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Museum After Hours

An all new virtual Museum After Hours series is available, 6:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month. The programs are free and offered at 6:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. 

Register for virtual Museum After Hours programs using the links below. 100-person limit. Programs also stream live on YouTube on the Kansas Historical Society channel.  These programs are free. Donations are welcome to help support programming. Past programs are archived on our YouTube channel.

“The Urban-Rural Divide in American History Or, Why Can't We Get Along?” - Dr. Steven Conn, historian

6:30 p.m. Friday June 10, 2022

We are a nation of urbanites, and yet we are filled with people who don’t like cities very much. The rural-urban divide is one of the nation's oldest political rifts. The result has been an ever-widening debate over who — urban or rural — is a “real American.” Dr. Steven Conn will explore the deep roots of the American hostility toward our cities and ask questions about our continuing nostalgia for rural life.

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This program will also stream live on YouTube on the Kansas Historical Society channel.


"Redlined: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation" - Andrew R. Gustafson, historian

6:30 p.m. Friday July 8, 2022

Redlining, the disinvestment of some neighborhoods and populations in favor of others, often on the basis of race, began as a private practice but became enshrined in federal policy during the Great Depression. Learn how the system of redlining shaped the Kansas City area but was also shaped by Johnson County people and events. Examine the legacies of redlining that continue to impact communities and populations in cities across the nation.Join Andrew R. Gustafson, Johnson County Museum’s curator of interpretation, as he shares the research for their newest exhibit, “REDLINED: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation.” To learn more about the exhibit, associated programs, and two dozen plus regional partners that made it possible, visit www.jcprd.com/Redlined

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This program will also stream live on YouTube on the Kansas Historical Society channel.


Many Museum After Hours programs have been recorded and are available through the Kansas Historical Society's YouTube channel.

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