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Storytelling at Trailside Center
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Music in the Park
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM | Lee’s Summit,MO
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Water Ways Exhibit at Eudora Community Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibition
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
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Ambassador's Monday--The Buffalo Soldiers
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Raytown,MO
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Eudora and the Civil War
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Eudora,KS
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Music in the Park
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM | Lee’s Summit,MO
Oak Hill Cemetery Tour
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM | Lawrence,KS
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1920's Book Club at the Farmhouse
10:00 PM - 11:30 AM | Shawnee,KS
Genealogy and History Fair
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Manhattan,KS
Crosby Kemper Award Presentation and Festivities
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Kansas City,MO
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Total Eclipse of the Battlefield
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM | Lexington,MO
SOLAR ECLIPSE WEEKEND AUG 19-20-21-2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Richmond,MO
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Babe Ruth's Baseball
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Shawnee,KS
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Music in the Park
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM | Lee’s Summit,MO
 
 
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  • 8/19/2017 8:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Civil War on the Western Frontier: Events at the Watkins

    As part of Civil War on the Western Frontier, the Watkins offers an exciting day of bus and walking tours, living history presentations, Civil War-era folk music, kids’ programming, and a keynote address by Robert K. Sutton, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service. For scheduling and tickets visit watkinsmuseum.org/cwwf.php....details >>

  • 8/19/2017 8:30:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Quantrill’s Raid and the Civil War

    Quantrill’s Raid and the Civil War – defining moments in the history of Lawrence – are commemorated at the Watkins Museum of History with: walking tours, bus tours, a "School for Soldiers" with children's activities, live music, presentations and living history reenactors, Quantrill’s Raid Victims Memorial Service and Historian Keynote Address at 10 a.m., a special museum tour of Quantrill's Raid artifacts, and more. Our calendar lists more Ciivl War on the Western Frontier events this week....details >>

  • 8/19/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Manhattan, KS

    Genealogy and History Fair

    Classes, Exhibits, Information Tables, Everyone welcome to attend this event which explores the history and people of Riley County. Learn about how to research your own family's history and how you can get involved with the keeping of records....details >>

  • 8/19/2017 10:00:00 AM  |  Richmond, MO

    SOLAR ECLIPSE WEEKEND AUG 19-20-21-2017

    The Museum is stepping back in time for the Aug 21 Solar Eclipse . Sat( 10am to 4pm ) ... Saturday night a ghost adventure with PRI. ( 8pm to midnight ) $25 per person. need to reserve in advance. Sunday 1pm to 4pm. It will be a living history day with reenactors visiting 1867 when James Gang robbed our bank. Monday- Solar Eclispse party ( food and ice for sale )...details >>

  • 8/19/2017 11:00:00 AM  |  Eudora, KS

    Eudora and the Civil War

    The Eudora Community Museum’s exhibit explores Eudora and the Civil War. If you are participating in this week's Civil War on the Western Frontier activities in Douglas County, Kansas, and would like to schedule a tour, call or email. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m-5 p.m. To schedule a tour, call or email...details >>

  • 8/19/2017 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....details >>

  • 8/19/2017 1:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    School of the Soldier: Civil War Kids' Activities

    Our unique and popular Civil War program for kids returns as part of Civil War on the Western Frontier! This year's School of the Soldier is expanded to 90 minutes of fun and educational activities in which kids age 7-12 will get to experience Civil War soldier life. During the Civil War, recruits did a training program called the School of the Soldier. On Saturday, August 19, kids can take part in an enlistment ceremony, learn how to march, and go on a scouting mission....details >>

  • 8/19/2017 2:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Crosby Kemper Award Presentation and Festivities

    The Westport Historical Society and R. Crosby Kemper III are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2017 R.CROSBY KEMPER III Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation, known as THE CROSBY, is the Union Cemetery Historical Society. The presentation of the award will take place during festivities at Union Cemetery, 227 E 28 Terrace, Kansas City, MO, on Saturday, August 19 at 2:00pm. The public is invited to attend the festivities. More details will follow at www.westporthistorical.com...details >>

  • 8/19/2017 3:00:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Underground Railroad Bus Tour

    Part of Civil War on the Western Frontier at the Watkins Museum of History. Tour guide Judy Sweets takes us to two of the last remaining Underground Railroad-associated structures in Lawrence, the Grover Barn and the Miller House. We'll hear other stories of the Underground Railroad as well. Tour tickets are $25 and going fast! Visit www.watkinsmuseum.org/cwwf.php or call (785) 841-4109 for tickets....details >>

  • 8/19/2017 8:00:00 PM  |  Richmond, MO

    SOLAR ECLIPSE WEEKEND AUG 19-20-21-2017

    The Museum is stepping back in time for the Aug 21 Solar Eclipse . Sat( 10am to 4pm ) ... Saturday night a ghost adventure with PRI. ( 8pm to midnight ) $25 per person. need to reserve in advance. Sunday 1pm to 4pm. It will be a living history day with reenactors visiting 1867 when James Gang robbed our bank. Monday- Solar Eclispse party ( food and ice for sale )...details >>

  • 8/19/2017 10:00:00 PM  |  Shawnee, KS

    1920's Book Club at the Farmhouse

    Reservations Required...details >>

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