covered shelter. Recent accomplishments at the historic site and future plans will be highlighted during this informational meeting. Visitors are invited to share feedback on the historic site’s services and operation. This public meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks...details >>

  • 8/10/2014 1:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Second Sundays at the Old Depot Museum & the Dietrich Cabin

    Head on down to Ottawa, KS for Second Sundays! FREE admission to the Old Depot Museum and the Dietrich Cabin. Walk through an amazing old stone Depot built in 1888. You will admire and adore the wonderful exhibits depicting Franklin County history. We might even unlock the caboose for you to step on in! Next -> Visit the Dietrich Cabin just down Main Street from the Old Depot Museum. Living History events will be taking place each month....details >>

  • 8/11/2014 9:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Kids, Let’s Build A Mud Fort (Civil War on the Western Frontier program)

    Before the Civil War, when Kansas was a western territory, Lawrence residents built mud forts to use in case of raids by pro-slavery guerrillas. Ages 8-12 can learn about this exciting time in Lawrence’s history and build a real mud fort on the banks of the Kansas River. $25 per child/adult pair. Register with Lawrence Parks and Recreation at www.lawrenceks.org or call (785) 832-3450. This is a 2-day program (Aug. 11-12)....details >>

  • 8/12/2014 9:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Kids, Let’s Build A Mud Fort (Civil War on the Western Frontier program)

    Before the Civil War, when Kansas was a western territory, Lawrence residents built mud forts to use in case of raids by pro-slavery guerrillas. Ages 8-12 can learn about this exciting time in Lawrence’s history and build a real mud fort on the banks of the Kansas River. $25 per child/adult pair. Register with Lawrence Parks and Recreation at www.lawrenceks.org or call (785) 832-3450. This is a 2-day program (Aug. 11-12)....details >>

  • 8/12/2014 10:00:00 AM  |  Eudora, KS

    Eudora and the Civil War (Civil War on the Western Frontier exhibit)

    Come see Eudora Community Museum's exhibit that explores Eudora and the Civil War. Eudora Area Historical Society operates the museum. Other themes include: Shawnee Indians, Western Expansion, the Oregon Trail, Eudora as it developed in the late 19th Century, Eudora’s African-American Community and Sunflower Ammunition Plant. Exhibit open during regular museum hours year round (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.), or call the museum to schedule a tour. Call for admissions information....details >>

  • 8/13/2014 10:00:00 AM  |  Eudora, KS

    Eudora and the Civil War (Civil War on the Western Frontier exhibit)

    Come see Eudora Community Museum's exhibit that explores Eudora and the Civil War. Eudora Area Historical Society operates the museum. Other themes include: Shawnee Indians, Western Expansion, the Oregon Trail, Eudora as it developed in the late 19th Century, Eudora’s African-American Community and Sunflower Ammunition Plant. Exhibit open during regular museum hours year round (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.), or call the museum to schedule a tour. Call for admissions information....details >>

  • 8/14/2014 10:00:00 AM  |  Eudora, KS

    Eudora and the Civil War (Civil War on the Western Frontier exhibit)

    Come see Eudora Community Museum's exhibit that explores Eudora and the Civil War. Eudora Area Historical Society operates the museum. Other themes include: Shawnee Indians, Western Expansion, the Oregon Trail, Eudora as it developed in the late 19th Century, Eudora’s African-American Community and Sunflower Ammunition Plant. Exhibit open during regular museum hours year round (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.), or call the museum to schedule a tour. Call for admissions information....details >>

  • 8/15/2014 10:00:00 AM  |  Eudora, KS

    Eudora and the Civil War (Civil War on the Western Frontier exhibit)

    Come see Eudora Community Museum's exhibit that explores Eudora and the Civil War. Eudora Area Historical Society operates the museum. Other themes include: Shawnee Indians, Western Expansion, the Oregon Trail, Eudora as it developed in the late 19th Century, Eudora’s African-American Community and Sunflower Ammunition Plant. Exhibit open during regular museum hours year round (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.), or call the museum to schedule a tour. Call for admissions information....details >>

  • 8/15/2014 6:30:00 PM  |  Kearney, MO

    American Girl Back to School Party

    Enjoy an evening of American Girl fun and crafts. Make a suitcase for your doll and a tote bag for yourself. Bring your doll, and a t-shirt fot eh craft project. All other supplies provided. Refreshments served. Ages 7-13 $10/child RSVP required: 816-736-8500 Sponsored by Clay County Historic Sites...details >>

  • 8/15/2014 7:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Screening: Battle of Island Mound (Civil War on the Western Frontier program)

    Documentary produced by Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Bill Fischer and General Don Scott discuss the history of the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry. Free program sponsored by Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area....details >>

  • 8/16/2014 8:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Quantrill’s Raid Bus Tour (Civil War on the Western Frontier program)

    Katie Armitage and John Jewell lead a tour of areas in Lawrence affected by Quantrill’s Raid, including the Miller Riggs and Hoyt home sites and the downtown business and residential districts. $20; advance registration required. Cosponsored by Weavers and The Eldridge....details >>

  • 8/16/2014 8:30:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Quantrill’s Raid Walking Tours (Civil War on the Western Frontier program)

    Walking tours of the downtown business district most directly affected by Quantrill’s raid. Routes may vary by tour guide. Wear sun protection, comfortable shoes, and be prepared to stand and walk for up to 90 minutes. $5 for DCHS members. $10 for non-members in advance; $15 on event day. Advance registration recommended. Cosponsored by Weavers and The Eldridge....details >>

  • 8/16/2014 9:00:00 AM  |  Lone Jack, MO

    Lone Jack Battle Commemoration & Candlelight Tour

    52nd Anniversary of the Battle of Lone Jack. Events begin at 9:00 with the annual Lone Jack Parade and continue through the day. Daytime events Free The evening of August 16, 2014 time-travelers on the Candlelight Walk at the Lone Jack Civil War Battle Commemoration will have the unique opportunity to become invisible witnesses to authentic recreations of a few of these scenes as neighbors check on one another and share accounts of the day. The first tour begins at 8:30. $5 for evening tour....details >>

  • 8/16/2014 10:00:00 AM  |  Eudora, KS

    Eudora and the Civil War (Civil War on the Western Frontier exhibit)

    Come see Eudora Community Museum's exhibit that explores Eudora and the Civil War. Eudora Area Historical Society operates the museum. Other themes include: Shawnee Indians, Western Expansion, the Oregon Trail, Eudora as it developed in the late 19th Century, Eudora’s African-American Community and Sunflower Ammunition Plant. Exhibit open during regular museum hours year round (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.), or call the museum to schedule a tour. Call for admissions information....details >>

  • 8/16/2014 10:15:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Author Talk: Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz (Civil War on the Western Frontier program)

    The author of "The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown’s Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism" discusses John Brown’s wife and daughters. They, like his sons, were committed to the abolitionist movement; their actions often go unacknowledged. Laughlin-Schultz’s book reveals: how the Brown women served the cause and Brown’s legacy; and American attitudes about Harpers Ferry Raid, radical antislavery, and the causes of the Civil War. Cosponsored by Weavers and The Eldridge....details >>

  • 8/16/2014 11:15:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Quantrill’s Raid Walking Tours (Civil War on the Western Frontier program)

    Walking tours of the downtown business district most directly affected by Quantrill’s raid. Routes may vary by tour guide. Wear sun protection, comfortable shoes, and be prepared to stand and walk for up to 90 minutes. $5 for DCHS members. $10 for non-members in advance; $15 on event day. Advance registration recommended. Cosponsored by Weavers and The Eldridge....details >>

  • 8/16/2014 11:30:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Chris Sutton: Tales With A Twist Living History (Civil War on the Western Frontier program)

    On the brink of civil war, Missouri is torn between Northern and Southern alliances. Both sides know the key to winning the war is securing all of the arsenals. Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis put their faith in two different men to accomplish this in Missouri. Only one prevailed to make his mark in Civil War history. Discover what happens as you relive events that changed our nation forever through a firsthand account of a Union Civil War officer! Cosponsored by Weavers and The Eldridge....details >>

  • 8/16/2014 2:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    First Kansas Colored Infantry Mural Presentation (Civil War on the Western Frontier program)

    Students from Royal Valley schools in Mayetta and Hoyt, Kansas, present their mural depicting the First Kansas Colored Infantry. These soldiers engaged in battle at Island Mound, near Butler, Missouri, before other colored soldiers saw battle in the Civil War. Mural is on display in the 3rd floor gallery. The mural was created with an Interpretive Grant from Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. Event cosponsored by Weavers and The Eldridge....details >>

  • 8/16/2014 2:00:00 PM  |  Clinton, KS

    Underground Railroad Quilts for Children (Civil War on the Western Frontier program)

    Learn about this region's connections to the Underground Railroad, and how quilts were important to telling African-American stories. RSVP to Martha Parker at the museum....details >>

  • 8/16/2014 4:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Music of the Civil War Era: Kaw Valley Concert Band (Civil War on the Western Frontier program)

    The Kaw Valley Concert Band presents a free program of music popular during the Civil War. Cosponsored by Weavers and The Eldridge....details >>

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