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Gary Kremer will be discussing his new book, Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri. Kremer, Director of State Historical Society of Missouri, has... details>>
In 1863, on the cusp of one of the most remarkable battlefield victories in American military history, Gen. Robert E. Lee rode to Chancellorsville, Virginia, amid the cheers... details>>
Get ready for baseball season with a fun event celebrating baseball history! You may have heard of the Kansas City Monarchs, one of the most revered teams of the Negro... details>>
Please join us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, short speeches honoring the generous donors and volunteers, the first tours of the museum and its exhibits, and refreshments.... details>>
Come one! Come all!
To an 1850s Kansas Territorial Town Hall political meeting. Members of the Lecompton Reenactors acting troupe will present the play Bleeding Kansas... 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 >>