Category Archives: Holidays

Free Admission for Mom at the Truman Library, May 12

In honor of Mother’s Day, Museum admission for mothers is free. Mr. Truman, as portrayed by re-enactor Niel Johnson, will visit his presidential Museum and greet visitors from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
500 W. U.S. Hwy 24, Independence MO

For more information, visit their website

You may find this useful for Citizenship and Government.

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Mother Daughter Tea at John Wornall House, May 11

Wornall HouseThe beloved tradition of our annual Mother-Daughter Tea returns to The John Wornall House Museum.

Are you a fan of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy? Share a once in a lifetime experience with your mother, grandmother and/or daughter during our Little Women-themed Tea.

Cost: $25 per Mother-Daughter pair ($5 for every extra person). There will also be a few beautiful raffle items.

To purchase tickets, click here for online registration or call (816) 444-1858. RSVP required.

Saturday, May 11
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

John Wornall House Museum
6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City MO

For more information, visit the John Wornall House Museum website

This is a good opportunity to put into practice things learned in Social Skills & Etiquette, but it is also a great time to show your mom some appreciation.

“As an American Heritage Girl, I promise to …. cherish my family….”

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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http://www.jocomuseum.org/calendar.shtml

Consider this for Our Heritage.

Movie: Joyeux Noel, Dec. 23

Be a part of the National WWI Museum’s annual holiday tradition with a special showing of Joyeux Noël (2005), the dramatic true story of the spontaneous 1914 Christmas Truce along the Western Front. Free to the public.

Sunday, December 23, 2:00 p.m.

Find event information on the Museum website.

Consider this for Freedom’s Heroes (movie is rated PG-13).

Father Christmas at the Alexander Majors House, Dec. 15

Enjoy a historic holiday with your children and grandchildren at The Alexander Majors HouseEach child will have the opportunity to participate in traditional Christmas activities, listen to stories, hear music, and meet Father Christmas.

$8.00 per child which includes a photo with Father Christmas.
Free for adults and children 2 and under.

Advance reservations are not necessary. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

http://www.alexandermajors.com/events/

Like many of the historic-Christmas events at this time of year, this should help with Our Heritage and/or Living In The USA.

TubaChristmas Concert, Dec. 13

TubaChristmas 2012 in Kansas City will be hosted for the fifth year by The Kansas City Symphony. This event is one of 240 TubaChristmas concerts presented around the United States in tribute to the late artist/teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day 1902. The TubaChristmas ensemble (over 300 students, professionals, and area tuba enthusiasts) will perform traditional Christmas carols and songs.

Family, friends and the general public are encouraged to attend the FREE lunch hour concert to listen to the sounds of the season, tuba-style! Reservations are required.

Thursday, December 13 at noon
Helzberg Hall, Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts

All area tuba and euphonium players are invited to join in the festivities.

This should satisfy Music Appreciation #18.

https://tickets.kcsymphony.org/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=5183