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  • 8/18/2018 8:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Civil War on the Western Frontier: Events at the Watkins

    “One of our favorite annual history events.” — Lawrence Magazine Douglas County's largest heritage program returns with a series of great events at the Watkins. Featuring bus, walking, and cemetery tours, a keynote address, kids' activities, and Civil War music performed by Lawrence Opera Theatre! Tickets are now available and selling fast! Visit to register for ticketed events....details >>

  • 8/18/2018 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West, 1867-2017 Special Exhibit

    The Chisholm Trail fundamentally changed the American West, from the beginnings of the cattle industry to the birth of the American Cowboy. Learn about the founding fathers, Jesse Chisholm and Joseph McCoy. Discover how the cowboy became a folk hero through stories, songs, and film clips. A collaboration between Symphony in the Flint Hills and Flint Hills Design with major sponsorship from Lost Trail Soda....details >>

  • 8/18/2018 10:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    1920s Mystery Book Club

    August’s mystery - The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie. Colonel Bantry and his wife find the dead body of a young woman in their library. Fearing her husband will be the target of suspicion and gossip, Mrs. Bantry asks Miss Marple for her expert assistance in solving the crime. Cosponsored by Johnson County Library and Shawnee Town 1929. Recurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November....details >>

  • 8/18/2018 1:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Summer Whites: A Tradition (Special Exhibit at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House)

    White was the favorite and popular color for hot-weather dresses during the Victorian Era and at the turn of the century. Thin cotton lawn was the fabric of choice as it allowed the slightest breeze to pass through the entirely breathable, natural fabric. Because the white color reflects a certain amount of the sun's rays, the material acts as a physical shade, or UV protection. The intricate lace, trims, white works, and tiny buttons make these garments beautiful to look at, and beautiful to...details >>

  • 8/18/2018 3:30:00 PM  |  Lawrence, KS

    School of the Soldier: Civil War Kids' Activities

    A fun learning experience in which kids age 7-12 get a taste of life as Civil War soldiers! For tickets, visit >>

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