Missouri’s Most Endangered, Feb. 2

Missouri is home to many beautiful and amazing plants and animals, some of which really need our help to survive. Join us as we explore some of Missouri’s
threatened and endangered species. Discover why they are declining, what is being done to help them and some success stories of recovered animals.

Saturday, February 2, 1 – 2 p.m
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, Blue Springs MO
No registration required, all ages.

Endangered animals is covered in Zoology

Valentine’s Day at Lanesfield Historic Site, Feb. 2

Lanesfield SchoolSee the school decorated for an Old-Fashioned Valentine’s Day, try your hand at pen and ink, and make your own valentine to take home!

The Lanesfield Historic Site features the limestone Lanesfield School, a visitors center with exhibits and a museum store, and a covered picnic shelter. Adjacent to the site is a 79-acre prairie, owned by Kansas City Power and Light.

Built in 1869, the school is the only standing structure from Lanesfield, Kansas. The town served as a mail stop on the Santa Fe Trail, identified with a 1906 Daughters of the American Revolution marker. A 1858 pre-Civil War skirmish also took place in the area between Missouri Border Ruffians and Free-State Kansans, led by General James H. Lane, the town’s namesake.

Adjacent to the Lanesfield Historic Site is a short nature trail, owned by the Kansas City Power and Light Company. An observation tower provides a birds-eye view of the skirmish site between the Free-State Kansans and the Missouri Border Ruffians.

Saturday, February 2, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Lanesfield Historic Site
18745 S. Dillie Rd, Edgerton, KS
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Störling Dance Theater’s UNDERGROUND, Feb. 2

Störling Dance Theater’s UNDERGROUND reflects the innovative and passionate storytelling that Störling has become known for.

UNDERGROUND tells the story of the Underground Railroad that is both historically accurate and made relevant for today’s generation. Don’t miss this incredible dance company described by the K.C. Star as performing “without doubt one of the most vivid, heartfelt and theatrically astute pieces of dance theater ever to grace a Kansas City stage”

Saturday, February 2, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
7:30 pm until 9:00 pm

Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO
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With this outing you may be able to combine Dance and Freedom Seekers.

Home Depot Kids Workshop, Feb. 2

Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with Kids Workshops at Home Depot!

FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12. The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

These workshops are held monthly at all Home Depot stores. No registration is required.

February’s project is a Valentine Card Holder.

Saturday, February 2, 9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

Find a store near you.

These workshops can be helpful for younger girls interested in earning Home Care and Repair. Girls who want more practice may be interested in the other kids available for purchase.

Friday Night Fun: Naturally Curious, Feb. 2

Visit the exhibition Cabinet of Curiosities: Photographs and Specimens and create your own dimensional box sculpture complete with images of interesting items from the natural world.

The exhibition, Cabinet of Curiosities: Photography & Specimens is loosely based around the 16th and 17th century concept of the Cabinet of Curiosities. Precursors to the modern museum, these Cabinets were assembled by their owners to reflect the intense fascination with the marvelous, unusual, unexpected, exotic, extraordinary, or rare.

This show examines what a photographic Cabinet of Curiosities might look like. It includes examples ranging from the very tiny (snowflakes and microscopic mites) to the very distant (telescopic image of the surface of the moon). It includes examples that cannot be seen with the naked eye of living things (x-rays) and of the deceased (skeletons of differing animal species). It explores the exotic (carmine bee eater) and the unusual (pulled teeth from the collection of Peter the Great).

Friday, February 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Ages 6-12 with an adult
$40 per adult-child pair. Museum members receive a 20% discount.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak
Kansas City, MO
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Visit http://https://peo.nelson-atkins.org/show.asp for tickets.

Second Saturdays By The Grinter Stove, Feb. 9

Join us at 10 a.m. February 9 as we honor the Grinter Place heritage of cooking on the wood stove. Explore traditional recipes through cooking demonstrations and tastings and hear a presentation on local history topics.

Wood stove at Grinter Place State Historic Site, Kansas City

$3 admission fee includes the program and tour of Grinter Place. Explore rooms decorated with period furnishings, the Grinter family Bibles and photos, and a quilt made by Anna Grinter. Take in a view overlooking the Kansas River when you step out onto the second floor balcony. Discover the way of life experienced by families living on the frontier.

A trip to Grinter Place isn’t just a look inside the oldest home in Wyandotte County, it’s a step back to the days of frontier life along the Kansas and Missouri borders. Overlooking the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River, Grinter Place was the home to Annie and Moses Grinter. Annie, a Lenape (Delaware), helped farm, raise poultry and livestock, and plant an apple orchard. Moses operated a ferry and a trading post, where he traded with the Lenape. Learn how life in Kansas changed dramatically through the stories of Annie and Moses when you visit the stately Grinter Place.

10 am – 5 pm

Grinter Place Historic Site
1420 South 78th Street
Kansas City, KS

This event could meet several requirements of Our Heritage, especially #7 (required for Explorers).