Women on the Home Front, January 18

In conjunction with the Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie exhibit, the Johnson County Museum presents Mickey Ebert, Education Specialist at the National Archives at Kansas City, who will speak about the role of women on the home front during the Second World War. In 1943, President Roosevelt described the work of citizen soldiers when he said “Every combat division, every naval task force, every squadron of fighting planes is dependent for its equipment and ammunition and fuel and food…on the American people in civilian clothes in the offices and in the factories and on the farms at home.” The women civilians in those offices, factories, and at home will be the topic of this presentation which will feature primary sources found at the National Archives.

Saturday, January 18, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Education Center of the Johnson County Museum of History
6305 Lackman Rd. Shawnee, KS

Admission is free

Most suitable for older girls interested in the Freedom’s Heroes badge.

Second Saturday By The Grinter Stove, January 11

Learn about Kansas City area history and stay for lunch prepared on the wood stove. Join us from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. January 11 as Dr. Brice Obermyer, associate professor of anthropology at Emporia State University, presents information on the Delaware Indians.

Wood stove at Grinter Place State Historic Site, Kansas City

Admission is $5 adults, $3 children age 12 and younger, and includes a tour of Grinter Place and lunch. 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.

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

Consider this for the Our Heritage and Native American badges.