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Learn from descendants of native and emigrant tribes who have lived in the 41 Kansas and Missouri counties in Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. Enjoy a day filled... details>>
Have you ever wondered what life was like during the Civil War?
Join us for a progressive series of programs that will take you through life before, during, & after the... details>>
Sunday October 5, 2:00-3:00
Learn about the Battle of Westport from noted writer, Darryl Levings, author of Saddle the Pale Horse: A Novel of the Invasion of Missouri. details>>
Learn more about early Olathe history by meeting some of the characters resting in the historic Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Please park at Northview Elementary School where a... details>>
3/21/2013 10:00:00 AM | Olathe, KS
Spring Break Living History
Enjoy spring activities on the farm. Visit the blacksmith, see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's cookstove and play old-fashioned outdoor games. Stagecoach rides will be offered, weather and ground conditions permitting.
$6 adults/$4 ages 5-11. $1 off for Olathe residents....details >>
3/21/2013 7:00:00 PM | Leavenworth, KS
You Can't Get There from Here: Riverboats, Railroads, and the Development of the West
This presentation explores the crucial role that steam-powered transportation played in the opening of the American west. First the steamboat, and then the steam-powered locomotive, made possible the exploitation of the Great Plains. Each left a mark on the American cultural landscape that remains to this day.
Presenter, Christopher R. Gabel earned his PhD from Ohio State in 1981 and has been on the faculty of the Command and General Staff College since 1983....details >>