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Good Ol' Days
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
National Trails Day Celebration
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Olathe,KS
162nd Anniversary Battlefield Tours
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Wellsville,KS
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"Words Matter" Writing Workshop
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Topeka,KS
Pioneer Days at the Little Cabin
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
Day Out with Frank and Ella
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
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"Words Matter" Writing Workshop
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Topeka,KS
Pioneer Days at the Little Cabin
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
Day Out with Frank and Ella
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
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"Words Matter" Writing Workshop
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Topeka,KS
Pioneer Days at the Little Cabin
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
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Prairie Field Day
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Pleasanton,KS
Flag Day at Fort Osage
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Sibley,MO
Military Uniforms Display
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Oskaloosa,KS
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Dietrich Cabin Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
Military Uniforms Display
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Oskaloosa,KS
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Time Travelers Summer Children’s Program
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Shawnee,KS
Pioneer Days at the Little Cabin
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
Story Walk
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Butler,MO
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Freedom's Frontier Board of Trustee Meeting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
Pioneer Days at the Little Cabin
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
Day Out with Frank and Ella
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
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Field Trip-Monticello Community Historical Society
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Excelsior Springs,MO
Day Out with Frank and Ella
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM | Olathe,KS
Family Fun Nights
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Olathe,KS
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Free State, Free Spirits Exhibit Closing Party
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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1920s Mystery Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Shawnee,KS
Dietrich Cabin Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
Tonganoxie Historical Society Annual Picnic
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Tonganoxie,KS
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Day Out with Frank and Ella
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Walk Back in Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Butler,MO
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Day Out with Frank and Ella
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Family Fun Nights
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Equality For All: LGBT History at the Watkins
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Lawrence,KS
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African Americans in War
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Kansas,MO
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Mahaffie Dinner
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Olathe,KS
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Story Walk
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Butler,MO
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Day Out with Frank and Ella
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Mom & Kids Baking Class
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Butler,MO
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Day Out with Frank and Ella
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Family Fun Nights
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Olathe,KS
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Murder Mystery Dinner Party
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Butler,MO
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Family Fun Day
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Independence,MO
Rotary Freedom Festival
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM | Topeka,KS
Family Fun Day
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Independence,MO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • 6/25/2018 5:30:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Mahaffie Dinner

    Join us for a catered meal served in the 1865 stagecoach dining room by lantern light! Guests will arrive to the historic farmhouse by stagecoach and be welcomed by our historical interpreters in 1860s clothing. After dinner, visit with our farmers, and retire to the parlor for games, music and dessert....details >>

  • 6/26/2018 9:30:00 AM  |  Butler, MO

    Story Walk

    Kids bring your family and take a walk along our nature trails and stop to read a good book or poem - page by page, and then come to the Learning Center for a fun follow-up activity. June 12th & 26th, 9:30 - 10:30 am, It's looking at Nature July 10th & 24th, 9:30 - 10:30 am, It's Farming time August 7th &21st, 9:30- 10:30 am, Be a Pioneer...details >>

  • 6/27/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Day Out with Frank and Ella

    Wednesdays & Thursdays in June & July Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities and crafts! Scheduled Theme: Music & Arts: 1860s Style, 6/27 & 6/28...details >>

  • 6/27/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Butler, MO

    Mom & Kids Baking Class

    Moms, join your kids in a Baking Class. Kiss your fear of working with yeast goodbye and learn the secrets to moist, tender, homemade breads and rolls. Bake up easy and delicious desserts. And then eat all that you've cooked!...details >>

  • 6/27/2018 6:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Eviction in KC: Leveling the Foundation

    Numbers underscore the troubling prevalence of eviction in the Kansas City area. Nearly three of every 100 renters in Jackson County - a rate almost 20% higher than the national average - lost their homes in 2016. The issue revolves around the people whose lives are uprooted, single moms, schoolchildren, and others threatened with homelessness. The library and KCPT-Kansas City PBS look at their stories and begin a search for solutions. Also presented by the Black Community Fund....details >>

  • 6/27/2018 7:00:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Jammin’ on the Green with the Kansas City Ukesters

    The ukulele was one of the most popular musical instruments of the 1920s and every year the Kansas City Ukesters make it their business to enlighten us on the high merits of its sound. Annual concerts at the Museum’s Bandstand wouldn’t be complete without their refreshing renditions of popular music of the 20s. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic dinner! Light refreshments provided....details >>

  • 6/28/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Day Out with Frank and Ella

    Wednesdays & Thursdays in June & July Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities and crafts! Scheduled Theme: Music & Arts: 1860s Style, 6/27 & 6/28...details >>

  • 6/28/2018 6:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Family Fun Nights

    Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities! FREE admission (a small fee required for some activities). Stagecoach rides are $3/person ages 3 & up. 6/7-Hit the Trail!, 6/14-Construction: 1860s Style!, 6/21-Civil War, 6/28-Music & Art:1860s Style, 7/5-Independence Day, 7/12-Kansas Cowboys, 7/19-Food on the Farm, 7/26-Mad Scientists: 1860s Style!...details >>

  • 6/29/2018 5:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Final Friday at the Watkins: Rolling Revolution

    Roll on down to the Watkins for the official opening of our exhibit "Rolling Revolution: How Bicycles Changed Lawrence." Featuring refreshments, exhibit tours, and a kinetic craft with the Spencer Museum of Art!...details >>

  • 6/29/2018 6:30:00 PM  |  Butler, MO

    Murder Mystery Dinner Party

    Are you the Rustler, the Sheriff, the Banker, the Dance Hall Gal, the Schoolmarm, the Gambler, who? Or are you the killer???? It all takes place in the Red Door Saloon, aka unairconditioned Threshing Barn. Call 660-200-5620 for info and to reserve your part.Appetizers, Cash Bar, 3 course meal A Great Evening! $25/person Advance Registration Required....details >>

  • 6/30/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Independence, MO

    Family Fun Day

    Join the National Frontier Trails Museum for a day of FREE family fun! Learn about the historic western trails with hands-on activities for the whole family. Kids can pack their wagon for a journey on the Oregon Trail, take a wagon ride, watch a blacksmith demonstration, or visit a Civil War encampment. There will even be an old-time photo trailer. All outdoor activities are free to the public. Museum admission is also free to Independence residents. Food and beverage available for purchase....details >>

  • 6/30/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Independence, MO

    Family Fun Day

    Civil War Reenactments, Blacksmith Demonstrations, Gold Panning, Wagon Rides, Crafts and More! Free Outdoor Activities!...details >>

  • 6/30/2018 11:30:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Rotary Freedom Festival

    Join us for the March for Freedom (1.4 miles or 2.3 K), historical reenactments, military displays, children and family activities, a Pop-Up park on the Kaw, food vendors and live music on the stage on 5th by the Post Office. The evening concludes with a concert headlined by Kelley Hunt. You will need a ticket to get through the gate on Kansas Avenue at either fourth or sixth street. In case of rain, the event will be held at Agricultural Hall, Expocenter....details >>

  • 7/2/2018 9:00:00 AM  |  Bonner Springs, KS

    Summer of Oz: Wyandotte County Museum

    Come play in Dorothy's back yard in July and August, skip down the painted Yellow Brick Road and see beautiful planted poppies. Free admission. (Summer of Oz activities are in conjunction with the summer live theatre production of The Wizard of Oz at the Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre. For theatre ticket information, call 816-559-3846, or visit wizardofozkc.com.)...details >>

  • 7/5/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Day Out with Frank and Ella

    Wednesdays & Thursdays in June & July Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities and crafts! Scheduled Theme: Independence Day, 7/5...details >>

  • 7/5/2018 6:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Family Fun Nights

    Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities! FREE admission (a small fee required for some activities). Stagecoach rides are $3/person ages 3 & up. 6/7-Hit the Trail!, 6/14-Construction: 1860s Style!, 6/21-Civil War, 6/28-Music & Art:1860s Style, 7/5-Independence Day, 7/12-Kansas Cowboys, 7/19-Food on the Farm, 7/26-Mad Scientists: 1860s Style!...details >>

  • 7/8/2018 2:00:00 PM  |  Nevada, MO

    July Quarterly Meeting & Program

    Katy Railroad historian “Locomotive” Mike Landis will be the guest speaker at the July program. Mr. Landis will discuss the history of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas “Katy” Railroad, which was so fundamental to the development of Vernon County and the state of Missouri....details >>

  • 7/9/2018 5:30:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Mahaffie Dinner

    Join us for a catered meal served in the 1865 stagecoach dining room by lantern light! You ride to the historic farmhouse by stagecoach and are welcomed by our historical interpreters in 1860s clothing. After dinner, visit with our farmers, and retire to the parlor for games, music and dessert....details >>

  • 7/10/2018 9:30:00 AM  |  Butler, MO

    Story Walk

    Kids bring your family and take a walk along our nature trails and stop to read a good book or poem - page by page, and then come to the Learning Center for a fun follow-up activity. June 12th & 26th, 9:30 - 10:30 am, It's looking at Nature July 10th & 24th, 9:30 - 10:30 am, It's Farming time August 7th &21st, 9:30- 10:30 am, Be a Pioneer...details >>

  • 7/11/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Day Out with Frank and Ella

    Wednesdays & Thursdays in June & July Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities and crafts! Scheduled Themes: Kansas Cowboys: 7/11 & 7/12...details >>

  • 7/11/2018 7:00:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Speakeasy - The Culture of the 1920s Car

    Who knew that cars had culture? They do and did, especially in the 1920s. Sip a Prohibition cocktail and sample light, 1920s style hors d’oeuvres while Sherry Winkinhofer, Ford Model A owner and enthusiast as she tells us about all things car and cultural. Catch up on Shawnee Town’s car happenings as Shannon Hsu, Curator of Collections, fills us in on the museum’s progress with our Fisher Chevrolet dealership and Murphy Filling Station. You’re welcome to come in your best 1920s glad rags....details >>

  • 7/12/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Olathe, KS

    Day Out with Frank and Ella

    Wednesdays & Thursdays in June & July Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities and crafts! Scheduled Themes: Kansas Cowboys: 7/11 & 7/12...details >>

  • 7/12/2018 6:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Family Fun Nights

    Enjoy a different theme of history each week with lots of hands on activities! FREE admission (a small fee required for some activities). Stagecoach rides are $3/person ages 3 & up. 6/7-Hit the Trail!, 6/14-Construction: 1860s Style!, 6/21-Civil War, 6/28-Music & Art:1860s Style, 7/5-Independence Day, 7/12-Kansas Cowboys, 7/19-Food on the Farm, 7/26-Mad Scientists: 1860s Style!...details >>

  • 7/13/2018 6:30:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Museum After Hours: “Head ‘Em Up & Move ‘Em Out”, Jim Gray, director, National Drovers Hall of Fame

    Join us for a special program on the early days of ranching and trail driving. This work required stamina and determination. Drovers had little choice but to face the elements to deliver wild cattle to market. The thousand miles of the trail often meant facing every threat of nature: lightning, floods, hail, tornadoes, and stampeding cattle. Today's beef industry owes its beginnings to the men and women who were bold enough to "head 'em up and move 'em out."...details >>

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