Issue 64, June 2013
National Day of the Cowboy - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Join us for a fun family adventure as we commemorate Kansas cowboys at the Kansas Historical Society. Be watching for more information about this special family day. The Historical Society is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka.
Furnishing Kansas at Kansas Museum of History - This special exhibit offers a rare opportunity to view furniture that witnessed history from Kansas Territory to the recent past, including products from a Leavenworth furniture factory established in 1856 and the desk and chair used by Kansas native Ed Asner on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The Museum is located in Topeka. Exhibit runs through September 22.
At Our Historic Sites
Victorian Tea at Hollenberg Pony Express Station - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8 - Play parlor games and enjoy a cup of tea. Men and women of all ages are welcome. Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site is located in Hanover.
Governor's Day Celebration at First Territorial Capitol - Join us 1 - 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15 to commemorate the June 1855 arrival of Andrew Reeder, the first territorial governor of Kansas. Activities include period music performances and historical reenactments. First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site is located in Fort Riley.
Washunga Days and Kaw Inter-tribal Pow Wow at Kaw Mission - Friday - Saturday, June 21 - 22. Join us for the Pow Wow Friday and Saturday evening. Saturday afternoon activities include dulcimer and Native American flute performances. Kaw Mission State Historic Site is located in Council Grove.
Constitution Hall and Historic Lecompton Territorial Days - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Activities include guided tours of the site, pioneer skills demonstrations, and performances of the play Bleeding Kansas by the Lecompton Reenactors. Constitution Hall State Historic Site is located in Lecompton. Historic Lecompton Territorial Days is a community-wide event.
John Brown Jamboree and Music Festival - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Tour the site with Mary Buster, great-great-granddaughter of Florella Brown Adair, the half-sister of John Brown. Learn about the daily lives of Civil War soldiers with reenactors from the 65th Enrolled Missouri Militia encampment. John Brown Museum State Historic Site is located in Osawatomie. John Brown Jamboree and Music Festival is a community-wide event.
Photography Workshop at Hollenberg Pony Express Station - Saturday, June 22. 10 a.m. - learn about 19th century photographer Alexander Gardner. 1 p.m. - bring a digital camera and make a stereo (or 3D) photograph. Appropriate for ages 13 and older. Reservations required. Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site is located in Hanover.
Red Rocks Hosts High Tea - 2 - 3 p.m. Friday, June 28. Tea will be served with treats and etiquette lessons. Tour Red Rocks and hear about the women of the William Allen White family. Admission is $20. Reservations required. Red Rocks State Historic Site is located in Emporia.
Newspaper Camp at Red Rocks - Discover how children from the past helped sell newspapers 10 a.m. Friday, July 12. Build your "newsie" skills through fun activities like paper folding relays and games. Participation fee is $10. Reservations required. Red Rocks State Historic Site is located in Emporia.
Puppet Show at Shawnee Indian Mission - Join us for Lewis & Clark: A Dog's Eye View 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13. The show features Seaman, the dog that accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition to the Pacific Ocean. Suitable for children age five and older. Reservations required. Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site is located in Fairway.
Historic Preservation Office
Window Workshops and Preserving Kansas Summer Institute in Highland
- June 16 - 18, 20 - 22: Craftsman and educator Bob Yapp will present historic window preservation and weatherization workshops. Each workshop is limited to 18 participants and a fee is required. June 19 - Preserving Kansas Summer Institute. Kansas State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) staff and guest speakers will present information about preservation topics and programs. No registration required and admission is free. For more information about the workshop and institute, visit kshs.org/14644.
Kansas Preservation - The current issue features Black Jack Battlefield, the Strawberry Hill neighborhood in Kansas City, and the annual Kansas Archeology Training Program field school at the Billy Dixon Trading Post south of Hays.
Kansas Historical Foundation News
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Reflections - The Spring 2013 issue includes stories about Cyrus K. Holliday’s 1854 diary, Abernathy Brothers Furniture, and Valley Falls photographer Alice Gardiner Sennrich.
Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains – The Spring 2013 issue features stories about the Union Army's First Indian Home Guards, three 19th-century iconic Kansas artworks, and African American lawyer Elisha Scott of Topeka.
June 7, 14, 21 - Red Rocks - Picnics at the Site
June 9, 16, 23 - Red Rocks - Sundays on the Porch
June 18 - Hollenberg Pony Express Station - Pony Express Reride
July 20 - 21 - John Brown Museum - Civil War Militia Encampment
June 27, July 16 - Heritage Trust Fund Grant Workshops
Through June 30 - Kansas Museum of History - Formerly Known as Treece
Through September 30 - Pawnee Indian Museum - Edward S. Curtis Photographs: a Sacred Legacy
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