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Features talks, tours, demonstrations, and living history programs about Fort Scott’s role in the pivotal events of American History in the place where it happened! Visitors... details>>
Enjoy a patriotic evening at the Fort Leavenworth Salute to the Union and 4th of July Celebration. The event will begin at 3 p.m. on July 4 at Merritt Lake and fireworks... details>>
Kick off your Fourth of July weekend with a free celebration worthy of our ancestors: live music, oration, and a hearty breakfast, and a reading of the Declaration of... details>>
The Lecompton Re-enactors portray this dramatic Independence Day 1856 event on Kansas Avenue in front of the Free State Capitol in Topeka, Kansas. On this day, Army Colonel... 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 >>