Issue 68, February 2014
Kansas Museum of History
7 - 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6
Join us for an evening of fun, games, music, and dancing that Daisy and Nick would enjoy. Learn the Charleston and Lindy Hop dances to the tunes of a live jazz band. Play Yahtzee, group crossword puzzles, and yoyos, all popularized in the 1920s. See a display of party gowns from the era.
Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Includes one drink ticket, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and admission to the Museum. Purchase tickets through our online store, in the Museum Store, the Capitol Store, or call 785-272-8681, ext. 415. A bar will be onsite; must be 21 years or older. The Kansas Museum of History is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka.
Kaw Councils 2014 Series: American Indians of Kansas
- March 23 - Indian Peoples, Trade, and Ecological Change on the Great Plains, 1780 - 1870
- April 6 - Excavations at Fool Chief's Village
- April 27 - Defeat of the Plains Indians in Kansas
- May 4 - Products of the First Kansans
- June 1 - The Darkest Period: The Kanza Indians and Their Last Homeland, 1846 - 1873
Admission is $3 adults, $1 students. For more information, call 620-767-5410.
The Kansas Historical Foundation offers two different grants for research. The Alfred M. Landon Historical Research Grants are presented annually in June to graduate students for academic research, for the amount of $1,000. The Edward N. Tihen Historical Research Grants are presented annually in June to non-academic researchers for research in the collections of the Historical Society, for the amount of $500.
The Kansas Historical Foundation offers a paid internship position each year. The John Ripley Internship is a full-time position (40 hours per week) for eight weeks during the summer. Interns will receive a $2,500 stipend.
Kansas Historical Society Headlines
Bleeding Kansas 2014 Series discusses political issues in Kansas Territory and the early years of statehood. Constitution Hall State Historic Site, Lecompton. February 16 and 23
Red Rocks State Historic Site hosts Sundays on the Porch. Emporia. February 16 and 23
Following the Parker Trail chronicles the travels of Cynthia Ann Parker's family before she was taken captive by the Comanche in 1836. Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site, Republic. February 27
Reenactors portray Kansans from the Bleeding Kansas era as they passionately debate the slavery issue in Bleeding Kansas Characters. Constitution Hall State Historic Site, Lecompton. March 2, April 6
Gary Hicks portrays Alexander Majors, co-founder of the Pony Express, at the next Saturdays by the Grinter Stove. Grinter Place State Historic Site, Kansas City. March 8
See a quilting demonstration by the Kansas Capitol Quilters Guild at National Quilt Day. Kansas Museum of History, Topeka. March 15
Speaking of Quilts in the special exhibit gallery, Kansas Museum of History, Topeka. Through August 31
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For more history in Kansas, visit the Tourism Division of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism.
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