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Highlights in History
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Overland Park,KS
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Highlights in History
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Overland Park,KS
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Highlights in History
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Overland Park,KS
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Symbols of Sacrifice
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Big Shoal Country Fair
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Gladstone,MO
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Symbols of Sacrifice
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Manhattan,KS
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Symbols of Sacrifice
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Manhattan,KS
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Informational Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Higginsville,MO
Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Manhattan,KS
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Black Powder Shoot
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Kearney,KS
Harvest Home Picnic
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
Tea and Etiquette Workshop
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Wild West Days
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Hidden Histories of the Flint Hills
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Manhattan,KS
 
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  • 9/28/2016 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 >>

  • 9/28/2016 10:00:00 AM  |  Alma, KS

    Freedom's Frontier: Stories From the Western Border

    Now on view at the Wabaunsee County Historical Society Museum in Alma. A graphic exhibit of maps, photographs and paintings illustrating a timeline of events in the western counties of the Heritage Area that are connected to its themes of westward expansion, Bleeding Kansas and the Nation’s enduring struggle for freedom. Funded in part by an interpretive grant from Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. (Closed over the noon hour.)...details >>

  • 9/28/2016 10:00:00 AM  |  Manhattan, KS

    Hidden Histories of the Flint Hills

    Laura Ingalls Wilder said, "Home is the nicest word there is." What if your town or home is no longer there? Explore Flint Hills hidden places and tell us what "Going Home" means to you. An interactive exhibit, a map to locate lost Flint Hills towns, iPad stations with community stories, a place to record memories, and a children’s area are the work of Chapman Center for Rural Studies (KSU) undergrads and faculty, made possible by an estate gift from Mark Chapman....details >>

  • 9/28/2016 12:00:00 PM  |  Manhattan, KS

    Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection

    The Becker Archive in Boston, Massachusetts, contains approximately 650 previously undocumented drawings by Joseph Becker and his colleagues, nineteenth-century artists who worked as artist-reporters for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. They observed, drew, and sent back for publication images of the Civil War, the construction of the railroads, the Chicago fire, and other important events of nineteenth-century American history. September 10 - December 18, 2016....details >>

  • 9/29/2016 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 >>

  • 9/29/2016 10:00:00 AM  |  Alma, KS

    Freedom's Frontier: Stories From the Western Border

    Now on view at the Wabaunsee County Historical Society Museum in Alma. A graphic exhibit of maps, photographs and paintings illustrating a timeline of events in the western counties of the Heritage Area that are connected to its themes of westward expansion, Bleeding Kansas and the Nation’s enduring struggle for freedom. Funded in part by an interpretive grant from Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. (Closed over the noon hour.)...details >>

  • 9/29/2016 10:00:00 AM  |  Manhattan, KS

    Hidden Histories of the Flint Hills

    Laura Ingalls Wilder said, "Home is the nicest word there is." What if your town or home is no longer there? Explore Flint Hills hidden places and tell us what "Going Home" means to you. An interactive exhibit, a map to locate lost Flint Hills towns, iPad stations with community stories, a place to record memories, and a children’s area are the work of Chapman Center for Rural Studies (KSU) undergrads and faculty, made possible by an estate gift from Mark Chapman....details >>

  • 9/29/2016 12:00:00 PM  |  Manhattan, KS

    Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection

    The Becker Archive in Boston, Massachusetts, contains approximately 650 previously undocumented drawings by Joseph Becker and his colleagues, nineteenth-century artists who worked as artist-reporters for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. They observed, drew, and sent back for publication images of the Civil War, the construction of the railroads, the Chicago fire, and other important events of nineteenth-century American history. September 10 - December 18, 2016....details >>

  • 9/29/2016 4:00:00 PM  |  Pittsburg, KS

    Kaepernick to Brackenridge: The NFL, the Whiskey Rebellion and the Meaning of Patriotic Speech

    Annually the American Library Association holds a Banned Books Week during the last week in September that “highlights the value of free and open access to information.” Axe Library is partnering with university faculty to help focus on certain themes and elements of censorship and freedom of speech. This session will be led by James Greene....details >>

  • 9/29/2016 5:30:00 PM  |  St. Joseph, MO

    Opening Reception: “Mary Everhard Photographic Collection”

    Brett Knappe, the director of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, will give an introduction to the collection. This temporary exhibit will showcase selected images of African-Americans from the collection. Funding for the exhibition was provided through a grant from the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and private donations....details >>

  • 9/29/2016 6:00:00 PM  |  Butler, MO

    Families in and Around Island Mound

    This program, by the Bates County Museum, will feature the history of the families in and around Bates County and their roles in the history of the county and the Civil War....details >>

  • 9/29/2016 6:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    "Racism in Kansas City: A Short History" Book Reading and Signing (G.S. Griffin)

    This study of Kansas City’s darkest moments—slavery, border war, Civil War, bombings of black homes, lynchings, segregation of neighborhoods and schools, civil rights struggle, Black Panther movement, 1968 race riot, assassinations in the 1970s, the infamous Missouri v. Jenkins U.S. Supreme Court case, and racial inequities that still plague Kansas City—was written by a young, white "suburbanite". Alvin Brooks says this book should be mandatory reading for everyone from middle school to adult....details >>

  • 9/29/2016 7:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Shared Stories of the Kansas Land: Dam the Rivers! - Readers' Theater

    This is one of a series of five programs. Created from historical letters, diaries, and newspaper articles, the programs highlight the relationship between Kansans and their shared environmental history, including the birth of agriculture, the 1930s Dust Bowl, mining and industry, the impact of dams, and Kansas water rights. For the five script-in-hand reader's theatre programs, the Kansas Humanities Council is collaborating with various other organizations in Douglas County, Kansas....details >>

  • 9/30/2016 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 >>

  • 9/30/2016 10:00:00 AM  |  Fort Scott, KS

    Naturalization Ceremony

    Reflect on the privileges of US citizenship as you witness new citizens take the oath of allegiance to their newly adopted country. Join us for this annual ceremony, conducted in partnership with the US District Court, District of Kansas....details >>

  • 9/30/2016 10:00:00 AM  |  Alma, KS

    Freedom's Frontier: Stories From the Western Border

    Now on view at the Wabaunsee County Historical Society Museum in Alma. A graphic exhibit of maps, photographs and paintings illustrating a timeline of events in the western counties of the Heritage Area that are connected to its themes of westward expansion, Bleeding Kansas and the Nation’s enduring struggle for freedom. Funded in part by an interpretive grant from Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. (Closed over the noon hour.)...details >>

  • 9/30/2016 10:00:00 AM  |  Manhattan, KS

    Hidden Histories of the Flint Hills

    Laura Ingalls Wilder said, "Home is the nicest word there is." What if your town or home is no longer there? Explore Flint Hills hidden places and tell us what "Going Home" means to you. An interactive exhibit, a map to locate lost Flint Hills towns, iPad stations with community stories, a place to record memories, and a children’s area are the work of Chapman Center for Rural Studies (KSU) undergrads and faculty, made possible by an estate gift from Mark Chapman....details >>

  • 9/30/2016 12:00:00 PM  |  Manhattan, KS

    Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection

    The Becker Archive in Boston, Massachusetts, contains approximately 650 previously undocumented drawings by Joseph Becker and his colleagues, nineteenth-century artists who worked as artist-reporters for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. They observed, drew, and sent back for publication images of the Civil War, the construction of the railroads, the Chicago fire, and other important events of nineteenth-century American history. September 10 - December 18, 2016....details >>

  • 9/30/2016 6:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Art of Conversation: Segregation and Civil Rights

    This program will feature KU historian William M. Tuttle and historical eyewitnesses discussing segregation in 1960’s Lawrence and the grassroots movement that brought about the historic Fair Housing Ordinance of 1967, one of the first in the nation. Watkins researcher Tom Arnold will also introduce a new oral history project undertaken by Lawrence city government to document the events of 1967....details >>

  • 9/30/2016 7:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Less Traveled: A Journey from Pine to Palm

    Highway Walkers Media, an adventure documentary film company based in Leon, IA, will screen the film, “Less Traveled: A Journey from Pine to Palm”, about the Jefferson Highway. This film is a celebration of the Jefferson Highway, a historic highway in a modern world. (This film is also being screened at a Missouri site not within the boundaries of the heritage area, but listed on this calendar. Powers Museum, in Carthage, MO, will screen the film at 4 and 7 p.m. on Oct. 1.)...details >>

  • 10/1/2016 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 >>

  • 10/1/2016 9:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    2016 City Market Summer Book Sale

    Looking for good reads, music, or movies? On the first Saturday of the month from August to October, in the atrium north of Arabia Steamboat Museum at City Market, Friends of the Kansas City Public Library are selling books and other items for $1-$2. Hardback fiction, nonfiction, young adult, audio books; soft-cover books for all ages; DVDs; and CDs. Some “special finds” are priced at $5 and up. While you're there, why not explore the Arabia Steamboat Museum (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) too?...details >>

  • 10/1/2016 10:00:00 AM  |  Humboldt, KS

    Biblesta Parade: Commemorating America's Heritage in the Bible

    The Biblesta Parade was established in 1958. The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. Floats depict events from the Bible, walking entries, equestrian units and marching bands playing Christian, and Biblical costumes. An annual crowd favorite is the forty-foot "Jonah and the Whale" float. Before and after the parade, enjoy Humboldt, gospel music (bring chairs or a blanket), petting zoo, youth ministry, food vendors, and a Free Ham and Bean Feed from 3-6 p.m....details >>

  • 10/1/2016 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Fall Harvest Weekends in October

    Enjoy a different theme each weekend and help with the harvest. Theme weekends may include corn, wheat, dairy, all things apple, and more! Stagecoach rides, blacksmith demonstrations and visiting the Mahaffie House all included with site admission....details >>

  • 10/1/2016 10:00:00 AM  |  Liberty, MO

    Liberty, Missouri (Walking) Tour: Jewell & Lightburne Historic Districts

    Explore Liberty’s Heritage with a guided walking tour of the Jewell & Lightburne Historic Districts. Tours are free and open to the public. Tour meets at the parking lot at the corner of Franklin and Lightburne Streets Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Cosponsored by the City of Liberty’s Preservation Office (www.ci.liberty.mo.us) and Historic Liberty, Inc. (www.HistoricLiberty.org)....details >>

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