Kansas City Calendar

'Heroes or Corpses': Captain Truman in WWI

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Jun 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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Pup Crawl

Jun 21, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Thursday.

Gather your pups and your people and head to @corinth_square this Thursday from 6-8pm. 🔹Live music on the corner by @spinpizza 🔹Live music on the corner by @brgr🔹Face painting on the corner by Mely’s 🔹Pet caricature artist @landofpaws from 5-7pm 🔹Extended shopping hours @dottieskc 🔹Specials at Great Harvest, plus a free treat for your pup 🐶Families, friends and...

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Family Fun Nights: 1860s Style

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm

Jun 21, 2018 - Jul 26, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Thursday.

Family Fun Nights at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Thursdays in June & July 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free admission! Enjoy a different theme of history each week with hands on activities! Themes: 6/7-Hit the Trail 6/14- 1860s Construction 6/21- Civil War 6/28- Music & Art 7/5- Independence Day 7/12- Kansas Cowboys 7/19- Food on the Farm 7/26- Mad Scientists Visit...

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Hands-on History

The National World War I Museum and Memorial

Jun 23, 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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