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Issue 70, June 2014

Biplane, new Museum Store, and Amelia Earhart mannequin.

Gallery and Museum Store Opening

3 - 8 p.m. Thursday, July 10
Kansas Museum of History, Topeka

See what's new! Rediscover the Kansas Museum of History and find even more to love.

  • The Real People. Real Stories. gallery and the new Museum Store will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m.
  • Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Museum in its west Topeka location with free admission and behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum and State Archives collections.
  • Visit with Kansas Historical Society staff members and hear about archeology, historic preservation, state historic sites, the State Archives, and educational opportunities for children and adults.

The Museum is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka. For more information, call 785-272-8681.



Watercolor painting of American Indian man and three horses.Arthur Short Bull Art Exhibit at Kaw Mission State Historic Site

1 - 4 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday
June 11 - 14

Meet watercolor artist Arthur Short Bull as he leads a guided question-and-answer tour of his works. Short Bull is a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation.

Admission is $3 adults, $1 students. Kansas Historical Foundation members and children five and younger admitted free. Kaw Mission is located at 500 N. Mission Street, Council Grove. For more information, call 620-767-5410.



National Day of the Cowboy
Saturday, July 26, Kansas Museum of History
Family fun by day and dancing at night!

West Fest logo - cartoon cowboy with hat and big mustacheWest Fest
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Calling all cowboys at heart! West Fest is fun for the whole family! See miniature ponies and a mustang. Run the cowboy obstacle course and sing along at the campfire. Admission to the Museum is $8 adults, $6 students; children five and younger admitted free. Admission includes Museum exhibits, one free stagecoach ride and donkey cart ride, and cowboy songs with Kyler. Free hot dogs and chips 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. while supplies last. For a complete list of activities, visit kshs.org/18502.

A Night of Country logo - cartoon cowgirl with hatMuseum After Hours: A Night of Country
7 - 9:30 p.m.

Two-step on over to the Museum for fun, games, and country music. Learn the two-step, line and swing dances. Live music provided by Phantoms of the Opry. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Includes one drink ticket, cowboy caviar (snacks), dessert, and admission to the Museum. Must be age 21 or older. For ticket information, visit kshs.org/18535.



Kansas Historical Society Headlines

Sundown Film Festival returns to Kansas Historical Society, Topeka. June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12

Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site in Hanover will present a photography workshop for adults and children fourth grade and older. June 14

Red Rocks State Historic Site, home of the William Allen White family in Emporia, will host Sundays on the Porch. June 15, 22, 29

See the Kaw Inter-Tribal Pow Wow at Kaw Mission State Historic Site during Council Grove's annual Washunga Days. June 20 - 21

See the rider arrive and exchange the mochila with the new rider and horse as the annual Pony Express Re-ride passes through Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Hanover. June 20

Learn how to preserve historic properties with a Heritage Trust Fund grant. Attend a workshop June 23 in Hays or July 8 in Topeka.

Constitution Hall State Historic Site will participate in Historic Lecompton Territorial Days, a community-wide event. See pioneer skills demonstrations and tour the site. June 28

Archaeology in the Classroom, a workshop for teachers, will be presented at Greenbush Resource Center, Eudora. July 23 - 27

Learn how to care for collectibles at the Loving Your Stuff: Collectibles workshop, Topeka. August 7

Speaking of Quilts in the special exhibit gallery, Kansas Museum of History, Topeka. Through August 31

Kansas Historical Society calendar of events.


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