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  • 10/19/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City's Guadalupe Centers: A Century of Serving the Latino Community

    This yearlong exhibit chronicles the 100-year history of Kansas City’s Guadalupe Centers, Inc. – and by extension, the history of the city’s thriving Hispanic and Latino community. Founded in 1919, Guadalupe Centers is the longest continuously running Latino-serving organization in the country. On display through May 2020. View during regular library hours. Check the library's website for exact hours, and dates the library will be closed....details >>

  • 10/19/2019 12:00:00 AM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Two Exhibits: Out of the Toy Box; & Photographs by Maude Frink

    Out of the Toy Box: Franklin County at Play features more than 150 years of toys played with by Franklin County children. Photographer Spotlight: Maude Frink. Maude was celebrated for her work portraying children at play and in other natural settings. These exhibits will be on display through December 2019. Call or visit the Franklin County Historical Society website for exact days and hours the exhibits will be available for viewing....details >>

  • 10/19/2019 9:30:00 AM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Prairie Storytime

    Learn about early farm families and prairie life through stories and artifacts you can touch and feel during this family-friendly event. Part of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Commemorative Series, exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder's journey through Franklin County 125 years ago....details >>

  • 10/19/2019 10:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Genealogical Case Studies: Deep Analysis of Individuals and Families

    Richard and Alisa Branham will show 3-4 examples of how we have explored every aspect of an ancestor’s life through records and context, using this “deep dive” strategy to more fully understand and write their life story. Handouts will include checklists and examples, particularly useful for breaking down brick walls. Registration is $15. To register, visit watkinsmuseum.org/events/gen19/...details >>

  • 10/19/2019 12:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    The Native American in Art

    The works of Karen White, from Kansas City, Kansas, tell stories, illuminate history, and depict emotions that capture a moment in time using monochrome and vibrant colors. Her art includes canvas, paper, walls, pavement, and children's book illustration. She works in pastel, watercolor, white chalk, oil, and graphite pencil. Karen was selected to create a portrait drawing of internationally acclaimed Jazz pianist Jay McShann. This exhibition features her art of Native Americans....details >>

  • 10/19/2019 12:15:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Paranormal Investigations

    Have you ever wanted to hunt for your own ghosts, just like your favorite paranormal show? Now is your chance to explore the Wornall House (6115 Wornall Rd.) after hours with professional paranormal investigators. Investigators will familiarize you with the Wornall House history, the spirits said to remain, and ghost hunting gear to help you do your own investigation....details >>

  • 10/19/2019 3:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Dietrich Cabin Open House

    Built by Catherine and Jacob Dietrich near Princeton, Kansas, in 1859, Dietrich Cabin is now a museum in Ottawa's City Park. Discover what life was like in 19th Century Franklin County! Kids are always welcome, and admission is free (though donations are appreciated)....details >>

  • 10/19/2019 3:00:00 PM  |  Ottawa, KS

    Dietrich Cabin Open House

    Discover what life was like for Catherine and Jacob Dietrich when they built their log cabin along the Humboldt Trail in Franklin County in the 1850s. Admission to the 1859 Dietrich Cabin is free and children are always welcome. Donations are appreciated. THIS IS THE LAST WEEKEND THE CABIN WILL BE OPEN IN 2019....details >>

  • 10/19/2019 6:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Wornalll Ghost Tours

    John Wornall’s wife Eliza saw the construction of the Wornall House, witnessed its use as a field hospital during the Battle of Westport, suffered the deaths of her father and five of her children, and watched her city, country and home be torn apart during the Civil War. Dying shortly after the war, her spirit lives on in the Wornall House as one of the most commonly seen unearthly residents of the museum....details >>

  • 10/19/2019 10:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Paranormal Investigations

    Have you ever wanted to hunt for your own ghosts, just like your favorite paranormal show? Now is your chance to explore the Wornall House (6115 Wornall Rd.) after hours with professional paranormal investigators. Investigators will familiarize you with the Wornall House history, the spirits said to remain, and ghost hunting gear to help you do your own investigation....details >>

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