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Join us each "Final Friday" as we invite the public to enjoy a few hours of period music, entertainers, speakers, and exhibits on display. Freedom's Frontier will be hosting... details>>
This special exhibit is now on display at the museum through Dec. 13, 2014, when the museum closes for the winter. Museum admission: $3-$5; children under 12 and Friends... details>>
In 1864, The John Wornall House was a field hospital for Union and Confederate wounded. To commemorate the Battle of Westport sesquicentennial, the museum will have Wornall... details>>
Fall is here and the cooler temperatures are great for hiking. Enjoy a guided hike to see the bison. Don't forget your cameras! Be prepared for a two-mile hike over uneven... 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 >>