Heritage League of Greater Kansas City member publishes a new book; debuts an online HistoryPin collection; and, appears as a guest columnist in the Kansas City Star. In case you may be interested in this focused aspect of Kansas City's rich, diverse history:
BRUCE MATHEWS IS A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER, AUTHOR AND HISTORIAN FROM KANSAS CITY
Thursday 2/16 at 7 pm.
9901 Holmes Road, KCMO
Our cherished memories linked to the past.
Titled "K.C. Our Collective memories.
BE SURE TO JOIN US ON FEBRUARY 16 @ 7 PM
THE TRAILSIDE CENTER IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - NO ADMISSION FEE
THE TRAILSIDE CENTER IS STAFFED BY VOLUNTEERS IN COOPERATION WITH
KCMO DEPARTMENTS OF PARKS & RECREATION AND NEIGHBORHOODS AND HOUSING SERVICES
JANUARY 26 on Thursday evening at 7 PM
Black Regiments of the Civil War
BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM
Sam Gill, who has a long & varied program history, has a new program titled Black Regiments of the Civil War.
It's described as just over an hr. & important segments of it are set in the K.C. area !
This story has a bare truth, which is as heroic & inspiring as any in U.S. history.
9901 HOLMES ROAD
Premiere of "Langston's Lawrence"
You're invited to this latest event in the Art of Conversation series, a partnership of the Watkins Museum of History and the Lawrence Arts Center.
This free program will feature the debut of "Langston's Lawrence," a new short film about the life of young Langston Hughes, followed by a panel discussion with Hughes scholars Randal Jelks, Edgar Tidwell, and Carmaletta M. Williams discussing his work and legacy.
Doors open on January 27th at 6 P...M for refreshments, with the film and discussion beginning at 7.
Address: 1047 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
Kansas City area curators, archivists and living historians are professionals who graduated from Southeast Missouri State University's Historic Preservation Program. After more than 30 years, the HP alumni have a new, formal chapter and website! http://www.semohpalumni.org
WIZARD OF OZ EXHIBIT OPENS JANUARY 14
Over the Rainbow: Toys from the Land of Oz at The National Museum of Toys/Miniatures
Published in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is considered America’s first fairy tale. Since then, the story of Dorothy’s fantastical journey through the land of Oz has captivated generations. From January 14 – August 20, 2017, at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Over the Rainbow: Toys from the Land of Oz highlights the books, toys, and game...
Be sure to RSVP for our National Issues Forum Event, "Making Ends Meet," on December 15th from 1:30-3:00. You can learn more about the event here: https://trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/events/
Museum Education Coordinator
HOLIDAY EVENTS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF TOYS AND MINIATURES
Explore the museum with family and friends this holiday season
November 16, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, MO) –The halls have been decked and Father Christmas is on his way to The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Discover the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one of the nation’s largest collections of antique toys sprinkled with decorations this holiday season....
What was it really like? WWII & Korea Vets Tell Their Stories.
Savannah, MO, November 7, 2016. Few of us understand what it was like to serve during WWII or the Korean War. Come and listen to four veterans talk about their roles and experiences. It’s an eye-opening program you won’t want to miss!
Everett Powell, Edner Rudolph, Bob Knechtenhofer, and Reid Ordnung will share as we gain insight into service during these two wars. The program is scheduled for Saturday, Novemb...er 12, at 2:00 p.m. at the Andrew County Museum.
American Legion, Post 287, Savannah, will present the colors before the program. The program will also include a short tribute to SSGT Charles H. Oliver, WWII, Missing in action, presumed dead. We hope you will come help us celebrate our veterans!
Free event. Time: 2:00 pm. Saturday, November 12, 2016.
Andrew County Museum is a Blue Star museum that preserves the history and culture of Northwest Missouri, its agricultural roots, and specializes in Andrew County genealogy research services. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. ADA accessible.
Contact the museum at 816-324-4720 or check the website for further program information. For driving directions, visit our website www.andrewcountymuseum.org or call 816-324-4720. Museum location: 202 E. Duncan Drive, Savannah, Missouri, 64485.
Fall Membership Mixer Wednesday,
November 16th, 2016 5:30 PM
You are cordially invited to The Heritage League of Greater Kansas City's annual membership meeting and mixer....
Enjoy a behind-the-scene tour of the National Frontier Trails Museum to catch a glimpse of pioneers headed west.
Address: 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO 64055
Aubrey Vineyards, local to Overland Park, will be on hand for wine tasting!!
WW LIVING HISTORY SERIES
OCTOBER 27, 2016 @ 7 PM
9901 HOLMES ROAD KCMO
As many of you know, the first land response of US to Japanese aggression following Pearl Harbor was 8 months later when our Marines landed at Guadalcanal. The Japanese occupied the Solomons and other islands up the chain because they wanted to block shipping lanes that would bring men and material from the US to Australia. The US could not let that stand. Hence the invasion of Guadalcanal and other islands. The Japanese tried 3 times to take back Guadalcanal. The US Marines and Navy rebuffed them every time…at great loss of life.
On October 27 at the Trailside Center, 99th and Holmes, you will be among a select few to hear in person the story of Guadalcanal as told by 95 year-old Max Deweese, US Marines. Max, 2 Purple Hearts and in the first wave of Marines at Guadalcanal, will speak at the Trailside that night. The Guadalcanal story will soon be relegated to history books, not oral presentations, and I know you’ll want to be there that night at 7. Be there early….am sure we’ll fill the place. Bring your camera and get a picture with Max. He’s a great guy who hasn’t done any public speaking for years as he was taking care of his wife before she passed. But he’ll be there the 27th And I hope to see you.
Oh yes, be there early. The usual cookies and lemonade and a special musical surprise. What is it? It wouldn’t be a surprise if I told you.
Gary will also tell about the trip to the WW II Museum in New Orleans
with a WW II vet and two others and will give you a report on
Oct. 27 at the Trailside.
Gary W. Swanson
12217 Wenonga Lane
C-913 744 8282
Arrow Rock’s calendar is filled with thrilling, informative, family-friendly activities during the month of October.
• The month kicks off with a First Saturday Lecture at 10 a.m. on Oct. 1 at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center. St. Louis speaker Paula Zalar will present “Ars Moriendi: The Art of Dying.” This free, 90-minute talk and slide presentation traces how Americans have faced death, grieved it, and commemorated it from Colonial times until n...
TRAILSIDE CENTER PROGRAM CALENDAR
LIVING HISTORY SERIES
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 @ 7 PM
9901 HOLMES ROAD KCMO
CAPT Captain (Ret) US Coast Guard Chuck Marcus
CAPT Captain (Ret) US Coast Guard Chuck Marcus will make a presentation on the Coast Guard in Action in Vietnam covering activities of his Coast Guard Cutter and the Coast Guard 82 Foot Patrol Boats (WPB’s). Vietnam is usually remembered as a war fought in rice paddies and jungles. But there was another conflict as well, a sailors war, much of it fought from decks of United States Coast Guard Patrol Boats and Cutters.
CAPT Marcus served on the Coast Guard Cutter Planetree during two deployments to Vietnam where his unit provided combat support activities that were carried out in support of the war efforts. CAPT Marcus served two years on the Coast Guard Cutter Planetree and his ship made three Western Pacific deployments to numerous Pacific Islands and Asian Countries in addition to Vietnam. CAPT Marcus served for 30 years in the Coast Guard on active duty and reserve duty.
Please be early. Am sure we’ll fill up the joint. Ah, that lemonade and those luscious coconut macaroons. I’m getting hungry.
Cuban Photographer Jesse A. Fernández Celebrated in Three KC Locations
Nelson-Atkins, KC Public Library, American Jazz Museum Exhibits Offer Career Highlights
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City has organized a free, three-venue exhibition of the photographs of Jesse A. Fernández. Cuba Bound: Photographs by Jesse A. Fernández opens on Sept. 15 at the Nelson-Atkins and at the Kansas City Public Library Central Library, and Sept. 16 at the Gem Theater across fro...
- The State Historical Society of Missouri is seeking an archivist for... its Kansas City Research Center. Please see the position description below for more information. The position is open until March 31, 2016.
- We are posting this position announcement for a part-time Collection...s Assistant at Shawnee Town Museum. The position closes in three weeks, and we hope to hire in early March. Thank you very much for posting this.
- Here is a part-time Museum Interpreter position at Shawnee Town 1929. Thanks for looking.