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Issue 76, August 2015

Taste of Wyandotte County

September 25 - 26

Collage of things to see on Taste of Wyandotte County bus tour.

Join the Kansas Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Foundation for an exciting road trip to explore the sites and foods of Wyandotte County! Our popular Taste of Wyandotte County bus trip opens doors and takes you behind the scenes to provide a memorable experience!

See Strawberry Hill through the eyes of artist of Marijana Grisnik. Let NedRa Bond's quilt tell the story of Quindaro. View the Anthology of Argentine mural with a local historian. This is just a sample--or taste--of the many unique opportunities available on the tour. Plus the food! Enjoy Kansas City barbeque, povitica, Mexican cuisine, and a Croatian dinner. The tour requires minimal to moderate walking with alternatives for those who have difficulties with stairs.

The tour begins and ends in Kansas City, Kansas. Registration includes all meals, local transportation, tour guides, and performances. Hotel accommodations and transportation to and from Kansas City are the responsibility of the participants. For details and registration information, visit kshs.org/18914 or call 785-272-8681, ext. 263; membership@kshs.org.


Mine Creek pioneer skills demonstration.Heritage Days

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. September 12
Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site, Pleasanton

See how life was lived at the time of the Civil War. Artisans will demonstrate period skills.

  • Blacksmith
  • Leather crafts
  • Wood carver
  • Spinning wool
  • Rope making
  • Broom making
  • Tanning animal hides
  • Outdoor Dutch oven cooking

Visitors can see Civil War infantry and cannon demonstrations. Activities for children will be available. The documentary The Lost Battle of the Civil War: Battle of Mine Creek will be presented in the visitor center. Food available for purchase provided by Miami R1 School District. For more information, call 913-352-8890 or visit kshs.org/19191.


Woman cooking at stove.Kansas Cooking: Making Molé

2 - 4 p.m. October 18
Kansas Historical Society, Topeka

Learn to make the perfect molé in this class taught by Chef Gonzalo Sánchez from Pepe and Chela's Mexican Restaurant. Participants will prepare and cook their own traditional Día de los Muertos molé sauce.

Space is limited, so register soon. Bring a friend at no extra charge. The fee for up to two people is $63 for Kansas Historical Foundation members; $70 for nonmembers. Reservations required. Register online or call 785-272-8681, ext. 425

Presented in cooperation with the Tonantzin Society of Topeka. 


Kansas Historical Society Headlines

Sundown Film Festival presents Gone With the Wind, Kansas Historical Society, Topeka. August 14

Annual Pony Express Festival at Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, Hanover. August 30

Special exhibit Strong Hearts: The Henry Strong Family of Riley County at Goodnow House State Historic Site, Manhattan. September 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Petroglyphs featured in special exhibit Rock Art from Our Prehistoric and Historic Past, Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site, Republic. September 1, 2015 - April 2016

Sundays on the Porch series returns to Red Rocks State Historic Site, Emporia. September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4

Fun and history at Freedom Festival, John Brown Museum State Historic Site, Osawatomie. September 19 - 20

Constitution Hall State Historic Site to participate in Bald Eagle Rendezvous, Lecompton. September 24 - 26

Award-winning authors and the movie A Journey for Margaret at William Allen White Legacy Days, Red Rocks, Emporia. October 2 - 3

Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site hosts annual Fall Festival, Fairway. October 10 - 11

The Great Soldier State: Kansas and the Civil War in special exhibit gallery, Kansas Museum of History, Topeka. Through January 4, 2016.

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