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   May 2020   
Watkins Tiny Tours
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM | Lawrence,KS
Making Birdhouses
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Shawnee,KS
Chair Caning Demonstration
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Shawnee,KS
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  • 7/11/2019 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 >>

  • 7/11/2019 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 >>

  • 7/11/2019 10:00:00 AM  |  Sibley, MO

    FFNHA Partnership Meeting (Topic: Education)

    Freedom's Frontier staff, members of the Board of Trustees, Partners representing historic sites, historical societies, museums, libraries and archives, trails associations, tourism bureaus, and other history- and tourism-related organizations and businesses meet on the second Thursday of odd-numbered months. Meetings include updates on FFNHA projects, networking, and often guest speakers, and planning sessions. A catered lunch is available, or bring a brown bag. Attend all or part of the day....details >>

  • 7/11/2019 10:00:00 AM  |  Shawnee, KS

    Time Travelers

    Experience a 1920s Summer! Welcome to Time Travelers living history program! Step back in time to the “Roaring Twenties” and experience what it was like to live on a Kansas truck farm or in a small rural community. Dance the Charleston in the farmhouse, churn butter or ice cream by hand, pick veggies from our heirloom garden, bring your dolly or teddy bear for a “bob” in the barbershop, and shop for birthday party supplies in the grocery store. Special activities each day!...details >>

  • 7/11/2019 12:00:00 PM  |  Manhattan, KS

    Dream With Da Vinci

    Da Vinci was a dreamer and an inventor. Math, science and art are highlighted in this interactive, hands-on exhibit. Catapults, parachutes, and a hang glider are some of the inventions guests will find. Guests can add their own creativity and ideas, explore engineering and flight, and see how Da Vinci’s inventions contributed to modern technology. The exhibit created by Curious Kids' Museum encourages creativity and exploration with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and math)....details >>

  • 7/11/2019 6:00:00 PM  |  Olathe, KS

    Independence Day: 1860s Style!

    Independence Day at Mahaffie was the biggest holiday of the year. Activities included: speeches, reading the Declaration of Independence, and celebrating. Activities at our events may include: patriotic songs, a cannon firing, stagecoach rides, Mahaffie tours, blacksmith and cooking demonstrations, games, concessions for purchase, music from the Olathe Civic Band and the Gum Springs Serenaders, 1860s-style fireworks (these are not fired into the air). See website for activities on each day....details >>

  • 7/11/2019 6:30:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Remembering Emmett Till

    The University of Kansas’ Dave Tell discusses his new book Remembering Emmett Till, which looks at the conflicted backstory of a growing array of memorials recalling the grisly 1955 murder of Emmett Till. Turns out there’s money to be made in luring civil rights tourists. Politics play a role. And persistent vandalism of the signs and monuments betrays enduring racism. Use link provided to RSVP....details >>

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