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Homeschool Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Topeka,KS
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Lawbreakers for the Common Good
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Oskaloosa,KS
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Ambassador's Monday
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Raytown,MO
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NovemBEER at the Watkins
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
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Boots & Pearls Barn Dance
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Padded Hanger Workshop for Museum Staff
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Lecompton,KS
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Museum After Hours-The Great War in the Air
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Topeka,KS
"The Epidemic" Showing at Brown v Board
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Topeka,KS
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Mahaffie Dinners
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Olathe,KS
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Holiday Lighting Ceremony
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Christmas Candlelight Tour
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Kansas City,MO
2017 Annual Christmas CandlelightTour
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Kansas City,MO
1860s Living History
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | OLATHE,KS
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Christmas Candlelight Tour
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Kansas City,MO
2017 Annual Christmas CandlelightTour
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Exploring the Nooks & Crannies of Kansas
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Tonganoxie,KS
Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Tonganoxie,KS
 
 
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  • 11/1/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Homeschool Wednesday

    Visit the Kansas Museum of History and join us for Homeschool Wednesdays, the first Wednesday of each month, September through May. Discover a new topic each month! Fourth grade through high school students can learn and explore primary and secondary sources with activities related to each topic. Cost is $5 per student, which includes Museum admission. Students younger than fourth grade may visit the Discovery Place during this time. Preregistration is required....details >>

  • 11/4/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Preparing for Winter and the Holidays: An Intergenerational Sharing and Celebration

    Registration Required...details >>

  • 11/4/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, KS

    Grinter Chili Dinner

    Take a tour of the historic house, enjoy a fall chili dinner. There will be music, and a ceremony recognizing veterans. We'll also have a silent auction....details >>

  • 11/5/2017 4:00:00 PM  |  Oskaloosa, KS

    Lawbreakers for the Common Good

    "In the mid-1800s, some Kansans defied federal, state, and territorial laws in pursuit of a common goal: liberty for all. This presentation explores true accounts of little-known operatives who worked illegally on the Underground Railroad in Kansas. Risking fearful penalties for their underground involvement, these men, women, and children--both black and white--offer us examples of what is possible for justice-seekers working together....details >>

  • 11/6/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Raytown, MO

    Ambassador's Monday

    Join us for a presentation by Mo Dickens, Director of the Belger Arts Center in Kansas City, MO. Learn about the excitement occurring in the Crossroads District of KCMO....details >>

  • 11/6/2017 1:30:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    How to Write a Successful National Register Nomination or State Nomination

    • Guest presenter, Amanda Loughlin, National Register Coordinator for the State of Kansas, will provide insights into how to research and complete the nomination forms. • The workshop may be of interest to those who own historic homes or business buildings or those who have interest in having a church or historic site placed on the state or national register. • Buildings on the state or national register may be eligible for state tax credits....details >>

  • 11/8/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    NovemBEER at the Watkins

    Join us for a unique evening of German-American beer, food, and history! Along with beer from Free State Brewing Co., we'll have delicious German food from Hank Charcuterie and Great Harvest Bread Company, a talk by Free State master brewer Jeff Jensen, and a tour of our new German-American history exhibit....details >>

  • 11/10/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Boots & Pearls Barn Dance

    Boots, pearls, wine, beer, food, dancing, and more! Put on your “western best” and join us for an evening full of fun and surprises. This fundraising event will include a social hour, live music, square dancing, a gourmet s’mores bar, and a wine toss. Don’t know how to square dance? No worries, we will be offering on-the-spot lessons for all attendees....details >>

  • 11/11/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Fort Scott, KS

    Salute to Veterans: Veteran’s Day 1800’s Grand Ball

    Doors open at 6pm. A salute to all veterans begins promptly at 7 PM.This will be followed by the Grand March to lead off the evening of dancing.1800’s Period Music will be selected from the best CD’s available. Veterans in Uniform will be admitted Free!Dress: 1800’s Period Dress Highly Encouraged OR Semi-Formal Party Wear.Gloves are required and will be available. Long trains, spike heels, hobnails/heel-plates, spurs/swords/side-arms, pipes/cigars/chewing tobacco & liquor prohibited....details >>

  • 11/13/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Lecompton, KS

    Padded Hanger Workshop for Museum Staff

    Need to refine your knowledge on caring for textiles? Want to learn how to make padded hangers for your historical clothing collection? The Lecompton Historical Society is presenting a workshop on how to make padded hangers as part of grant project with the Kansas Humanities Council Hurry! Spots are filling fast! Call 785-887-6148. Limited to 10 people....details >>

  • 11/17/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    "The Epidemic" Showing at Brown v Board

    Join us on November 17th at 6-8pm at Brown v Board Historic Site for a screening of "The Epidemic", a documentary developed as a part of the "America Divided Series". The film explores how real of an issue drug and alcohol abuse, overdosing and deaths have become. This free community event will serve as a call to action for building positive change and solutions, be sure to stay for the concluding panel discussion!...details >>

  • 11/17/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Museum After Hours-The Great War in the Air

    oin us for a special Museum After Hours program series, 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 17. The programs complement the Kansas Museum of History's special exhibit, Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes, and are held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of World War I. The Museum will be open until 6:30 p.m., admission is half price after 5 p.m. The Museum Store will also be open until 6:30 p.m. Dr. John Curatola presents "The Great War in the Air" Aviation grew in importa...details >>

  • 11/18/2017 4:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Mahaffie Dinners

    This is your opportunity to enjoy a hearty meal in the stagecoach stop dining room with your friends and family! You will be brought to the historic farmhouse by stagecoach and welcomed by our historical interpreters in 1860s clothing. Enjoy a hearty meal of stewed beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, breads and winter preserves. After dinner, visit the animals with our farmers and retire to the parlor for games and dessert....details >>

  • 11/21/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Holiday Lighting Ceremony

    Join us at the 18th and Vine District's Holiday Lighting Ceremony! There will be Holiday Music, Live Band, KC Boys and Girls Choir, Live broadcast from KPRS Hot 103.3 JAMZ, Pictures with Santa and Hot Cocoa and Cider. Hosted by Councilman Jermaine Reed. Also Join in the Turkey Tuesday Activities Nov. 21-22, MO vs Ks Turkey Drive, yoga, food trucks, movies and video game tournament....details >>

  • 11/24/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Black Friday at the Watkins

    Drop by the Watkins for homemade gift shopping, plus free hot chocolate and building tours! Tours at 11, 12, 1, and 2....details >>

  • 11/24/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  OLATHE, KS

    1860s Living History

    Take a stagecoach ride (weather and ground conditions permitting) Visit the Mahaffie House See cookstove and blacksmith demonstrations Visit the exhibits in the Heritage Center and Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn Shop for those unique holiday gifts in the Mahaffie Market located in the Heritage Center All activities included with regular site admission: $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $2/off admission...details >>

  • 11/24/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Christmas Candlelight Tour

    Tours start every 15 minutes beginning at 6:00pm, with the last tour at 8:30pm. This year's theme is A PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS. As guests enter the Mansion House, they will be transported to Christmas Eve 1860, with reenactors portraying the Harris family and friends from the Westport community. Guest are welcome to converse with the Harris Family. The celebration will include period correct scenarios in each room of the mansion, frontier Christmas decorations, carols, stories, music and dance!...details >>

  • 11/24/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    2017 Annual Christmas CandlelightTour

    This year's theme is A PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS. Visit with Col. John and Henrietta Harris at their home on Christmas Eve, 1860, as they welcome friends and family from far and near. Enjoy final holiday preparations, celebrate a Christmas holiday on the frontier, and wish Col. Harris a happy 65th birthday. Tours start every 15 minutes, with the last tour at 8:30pm....details >>

  • 11/25/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Christmas Candlelight Tour

    Tours start every 15 minutes beginning at 6:00pm, with the last tour at 8:30pm. This year's theme is A PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS. As guests enter the Mansion House, they will be transported to Christmas Eve 1860, with reenactors portraying the Harris family and friends from the Westport community. Guest are welcome to converse with the Harris Family. The celebration will include period correct scenarios in each room of the mansion, frontier Christmas decorations, carols, stories, music and dance!...details >>

  • 11/25/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    2017 Annual Christmas CandlelightTour

    This year's theme is A PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS. Visit with Col. John and Henrietta Harris at their home on Christmas Eve, 1860, as they welcome friends and family from far and near. Enjoy final holiday preparations, celebrate a Christmas holiday on the frontier, and wish Col. Harris a happy 65th birthday. Tours start every 15 minutes, with the last tour at 8:30pm....details >>

  • 11/28/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year. This exhibit will not be open on Thursday, November 23, but the Watkins wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Day!...details >>

  • 11/28/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Tonganoxie, KS

    Exploring the Nooks & Crannies of Kansas

    Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe of the Kansas Sampler Foundation spent four years going to every one of the 626 incorporated cities in Kansas. The result is The Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers. “We will take the audience on a fun picture journey throughout the state sharing road trip ideas and telling stories about our adventures. From restaurant suggestions to art, architecture, history, geography and more, we’ll give you a sampling of what to see in Kansas and share tips on how to explore.“...details >>

  • 11/28/2017 7:00:00 PM  |  Tonganoxie, KS

    Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail

    Leo Oliva, a historian with a research focus on 19th-century Kansas, will present "Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail." Leo will discuss the four women whose writings left us a vivid set of stories. “Women who traveled the Santa Fe Trail provide a different perspective than men, with more intimate details about the environment, other travelers, and their own feelings,” Oliva says. The program is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council....details >>

  • 11/29/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year. This exhibit will not be open on Thursday, November 23, but the Watkins wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Day!...details >>

  • 11/30/2017 12:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Hidden Treasures: Staff Favorites from the Watkins Collections

    See the new exhibiting highlighting favorite artifacts and their fascinating stories. On view through the end of the year. This exhibit will not be open on Thursday, November 23, but the Watkins wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Day!...details >>

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