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Candlelight Tour
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Lexington Historic Church Tours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Lexington,MO
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Candlelight Tour
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Fort Scott,KS
Grinter Breakfast with Santa and Craft Fair
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Kansas City,KS
Grinter Holiday with the Arts
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Kansas City,KS
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Help Civil War Soldiers Celebrate Christmas
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Lone Jack,MO
Red Rocks-White Christmas
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Emporia,KS
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Homeschool Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Topeka,KS
Homeschool Wednesday
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Topeka,KS
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Mahaffie Dinner
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Olathe,KS
Introduction to Genealogy
10:00 PM - 12:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
Selfies with Santa & Seaman the Dog
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Independence,MO
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Christmas Open House-Kaw Mission Councils
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Council Grove,KS
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Picturing Place: Photographing Lawrence
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Lawrence,KS
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • 12/1/2017 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 >>

  • 12/1/2017 5:30:00 PM  |  Lexington, MO

    Lexington Historic Church Tours

    If you are looking for something different to start the holiday season, Lexington is offering a rare opportunity to learn the stories behind five historic churches. Discover the origins of each church and see exquisite architectural details and craftsmanship along the tour. Join us as we share our history this holiday season. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Historic Churches Website or at the Tourism office the day of the event....details >>

  • 12/1/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Fort Scott, KS

    Candlelight Tour

    Witness several magical scenes from the 1840's to commemorate Fort Scott's 175th birthday. Call for tour times. One hour tours run every 15 minutes. Tickets go on sale November 1. Call 620-223-0310 for tour times and to purchase tickets....details >>

  • 12/2/2017 8:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, KS

    Grinter Breakfast with Santa and Craft Fair

    Santa joins us for breakfast, and photos with children. They can make a craft, and get a free goodie bag! We'll also have a craft fair. Shop our vendors for gifts for your family and friends....details >>

  • 12/2/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Tails & Traditions Holiday Festival

    This iconic winter favorite returns! Stop by the Watkins for prime horse parade-viewing spots, snacks, kids’ crafts and games, live holiday music, and a family photo station....details >>

  • 12/2/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, KS

    Quindaro Oral History

    Do you have a story to tell about Quindaro? Join us for an oral history day to record stories of this historic KCK neighborhood. Oral history interviews will assist with the efforts to elevate Quindaro Townsite to National Historic Landmark....details >>

  • 12/2/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, KS

    Grinter Holiday with the Arts

    Local artists and authors join us to celebrate the arts, and offer you a day of shopping, wine-tasting and refreshments, musical entertainment, first person reenactments, tours of the historic house and fun!...details >>

  • 12/2/2017 5:00:00 PM  |  Fort Scott, KS

    Candlelight Tour

    Witness several magical scenes from the 1840's to commemorate Fort Scott's 175th birthday. Call for tour times. One hour tours run every 15 minutes. Tickets go on sale November 1. Call 620-223-0310 for tour times and to purchase tickets....details >>

  • 12/3/2017 1:00:00 PM  |  Lone Jack, MO

    Help Civil War Soldiers Celebrate Christmas

    Visit with soldiers at the Lone Jack Civil War Museum. Anticipating Christmas, they gather around a campfire decorating a sorry looking Christmas tree with found objects to remind them of home. Sit with the soldiers as they teach you their favorite games while waiting for mail call and letters from wives and sweethearts. For many lonely soldiers, this may be the first time they are more than a few miles away from home and loved ones. No need to dress for winter weather as camp is set up inside....details >>

  • 12/3/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Emporia, KS

    Red Rocks-White Christmas

    While this site is outside of the boundaries of Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, freedom of the press is an enduring struggle for freedom. We encourage you to visit museums and historic sites, even those not in our heritage area. Join the fun for a White Christmas, 2 until 4 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, the home of the William Allen White family. The event will include refreshments and live music....details >>

  • 12/6/2017 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 >>

  • 12/6/2017 1:00:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Homeschool Wednesday

    Visit the Kansas Museum of History and join us for Home School 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 $6 per student, which includes Museum admission. Students younger than fourth grade may visit the Discovery Place during this time. Preregistration is required....details >>

  • 12/7/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Kansas Museum of History - Santa Claus Visit

    Merry Christmas! 2 – 7 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 Kansas Museum of History · Topeka Come take your picture with Santa Claus in our 1840s covered wagon! Enjoy free admission to the Museum. Plus, purchase wonderful Kansas made gifts at the Museum Store, while enjoying a 15 percent discount....details >>

  • 12/8/2017 6:30:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Museum After Hours - "Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Farmer"

    Join us for a special Museum After Hours program series, 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 8. 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. Retired Colonel Gary LaGrange will present "Bridging the Gap from Soldier to Farmer"...details >>

  • 12/9/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Republic, KS

    Holiday Open House-Pawnee Indian Museum

    Though this location is outside of the boundaries of Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, we do partner with the Kansas Historical Society. Visit Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site for the annual Holiday Open House. The Kansas Historical Society will provide free admission from 2 to 4 p.m. while the Friends of Pawnee Indian Museum provide refreshments. This is a great chance to check out the museum, shop the Museum Store, and visit with other friends of the museum....details >>

  • 12/9/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Independence, MO

    Selfies with Santa & Seaman the Dog

    Take a photo with Santa and Seaman the dog. Kids can dress up like Lewis and Clark and take a photo with "Seaman" the Newfoundland dog that accompanied them on their journey. There will also be free wagon rides and hands-on activities for the whole family! This is a FREE event. Event: 2:00-4:00 P.M. Wagon Rides: 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M....details >>

  • 12/9/2017 4:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Mahaffie Dinner

    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 >>

  • 12/9/2017 10:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Introduction to Genealogy

    Alisa and Richard Branham will "revise our popular introduction class to include more about Census and Vital Records, which are key starting points in your family history research. There will be plenty of homework for those who register at least a week in advance, and lots of useful handouts. Encourage your friends and family to enroll too!"...details >>

  • 12/10/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Council Grove, KS

    Christmas Open House-Kaw Mission Councils

    Join us for Christmas Open House at Kaw Mission State Historic Site. This program series recognizes the 196th anniversary of William Becknell's inaugural journey from Franklin, Missouri, to Santa Fe, Mexico. Becknell's trip opened at international trade route between Mexico and the United States. It made Council Grove an important rendezvous on the trail. Topics will focus on the Santa Fe Trail and include the history of the Kaw Nation, Kansas Territory, and the state....details >>

  • 12/12/2017 1:30:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Picturing Place: Photographing Lawrence

    Come celebrate the opening of a new exhibit of KU student photography focusing on local landmarks. Picturing Place is a University of Kansas First-Year Seminar collaboration between the Office of First-Year Experience and the Department of Design / School of Architecture and Design....details >>

  • 1/3/2018 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 >>

  • 1/3/2018 1:00:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Homeschool Wednesday

    Visit the Kansas Museum of History and join us for Home School 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 $6 per student, which includes Museum admission. Students younger than fourth grade may visit the Discovery Place during this time. Preregistration is required....details >>

  • 1/10/2018 1:00:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Homeschool Wednesday

    Join us for Home School Wednesdays, the first Wednesday of each month September through May, at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka. Primary sources, activities, learning, and discovery for fourth grade through high school. Today we'll be Celebrating the Chisholm Trail. Preregistration is requested; space is limited. 1 - 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018...details >>

  • 1/12/2018 6:30:00 PM  |  Topeka, KS

    Museum After Hours: Giant with Feet of Clay

    Join us for a special Museum After Hours program that's part of a series to 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. Richard Faulkner presents "Giant with Feet of Clay: The U.S. Army Enters Wor...details >>

  • 1/26/2018 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Kansas Day at Kansas Museum of History

    Kansas Day commemorates the admission of the state as the 34th in the Union on January 29, 1861. Schools mark the anniversary by learning more about their state's history. Enjoy performances and demonstrations of historic crafts and activities correlated to the Kansas History, Government, and Social Studies Standards (KHGSS). Find more information and a registration form. The Kansas Museum of History is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka. For more information call 785-272-8681. 9 a.m....details >>

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