Kansas City Calendar

'Heroes or Corpses': Captain Truman in WWI

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Apr 20, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

“There we were watching New York’s skyline diminish, and wondering if we’d be heroes or corpses,” Harry S. Truman later recalled as he departed New York for the battlefields of France in the spring of 1918. Truman returned a hero, and his service helped set him on the path to the presidency. “‘Heroes or Corpses’: Captain Truman in World War I” tells the captivating story of...

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The Three-Dimensional Imagination of Donna Moore

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Apr 20, 2018 - Jun 3, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

You may not know who Donna Moore is, but if you grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, there is a good chance you played with one of her soft toys. Based in Kansas City, Moore was one of the most prolific toy designers of the late 20th century and her products were sold all over the world. From the “Crazy Crop” characters for Hallmark to the Beatles John, Paul, George, and Ringo for...

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Playing for Keeps: The VFW Marble Tournaments, 1947-1962

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Apr 20, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Marble playing ruled playgrounds for much of the twentieth century. Requiring only a handful of marbles and a patch of dirt, the game crossed all economic and social barriers. In 1947, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) created a national marble tournament to positively influence young boys and re-engage WWII and Korean War veterans in civilian life. The tournament, an annual event for 14...

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FUNVILLE: What do you want to be?

Crown Center Showplace

Apr 20, 2018 - May 6, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Will your child be a firefighter, a schoolteacher, a racecar driver, or maybe, President of the United States? In FUNVILLE, children experience grown-up occupations in a kid friendly setting.   Let them forecast the weather, perform magic, work in a barbershop or ride a tractor. Whatever they choose, the most important job in FUNVILLE is to have fun. Open Monday -...

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The Way We Played

Kansas City Union Station

Apr 20, 2018 - May 28, 2018 @ 0: AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

At Union Station through May 28, The Way We Played is a first-time collaboration featuring toys from the T/m collection in conjunction with The Art of the Brick exhibition. Our toys reflect our place in time, the values our parents held dear, and the technological advances of our society. But the way we used them to shape our stories, the way we played, is our own. These rich personal...

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The Art of the Brick

Union Station

Apr 20, 2018 - May 28, 2018

THE ART OF THE BRICK, a captivating exhibition, featuring intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, the LEGO®brick, is set to make its debut at Union Station on January 25, 2018, in the Bank of America Gallery.  The critically acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring pieces constructed using only LEGO bricks is created by...

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Scavenger Saturdays at the Kemper

Kemper Museum of Art

Apr 21, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs monthly, on the third Saturday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturdays for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home,...

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Hands-on History

The National World War I Museum and Memorial

Apr 21, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday.

History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts.  Complimentary with paid admission | Near Paul Sunderland Glass Bridge 

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