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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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  • 8/17/2019 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 >>

  • 8/17/2019 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 >>

  • 8/17/2019 8:00:00 AM  |  Lawrence, KS

    Civil War on the Western Frontier

    Douglas County's largest annual heritage festival returns, including a full weekend of Watkins events. Featuring bus, walking, and bike tours of local historic sites, a living history encampment, period concert, and more. For scheduling and tickets, visit >>

  • 8/17/2019 8:15:00 AM

    Disorder on the Border Symposium

    Historians examine the conflict and casualties of one of the most divisive periods of American history. Topics include: Women on the Border, Slavery in Missouri, Bleeding Kansas, the Occupation in Civil War Missouri, Guerrillas as Combatants, and Orders Number 11. Presented by William Clarke Quantrill Society Missouri Partisan Rangers, Watkins Museum of History, and Freedom's Frontier. Search our calendar for Civil War on the Western Frontier events at Watkins Museum during the symposium....details >>

  • 8/17/2019 10:00:00 AM  |  Lone Jack, MO

    Area History Through the Ages: A Living History Weekend & Battle of Lone Jack 157th Anniversary

    Help us commemorate the valiant sacrifice of the men who fought this battle. The living history weekend showcases several different military time periods, as well as local historical sites, museums, and historical societies. On Saturday morning, there will be a memorial service for the soldiers - Union and Confederate - buried on the battlefield. Sunday morning at 11, there will be a Brush Arbor Church service on the grounds....details >>

  • 8/17/2019 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 >>

  • 8/17/2019 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 >>

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